I am looking for a method to attach a printed paper drop chart onto my rifle.
That said, here are the required specifications:
1. It needs to be in a location on the rifle, where I can view it with reasonable ease, and the print needs to be large enough that I don't need a magnifying glass to read it, but all the data must fit.
2. It needs to look good. Like it was really thought out rather than an after thought.
3. It needs to be easily replaceable. I would like to change out the drop chart for different bullet choices.
4. It needs to protect the paper print out from the elements, like water & snow.
5. It needs to be integral with the rifle. Not a sliding card that is pinched between cartridge holder on butt stock. I don't want to have to move around a lot or search for it when I need it and I don't want it to fall out and get lost.
All that being said, my current method of attaching my drop chart is as follows.
I calculate my drop table using Exbal.
I create an Excel spread sheet that I type in the values out to 1000 yards in 25 yard increments with only 4 columns: Distance to Target, EL in MOA, EL @ 45 degree incline in MOA, 10mph Windage
The Excel sheet gives me the option to control the size of my text so the chart will reasonably fit on my stock. Also, it allows you to make the background color green or whatever you like for camouflage. (mine is blue because my ink cartridge is running low on ink).
I then simply use clear packing tape to tape the paper chart over my rifle stock.
Here is a pic of what mine looks like:
This works OK, but it looks crappy, mainly because it was an after thought. The tape is shiny and reflects light, the tape ends tend to unravel after time in the field.
I'm sure that with the combined brain power of the long range community, a better solution exists.
Please feel free to post your suggestions or pics of your methods.
Thank in advance,