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#22
10-14-2004, 08:28 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Jun 2007 Posts: 1,515
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Yep, that was the answer. I don't know why I didn't figure that out before. I have played and played with that program but it never dawned on me.

I entered a start distance of 1000 yards and a zero range of 1100 yards and increments of 10 yards. Yhis is what I found

Crosshairs = 1100
-.5 mils = 1115
-1= 1135
-1.5= 1155
-2= 1175
-2.5= 1190
-3= 1205
-3.5= 1225
-4= 1240
-4.5= 1255
bottom post= 1270 yards

Thanks for the assist.
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#23
10-14-2004, 11:36 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Aug 2003 Location: McKinney TX Posts: 408
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Dakor,

I have that program and few of us who tried it have uncovered a bunch of bugs. I have the excel program Dave King put on the board a few weeks ago and it works very well.

Both programs have a similar look and feel, but I have not uncovered any real bugs in Dave. Go to "sweet free ballistic calculator, with MOA and mil's" thread. There is a bunch of posts on both of these programs and you can down load Dave's from there.

Hope it helps
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#24
10-15-2004, 06:27 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2003 Location: Pueblo, CO Posts: 1,232
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Another way to calculate it is to convert bullet drop at each range to its equivalent "inch per 100 yds." measurement by dividing the drop by its corresponding range in 100 yd. intervals. i.e., say 1200 yds. = 120"-- so 120/12=10", then divide the equivalent 100 yd. mil measurement in inches (3.6) into that to find out which mil-dot to hold for-- 10/3.6= 2.75 mils. Reworking the equation should give the fillowing from your figures:

.5 mil (1115)= -20" (approximately)

1.0 mil (1135)= -41"

1.5 (1175)= -62"-- etc.

5.0 mil (1270)= -226"

IF i have my math correct..?

[ 10-15-2004: Message edited by: sscoyote ]
#25
10-15-2004, 01:27 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: North Dakota Posts: 654
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Can someone Please post Dave's program. I am going to shoot out to 800 yards tomorrow. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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#26
10-15-2004, 03:03 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Aug 2003 Location: McKinney TX Posts: 408
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Dakor,

You've got mail!

Enjoy
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Mathew 5:16

Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
#27
10-15-2004, 06:58 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: North Dakota Posts: 654
Re: Mil-Dot Hold Over Question

Thanks again Jeff!!!
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