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Unread 11-24-2010, 10:57 AM
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need help with bullet drop calculation

here is the problem : I have my gun sighted in at 200 yards but I do not have a range pass 200 yards ... My gun is a sako .300 win mag , shilen barrel 26'' muzzle break ..ammo is handload 168 grain berger VLD , RL-22 powder at 3055 fps ..scope is a zeiss conquest Z-plex 6.5-20x50mm target turrets .. I will be sighting this gun in KANSAS for 300,400, 500 yards when I arrive but to save on ammo I would like to know how much bullet drop at those yards ..the turret right now is set at ZERO for 200 yards ...if you can get me close that would save time and ammo ... or tell me how many clicks for 300,400, and 500 yards ....thanks
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    Unread 11-24-2010, 12:24 PM
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

    To get a little more than just in the ball park a piece of information is needed.

    This data would be the distance in inches between the line of bore and line of sight.

    To get this:
    1. measure the diameter of the scope end bell at the end.
    2. measure the diameter of the barrel at the end of the scope end bell.
    3. measure the distance between the top of the end bell and the bottom of the barrel at the end of the end bell.
    4. Subtract 1/2 of end bell diameter AND 1/2 of the barrel diameter from the top of end bell to bottom of barrel measurement.
    This will give you the line of sight about the line of bore distance, fairly close.

    Finally go here and punch in your data. In short order you'll have your numbers. JBM - Calculations - Trajectory
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

    If you can't figure this at the range, how do you plan to do it in the field?
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

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    If you can't figure this at the range, how do you plan to do it in the field?
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

    I use nearly the same method to determine scope height as you do Roy, however I measure the diameter of the bolt and the diameter of the scope tube nearest the turrets. Now you got me wondering. If you have a 20moa ramp would it make any difference measuring out on the bell vs near the turret? Or is that just really really splitting hairs?
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

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    practice first,then hunt
    Practice asking on a forum what to dial for a given range?

    I guess with the right cellphone service you could come back and ask before each shot...
    But have you considered learning how to do it, and practicing to a point of proficiency?

    See, your not asking how to catch fish. You're just asking for fish.
    Why should anyone throw them to you?
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    Re: need help with bullet drop calculation

    LRSickle

    I wonder the same thing as I have a 40 moa rail on this one but figure I'll fudge the value when doing the drop chart.

    Your way may be better!

    Also, yur not in the prry phone book.

    Check your PM I'll send you one in a moment.
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