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Old 02-04-2007, 03:01 PM
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Question about elevation in my nightforce

If your scope has 1/8 inch clicks of verticle adjustment, you have a 100 yard zero you turn 8 clicks to go up an inch. what do you turn to go up an inch at 200 or 300 yards?
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:10 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

8 clicks will move you 2 inch at 200 and 3 inchs at 300 1 moa at 200 yrds is 2 inchs 3 three at 300 4 at 400 ect. so at 200 4 clicks = 1 inch
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:37 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

First, those clicks are in MOA not inches. So take .125 MOA/click and multiply by 1.047 to get a true inch per click. .125 * 1.047 = .130875" per click.

Next step is to go .130875 * (yardage/100). So for 300 yards you would use .393" per click. If you want to compensate for 12 inches of bullet drop at 300 yards you divide 12 by .393 which = 30.5 clicks. It is up to you whether you go 30 or 31 clicks.

Converting from MOA to inches is not neccesary for shorter ranges, however, when you get out there and start using alot of clicks, it adds up. It is better to convert it in most LR applications
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:01 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

Thanks. I have a 338 lapua that I want to figure the drop at a 200 yard zero with 250 lapua bullets and lapua loaded rounds.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:44 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

do you have any ballistic software ?
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:38 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

This should get you started:

http://www.biggameinfo.com/BalCalc.aspx

Feel free to ask questions if some of the categories aren't clear. Good luck.
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Question about elevation in my nightforce

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First, those clicks are in MOA not inches.

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He said "1/8 inch clicks".

His scope must be in inches/100yds(like a leupold)
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