close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics

Reply

Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-24-2003, 02:16 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Pueblo, CO
Posts: 1,238
Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

What is everybodies preference and why? I understand the need for comeup clicks beyond say 500 or so due to increased trajectory but less than that??

[ 11-24-2003: Message edited by: sscoyote ]
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 05:22 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2001
    Location: Palmer, Alaska
    Posts: 2,539
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    When it's under 600 yards, or 10 MOA, and I've ranged the target, I've got the number of MOA to hold in my head already. At that point, it's either hold over or dial it.

    The NF R2 reticle makes it pretty easy to forget the need to dial. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    __________________
    Brent Moffitt
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 10:26 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: McKinney TX
    Posts: 408
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    I'll chime in on this one,

    IMHO I prefer dialing in verses Compensating reticles. Dialing in is much more accurate and if you have the different tables for different temps, altitudes and environmental changes you're pretty well set.

    Compensating reticles are calibrated for a specific load at a specific altitude and temp. Once you leave those conditions the reticle will only be a ball park guess.

    Example: Say you're using the Springfield Armory .308 reticle, which is calibrated for the sierra 168 gr BTHP at 59 degrees and sea level. Now you're hunting in Colorado at 10 degrees and 10,000' elevation. At 1000-yard give or take that reticle would be off by more than 7 feet.

    So, I'd rather dial in my range.

    Hope it helps & Have a great Thanksgiving everyone
    __________________
    Jeff

    Mathew 5:16

    Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 09:57 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2002
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 273
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    sscoyote,
    IMHO a compensating reticle is probably better if you are staying within 500 yards. It will be faster and simpler.
    Dialing it in is undoubtedly better at longer ranges, and while applicable at shorter ranges, being off by inches is acceptable.
    The neat thing about clicking it is that the same technique works as long as you have the elevation to work with and proper data. It is a better technique to learn.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 10:45 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2003
    Location: Washington State
    Posts: 120
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    So then what do you think of this reticle, that is calibrated in 2 moa increments?

    If you know the come ups in moa, then you just have to put that many moa above the target and squeeze! Saves all that cranking. You can still dial in the windage if you need to.

    __________________
    People slept peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stood ready to do violence on their behalf. -- George Orwell
    We honor and support those men and women who stand ready to do violence on behalf of the United States.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 11:31 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2001
    Location: Palmer, Alaska
    Posts: 2,539
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    That's the only reticle I like better than the NF R2. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I thought they were 1 moa between tics the first time you posted the pic, I must have looked at it wrong.

    That's the new USO reticle?
    Is the reticle in the 1st or 2nd plane?

    [ 11-24-2003: Message edited by: Brent ]
    __________________
    Brent Moffitt
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 11-24-2003, 11:47 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: Finland
    Posts: 179
    Re: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??

    I always dial. Just a habit although I donīt shoot really long range.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Clicks or trajectory compensating retricle??
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    How to: Trajectory in Inches to clicks?? HeftyLefty39 General Discussion 2 10-11-2010 05:51 PM
    New angle compensating Rangefinders...what ya got and how is it??? mdewitt71 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 08-20-2009 04:37 PM
    7mm STW with Swaro.6-24x50 TDS-4 retricle, Farrel 20moa base harald70 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 2 05-21-2009 05:00 PM
    Clicks, I hate clicks. Dave King The Basics, Starting Out 17 07-11-2007 02:10 AM
    Range Compensating Dots slicjack Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 3 03-07-2006 04:56 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC