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Nightforce NXS- Kenton Industries BDC Military spec turret.

 
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:37 AM
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Re: Nightforce NXS- Kenton Industries BDC Military spec turret.

I'd use them out to 500 yards or so, but I'd just make my own...
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:52 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS- Kenton Industries BDC Military spec turret.

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Many thanks all. I'll think I will just keep dialliing by the sound of it ?

DUH
DUH, this may sound a little flippant.... but why dont you just memorize your drops out to 700 yds and have a couple of quick reference charts to go to for various altitudes/pressures.

1" of Bar pressure = about 1000' elevation (close enough for government work to 700 yds).

Runnig your ballistics at 1000' and 2000' elevation, I see only 1" differenc in drop... both 12 MOA (48 clicks), at 600 yds - 9 MOA, at 500 yds - 6 1/4 MOA, at 400 yds - a chip shot holding cross hairs just above the back.

Beyond 700 yds.... well.... you might wanna just take the time to nail it down right and if it's too long... oh well

Cheers,

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Old 05-01-2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: Nightforce NXS- Kenton Industries BDC Military spec turret.

At the moment I have a Leupy turret strapped on with retractable tape. Seems to be working but I like the neatness of one less turret.

Multiple ways to skin a rabbit I guess !

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:28 AM
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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.

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