Scope strategy and Vortex 6.5-20x44 questions
After reading as much on here about scopes, hold over, mil dot,moa,etc as I can handle I'm seriously considering buying a Vortex 6.5-20x44. Not sure if the target dot or the v-plex is the right reticle for me. The scope will be going on a Savage 11 LRH 6.5 Creedmoor. I will be hunting white tail w/ it & also as a backup for yotes.Practically speaking, most of our 'long range' shots around here are 300-400 yds, but there are lots of those opportunities here on our farm.
Here's how I am trying to use a rifle scope for what I think of as longer range shots;
I'm in the process of shooting my way out to 400yds (using a 150yd zero) w/ my Savage 10 22-250 heavy (Mueller 8.5-25x50) and making a trajectory table using clicks to gain each elevation (this process does not seem any more cumbersome than any of these 'customized ballistic turret programs' and I get to see just what is happening or not happening w/ each group). I was assuming I would do the same thing with the deer rifle.
So, in general I am hoping to be able to use my laser range finder to determine range and then use my own trajectory table (from my rifle w/ my cartridge) to adjust (dial up) the scope up for longer range shots (haven't dealt w/ wind yet!)
So, will this way work? Is this the right scope for me or am I as hopelessly screwed up as I feel? Thanks for any help!