Re: Nightforce NXS- Kenton Industries BDC Military spec turret.
I use a yardage marked turret out to 1000 pretty regularly. As someone noted earlier, generally when I'm a couple thousand feet above the alt my dial is set for, the temp is lower so the change in POI isn't much. I have 3 that cover me from sea level to about 11,000. I do have a chart for my hunt, but it rarely leaves the pack. When I do have a situation (incline, environmental) that would make my dial off a decent amount, it's just as easy to reference the chart and add or take away a few clicks as it was when I used MOA dials. For 80% (maybe 90%) of my hunting shots, I dial and shoot. The speed of a yardage marked turret makes it well worth the only drawback I have found, which is buying an extra dial or 2 if you hunt places with a big alt change.
Mine are specific to my load and rifle. For hunting, most of my shots are under 600. At 600 yards my sea level dial groups around 5" low when I'm at 7000'. If I'm within 3000' & 30 degrees of what my dial is set for, and it's less than a 20deg incline, I don't even think about manually compensating if it's 1000 or under. That covers almost every opportunity I have.
Last edited by Sharpstick; 05-02-2009 at 01:43 AM.