Re: OK I just took the big leap and ordered a Viper PST 4-16x50 FFP MRAD
OMG dude that a lot of questions. First I would advise against the use of mils for ranging game animals. Itís ok to practice with mils but you should use a range finder to confirm.
The military uses mils in their rifle scopes, but no one cares where you hit a man as long as you take him out of the fight. When youíre using a mil system to engage men it works very well because even though men come in all shapes and sizes there weapons and equipment do not. Therefore determining an accurate range to target is much more precise.
Game animals come in all shapes and sizes as well. But letís say you took 18" as your standard and did all your range estimations off that measurement. Your math was spot on and you came up with 950 meters dialed up your dope and pressed the send button on an animal that actual measures 15Ē are you going to make a clean kill? Are you going to even hit your target?
As for the drop chart use Len's program it works fine verify, print and tape to stock or put in your shooting log.