Originally Posted by KQguy
I was thinking about changing out my Nightforce reticle to one that I can range distances with.Just curious,what kind of accuracy can you expect ranging with a reticle?What would be the farthest distance you could range with and be trustworthy?I have a good Lazer rangefinder,but thought it would be a back up in case it failed out in the field.
Looking for guy's who have done it enough to know how it works at distance's,of 300yds +/-,400yds +/-,500yds +/- etc.
The problem as mentioned is knowing the size of your target.
I am one of the "Old guys" that used them when we had nothing else and they worked well
out to reasonable distances.
The problem was that even the game was different sizes (I once had a realy nice 10 point
deer that was well outside of his ears and while setting up for the shot a doe walked in
front of him and that's when I realized that the buck was only about 60 pounds and I had
guessed the distance based on his size which placed him almost a hundred yards further
than he actually was).so I passed on the shot.
On know targets Like a person they work well but on game it is a crap shoot.
I still have and use mill dot scopes, but I like to use the mill dots or stadia lines to make shots
that dont give enough time to crank the turrets, because I know where each dot is in yardage
and can use the proper hold for distance to 1100 or 1200 yards. Beyond that I use the turrets
or dont make the shot.
With the advent of laser range finders there is no better way to range a target and make a
one shot kill/hit because it does not care what size the target is only the distance.
The mill dots are great backup but as long as you have a working range finder that's the way
Just my opinion.
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