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Old 02-07-2012, 10:16 PM
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Re: Reticle Question-Please Advise

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:20 PM
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Between 9 and 10 MOA sounds about right.

But, you should verify your scope height (center of tube to center of bore).

It won't make a huge difference at 500yds. But as you reach out farther, it'll begin to make a notable difference.

-- richard

not sure if im doing it right, but heres my calculations:

47'' of bullet drop
47/1.25 (click value at 500yards)= 37.6 clicks
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37.6(clicks)/4 (#of clicks to equal 1 MOA)= 9.4 MOA

Its not a time consuming as it seems, I calculate this in around 10-20 seconds. Does this forumula seem correct?

Bulletdrop
Click value =Actual Clicks

Actual Clicks
4 =Total MOA of elevation needed
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Re: Reticle Question-Please Advise

Do you have an iPhone or an ipod touch?

If so, download iStrelok for free. You can pick your reticle (yours is in there), enter your data, and see exactly what you're looking for. Very slick for a free program.
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not sure if im doing it right, but heres my calculations:

47'' of bullet drop
47/1.25 (click value at 500yards)= 37.6 clicks
OR

37.6(clicks)/4 (#of clicks to equal 1 MOA)= 9.4 MOA

Its not a time consuming as it seems, I calculate this in around 10-20 seconds. Does this forumula seem correct?

Bulletdrop
Click value =Actual Clicks

Actual Clicks
4 =Total MOA of elevation needed
That's one way to get there.... 9.4 MOA was your answer. So, you would hold just above the 10 MOA vertical hash mark in your reticle. Or, dial up 9.5 Minutes.

Any of the calculators such as Bullet Flight will spit it out as fast as you can key it in. You can also print a range card in case your iPhone battery dies.

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Do you have an iPhone or an ipod touch?

If so, download iStrelok for free. You can pick your reticle (yours is in there), enter your data, and see exactly what you're looking for. Very slick for a free program.
x2 It is also on the Android market. Very user friendly.
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Re: Reticle Question-Please Advise

Set up a milk jug full of water and shoot at it......once you can hit that milk jug then you will know where to hold!
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Set up a milk jug full of water and shoot at it......once you can hit that milk jug then you will know where to hold!


lol thats def a way to figure it out, trial and error.

Can anyone just pick up there rifle and shoot 800 yards with no adjustment other than holding high? Id be impressed, thats for sure.
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