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Old 02-06-2011, 04:06 AM
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terrible horibble miss

took a shot at 375 meters at an angle of 50-60 degreez vertical at an ibex and l missed 5 minutes later a nother ibex apeard at 600 meters. this was a 9 year old one so took a shot at that one to and missed again

l use a docter 3-12-56 rifle scope without target turrets. the animal looks too small after 300 meters. lm planing to buy a new rifle scope. what should l buy?

l personaly am thinking of nightforce 12-42-56. what do you think. 12-42-56 too much? should l go with the zeiss 6-24-56 insted?
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:11 AM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

The scope is not the problem -- need more practice time.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:33 AM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

If your just holding over, then a scope built to dial would be good. The optics you mentioned are way to much IMO and will cause you grief if something is close, I've shot game a lot small a lot farther with the optic at 10X but dialing all I have to do is put the cross hair where I want the bullet! If you miss you need to figure out why before leaving the spot and I shoot an other shot at a rock or something to confirm why I missed. More shooting is better than anything, you will see a lot of guys going out and shooting rocks to practice ranging and doping LR hunting type shots, it's good practice!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

As stated above, and in a another post, you are are trying to figure your clicks.Since your scope is mil, think in mil and not clicks. I noticed you did not have drops listed for cartridge. You need to start there, then field verify with practice,you will also need some type of angle or cosine devise and get familar with it for those extreme angles.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:49 PM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

again, scope is not your problem.

i've shot small pieces of clay birds at 940yds with my nightforce set on 10x
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:54 PM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

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took a shot at 375 meters at an angle of 50-60 degreez vertical at an ibex and l missed 5 minutes later a nother ibex apeard at 600 meters. this was a 9 year old one so took a shot at that one to and missed again

l use a docter 3-12-56 rifle scope without target turrets. the animal looks too small after 300 meters. lm planing to buy a new rifle scope. what should l buy?

l personaly am thinking of nightforce 12-42-56. what do you think. 12-42-56 too much? should l go with the zeiss 6-24-56 insted?
How high of a hold did you take at 375 meters. And what is your zero range? What cartrige/bullet are you shooting?
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: terrible horibble miss

l used the 150 grain power shock 7mm rem mag. l have a scope that has 4 lines under the actual crosshairs l aimed between the 1st and 2rd lines. if you know wht l meen. when shooting at 300 meters the bullet lands 7 cm above the first line. did l aim a bit too high?
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