Originally Posted by phorwath
I didn't know I could modify the zero point on the reticle tab feature to a reticle zero other than the default reticle display matched to the load data and zero range input into the Ballistics module - Data tab. Is that possible? I ask this because of your prior post where you state "Notice that for the two examples give above, they are zeroed at 100 yards in the middle but you can change that to have more range available; also, notice that the one for the left is in MIL scale and the one on the right is in IPHY scale." So I'm wondering if it's possible to play with the reticle tool feature to see where the reticle hash marks range out without changing the zero range data. I may have misunderstood your comment.
Agree that the database sychronization feature is the cat's meow.
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I like you caught that!
You did not misunderstand what I said, but you can not play with the reticle tool and you do have to change the zero. It can be done in a blink of an eye once you know what to look for.
You probably already know how to do this changing the zero, but if you haven't done it yet, this is how I go about it... In any event it'll help some one else.
I'll use my NightForce NP-R2 in this example
. You know this reticle has from
the center, 5 lines for 10 moa upwards adjustment and 10 lines for 20 moa downwards adjustment. Let's say you want the topmost line to zero at 100
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I apologize for any inconvinience... Sorry....
Alright, lets get it right now.
So we want to make the top most line (10 MOA from center) to be zero at 100 yards.
Normally, in LoadBase 3.0 my set up for 100 yards looks like this:
which we are telling LB3.0 that at 100 yards the impact point is dead on because "zero Height" is = to 0.
Let's change the "Zero Height to 10.5" because 1 MOA = 1.047", then
10 MOA = 10.47". LB3.0 will only let you enter one decimal so we will
Now we are telling LB3.0 that at 100 yards the impact point is 10.5" high,
which would be 10 moa high, which would match the top most line of the
reticle we are using. We are telling the program that our top most line is
dead on at 100 yards. (sorry for repeating my self, just making sure I'm
explaining it good)
When I click on the "Field Charts" tab in LB, we get this:
We know that the top most line is for 100 yards, the next line down is for 280 yards and so forth.
By looking at the drop chart you can find any distance you want for the rest of
the reticle lines including the "in between lines".
The normal "zero height = 0" at 100 yards chart would look like this:
Notice that for this chart it goes:
100 yards which is our zero, 280, 385, 480, 570, 655
The First chart shows:
100 yards(top most line), 280, 385, 485, 570, 655... all the way to 1160 yards.
Nice, from 100 yards to 1160 yards without making adjustments. Now we don't have to worry about the turret being a bit off.
By looking at the chart having the "zero height = 10.5", the last three lines on
the bottom which from center of reticle would be 16, 18 and 20 MOA, they
would be good for distances of 1220, 1280, and 1335 yards respectively.