Detailed Swaro Info
I just got an e-mail from the Swaro tech guy and thought I would post this info:
The AV 3-10x42 ML (Muzzle Loading) reticle rifle scopes are starting to roll off the production lines. As you know the reticle is designed to take advantage of the newer, long range spire point muzzle loading bullets that can effectively take game out to between 200 and 300 yards utilizing modern in-line muzzleloaders. As a reminder there are 15 decals included; 5 popular .50 caliber bullets for 150 gr loads, the same 5 bullets with 100 gr loads, 5 blank decals to take data from many other loads in the instruction manual or for customization. The loading data in the manual is based upon 100gr or 150 gr powder charges. There will also be a coupon in the box (good until the end of the year) that the consumer can redeem for 2 boxes of Hornady 50 cal. 250 gr SST saboted bullets.
An additional use has been discovered for the ML reticle that many of you may find lucrative & beneficial. For many popular Whitetail / Mule Deer centerfire rifle calibers, sighted in at 100 yards, the dots/bars under the main crosshair work out to be pretty much dead on at 200, 300, 400, 500 yards.
In technical terms, cartridges with muzzle velocities between 2800 fps and 3000 fps, with ballistic coefficients between .380 and .475 seem to work out very well. The 150 gr 30-06 loads are extremely close to being dead on!
In layman's terms, here are a few examples of a factory cartridges, when sighted in at 100 yards, work out to be virtually dead on at 100, 200, 300, 400 & 500 yards. Remember that this is with the AV 3-10x42 ML at 10X. For closer shots, out to 150 yards, use the scope at any magnification when using only the main central crosshair.
1) 243 Win. - Hornady 100 gr BTSP 2960 fps BC .405
2) 25-06 Rem. - Remington 115 gr Core-Lokt Ultra 3000 fps BC .380
3) 270 Win. - Winchester 140 gr AccuBond CT 2950 fps BC .472
4) 270 Win. - Federal Vital Shock 150 gr Nosler Partition 2850 fps BC .466
5) 280 Rem. - Remington 140 gr Core-Lokt PSP 3000 fps BC .390
6) 308 Win - Hornady 150 gr SST Light Magnum 3000 fps BC .415
7) 308 Win - Hornady 150 gr InterBond 2820 fps BC .415
8) 30-06 Sprg - Winchester 150 gr Ballistic Silvertip 2900 fps BC .435
9) 30-06 Sprg - Federal 165 gr Nosler Partition 2830 fps BC .409
10) 30-06 Sprg - Hornady 150 gr InterBond 2910 fps BC .415
11) 300 Win Mag - Remington 180 gr Core-Lokt PSP 2960 fps BC .383
12) 300 WSM - Federal 180 gr Nosler Partition 2980 fps BC .474