Originally Posted by moosehunter
Just picked up a mil dot scope. After learning how to use them its apparent how important it is to know the size of the target your shooting at. I would assume the chest cavity would be the best thing on a game animal to range at. Anyone with experience in doing this have any advise to give? Yes I know a laser range finder is the way to go but thats not the way I went. Is there a site that shows fairly accurate, avg. measurements of game?
Yes you are right= You have to range the chest cavity.
The standard sizes for adult game are:
Black Bear - 18 inches
Muley, White Tail Deer - 18 inches
Sheep - 24 Inches
Elk, Moose - 34 inches
BUT RIMEMBER - THE SIZE IS FOR AVERAGE GAME CHEST CAVITY, SO YOU CAN BE WRONG.
Over all you will be on the target all the time with +/- 25-35 yards at 700-800yards.
If you are using a MILDOT MASTER you can get on game without problems.
If you go to this location, and read and folow the online class plus try to play with the demo version online of the mildot you will get used with mildot scopes.
REMEMBER ALL THE TIME - USE FOR RANGING THE SCOPE TO THE FACTORY CALIBRATED ZOOM POWER.
WHEN YOU ARE APPLYING MILDOT RANGING USE THE SAME POWER. DO NOT SWITCH BECAUSE YOU WILL MISS BIG TIME.
Hope this one gives you one ideea about mildot.