Re: Are you Real World Deployable
Some rambling, might be of interest or bore the hell out of you...
One very good solution is to buy a Pathfinder Ballistic chart and mount it on your scope. Just pull out the little tape and the drops are right were you need them. Pathfinder will make custom drop charts for your caliber, they are great. Just call Allison Tool at 303 355-5356. You can also get the same rig from Leupold but you pay for the nice Leupold emblem on the top. They are very well made and work slick.
If you don't have twenty bucks (or more for the leupy), here is another suggestion - make your own drop cards that fit into your Eagle stock pack. My secret - milk jugs. Up here we have big suckers that hold 2 litres, no ideas what they really hold, about a couple of quarts anyhow.
Take an empty milk jug and cut big squares out of the sides, then shape those pieces so that they fit into the Eagle stock pack. Then print your drops and wind onto a big label and stick the label to the heavy plastic. Then put Scotch tape over the label to protect it from moisture and you are good to go - a real tough range card. I know, there are other sources of plastic...
This would be un-nessessary if Ballisticards fit into the stock pack. But they don't.
If you don't have an Eagle stock pack then put your drops on a label or card and tape it to the side of your stock. Carry a spare in a handy pocket, in case the one on your rifle drops off. Hell, I even carry extras in my wallet.
You can also make a smaller, simpler one and put it inside your Butler Creek flip-up cap on the eyepiece of your scope. If you don't have a Butler Creek then go get one, every scope should have Butlers just because. I actually prefer Scope Coats, but to explain why would constitute hi-jacking this post and that is a no-no.
Always reshoot your zeros and preferably your drops when you hunt in a location higher, hotter, colder, wetter, or really different than your home [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]