I am going to try to make it out this weekend to start working out to longer ranges and calibrating a ballistics calculator (iStrelok). I plan on zeroing the rifle at 100yds and then recording calculated drop vs actual drop at 300, 400, 500, 600, 700.
Since I will know all of the variables such as elevation, muzzle velocity (I will shoot through chrono), pressure, temperature, etc, I am hoping that I can fudge the BC in the calculator to match my actual drop on paper at the various distances and have a reliable tool.
I am new to this long range stuff, but in theory, once I calibrate the calculator to match some real shooting conditions and results, I should be able to change elevation, temperature, etc and get a calculated result that is really close if not spot on.
eventually, maybe I will just get a few turrets made through vortex to match the common hunting/shooting conditions that I hunt/shoot in.