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


Home-Made PM2 BDC result

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2005, 12:48 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Blighty
Posts: 638
Home-Made PM2 BDC result

Iím sure Iím not the first to do this, but I thought Iíd just share with you all this homemade BDC idea.

ĎField Testedí it this morning shooting 2 yearling bucks.

Being able to go straight from LRF to dialling the turret Ėwithout having to refer to my comeup chart- massively increased my speed of engagement. Very satisfying.

Itís simply a printout from a Word document, printed at a scale ratio to match the turret marks, then covered in waterproof tape. The Mk2 version will see it printed on waterproof paper.

Iím extremely pleased with the result of this extremely simple mod and thoroughly recommend it!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 01:10 PM
ds ds is offline
Silver Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Cz
Posts: 235
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

Brown dog,

excellent idea. That is very nice.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 01:33 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 398
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

Looks kick ASS to me, way to go DOG!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 04:24 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: scotland
Posts: 174
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

very smart indeed my beige poodle friend [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
gonna have to do me some of those for my own sticks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 04:37 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,515
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

I did that for my VXIII but it wrapped all the way around and had 3 levels to represent the 3 rotations of come-ups. Worked quite nicely. When I settle on a new load I may very well do it again. I made it in Xcell and used "small fonts". This let me angle the numbers slightly and add color to the different levels.

What would be the cats meow is if someone made custom engraved turrets so I could take my hunting turret off and put on my varmint turret for a different bullet and velocity. Oh baby!!!
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 09:47 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,930
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

They do:

Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 878
Re: Home-Made PM2 BDC result

Only problem with those custom emgraved turrets is that after you get out there a bit, the variables start stacking up so as to make them useless. Differances in temp, barometric pressure, altitude (anything that effects air density), shooting uphill/downhill ect are all contributors. That being said, for good ways out there, say 600-1000 depending on your BC/MV and your origional zero distance this is the best way to do it. My 243 is set up exactly this way. 0-600yds in a single twist. Mine is not nearly as spiffy as Brown Dog's. Maybe ill spend some time on the computer in the morning whipping up a new one.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Home-Made PM2 BDC result
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home made Shooting Mat Crop Damage Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 05-12-2010 09:12 AM
Home-made primers...? old_heli_logger Reloading 2 06-08-2009 12:06 PM
Home made ecaller cdparks Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 1 11-18-2008 09:48 AM
Home made bore scope? moosehunter General Discussion 0 09-17-2006 02:09 PM
First Home Made Stock. Centre Punch General Discussion 5 06-07-2005 11:11 AM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.99%
1,546 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.14%
1,912 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.03%
1,370 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.04%
597 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
233 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.89%
291 Votes
Total Votes: 5,949
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC