Originally Posted by magedon44
Hey guys im new to the forum and im trying to wrap my head around the MOA and 1/4 clicks with turret adjustments. I have read some articals and youtube vids. I would like to see some examples of your click charts that you tape to your gun so i can see exactly how you guys do it in the field, im not sure how many yard incriments i should make my drop chart for. Any help would be great. Thanks!
The general method is to use a ballistic program to generate the data. Some programs print the charts. You have to decide on the precision you need and what you want to take into account.
Minimum data you need is the muzzle velocity of the bullet, the bullet BC, the height of the scope over the bore, and the zero distance. You can make one chart for the average conditions you shoot or make multiple charts for air density and perhaps temperature if your muzzle velocity changes with temperature. Only you can decide what distance increments will allow you to interpolate between range increments in your head. The chart should have enough resolution that reading it doesn't introduce errors larger than your gun shoots. 50 yard increments are typical for hunting rifle out to maybe 800 yards. Generally the chart should also give wind deflection in clicks per MPH or per 10 MPH for each range. Again get that from the ballistic program.
The most important part is to verify that the chart is correct with shooting tests at your zero, an intermediate range, and at the max range on the chart ( still well supersonic). If the drop is right you can assume the wind deflection is correct too.
This page as several online calculators you can use to generate ballistics tables and various styles of range cards. The output is only as good as the data you give it, so don't guess at input values. Don't use program default values unless you know they're correct.
JBM - Calculations