I also apply plex style reticles for windage, elevation and rangefinding and find they work pretty well for this app. to intermediate range.
I used to hunt coyotes with a 17 FB XP-100 shown below, and used that system in a 4-12x Burris Mini scope with plex reticle. I always applied it at 12x for longer ranges when time allowed for a more deliberate shot. In that optic the plex post tips [PPT] subtended 2.5 MOA from x-hair. The lower post tip was dead on with my load at 340 yds., so i created a drop chart with windage calcs. like this on a sticker in the Butler Creek scope cap cover--
This way i could approach the long shot more accurately. I actually killed a coyote once at 300 yds. sitting facing me using this system in a measured 10 mph x-wind, and it worked perfect. It was a little wierd aiming that far off the dog, but the calcs sure helped with that one [and actually a couple more over the years]--
What do u know--here's the exact data i forgot i had for that optic on that little rig [the vertical data below 325 yds. is turret clicks in MOA added to lower post tip]--