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Converting yards into clicks ????

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Unread 11-21-2011, 04:55 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

Thank you guys for all the info. There is a G7 Ballistic calculator on this site and it's free. I put in all the info that I know of and found out that it would help if I know my true data for my round to get an accurate chart. I put in some basic numbers just to see how the callculator works and it will do a full chart to what ever yards you want and will print it on a small range card for you. After playing with all the settings for a while I found the button that converts yards to clicks. I'm going to get all my basic info, plug it into the program, print out a chart and try it out at the range. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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Unread 11-21-2011, 05:34 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

stlbndr, you can't really keep everything 'optically centered' for 'intended yardages' in LR hunting. This, because intended ranges covers all possibles, don't matter if you dial or hold-off.
And Mildots are anything but precise. They are actually the lowest of all aiming resolutions, and nowhere near the accuracy of laser ranging.
Then, with charts by 'actual shooting results'; well those results have yet to be determined for every ballistic condition in the field. This is a local adjustment when you get there & before taking a shot.

LR hunting is completely different than target shooting at known size plates at known distances plus or minus whatever the conditions cause..
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Unread 11-21-2011, 06:40 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

I bought my self a MilDot Master thankyou web site
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Unread 11-21-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

Hi Mikecr its a lot easier than most would imagine. I use the center dot for 700 yd zero. two dots above it and 2 dots below it Each of those dots are spaced 36 inches apart at 1000 yds. thats a total of 108 inches elevation adjustment at 700 with out ever leaving the scope. 1/8th clicks only have a certainty of 1.25 inches at a grand. An eye can very easily divide a length down into 1/16 of a segment or 2.25 inches. only 1 inch difference between the two. Scopes don't rack up and down perfectly or go back to true zero, Mil rad spacing isn't perfect either but both are very good with a decent scope. With the real possibility of miscounting and or forgetting. It is my opinion that clicking is the least accurate of the two methods. All is well with dotting particularly if it is remembered that the scope can still click if needed! It is also very beneficial to keep the scope optically zeroed for intended ranges. I know it is a different thought that goes back to before rangefinders and computers but with the modern equipment of today it is better than ever and it was good!
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Unread 11-22-2011, 01:44 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

QUOTE FROM ABOVE: "Scopes don't rack up and down perfectly or go back to true zero". My Vortex 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA scope does.

I went through all the steps you have done. Then I decided that I really didn't have to remember anything except holding for the wind.

This is what I did:

Drop chart. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

Field test: Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP scope. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum


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Unread 11-22-2011, 03:25 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

Crud, I also wrote that they do very good. I know that people are selecting the new video game approach to hunting, It is very popular and with enough practice it will work! I don't suppose that the older ways will appeal to everyone and neither would I expect them too. Here is my analogy and hopefully it will not resemble anyone. Spot game animal, look at it with binoculars, get out range finder bounce it off of stuff other than the animal, oh crud it wont bounce back any further than 700 yds today , oh crud the batteries are dead. look at the paste on chart on the side of my rifle that does not include the actual yardage to be shot. measure the wind and calculate drift. Crank on the knobs, Dawg gone it was that eighteen clicks. Mr. Elk come back I'm not through yet - Aw fudge just shoot heck with the level, what happened A laughable scenario but true to the point! Until recently when we became keyboard vegetables no one had a problem with numbers. We had no problem in remembering a dozen or so 10 digit phone numbers on top of SS number bank nunbers addresses and every other number society hands out. I don't see any problem with remembering a few simple Dot and windage rules. Definately just my opinion and nothing to judge shooting ability by.
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Unread 11-22-2011, 06:36 PM
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Re: Converting yards into clicks ????

You have to range the animal, I love my scopes but a range finder is a faster easier
way. Anything over 500 yards or so isn't usually aware of my presence so being in a
rush isn't paramount. Getting the yardage, wind and slope is. When I was young you
only heard or read of a few long competition shooters taking game at the distances
we see today that are maybe not common, but are certainly done by layman. It's
the equipment that has gotten better, not the shooters per say.
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