Originally Posted by NJS
Are you guys using the mil's and doing all the caculations? Or just using the dots as hold over dots? For big game hunting I prefer a hold over reticle like the Zeiss Rapid Z or another one of the hold over reticles.... Zeiss has one for 600 & 800 yards... the 600 matches up with standard cartridges and the 800 for magnum cartridges. Give me a laser rangefinder, an accurate rifle, a solid rest and no wind and we're in business! NJS P.S. Don't forget to practice too...
A rangefinding reticle is a ballistic reticle is a rangefinding reticle. The mil-ranging formula is actually used for both rangefinding and downrange zeroing, since a bullet drop at any distance is in a way the same as a tgt. size, for example suppose we want to know what the holdover would be for a bullet that drops 30" @ 500 yds. in inch per hundred yds.--
30 x 100 / X / 1.0 = 500
X=6 inch per hundred yds.
Suppose we now want to know how far away a 30" tgt. is when it fits between 2 6 inch per 100 yd. stadia lines--
30 x 100 / 6 / 1.0 = X
...so any ranging reticle can easily become a ballistic reticle and vice versa.
I love playing around with reticle-rangefinding, and reverse milling concepts. Recently we actually measured the size of a tgt. @ 1000 yd. using a mil-dot reticle at a power other than calibrated, and we were within 0.3" from true tgt. size. This struff is a kick and will flat amaze u at how accurate it can be.