Re: Boone and Crocket reticle range test.
I use the handy Pathfinder Ballistic Chart on my scopes now instead of attaching labels for drop to the rifle. The Pathfinders, also sold by Leupold, are similar to a tape measure, they pull out and reel back into the turret like container. They are great - well made and fast. Available in 1" and 30mm and put on in seconds.
Also carry cards in my pocket, just in case. Usually shoot 175 BHA so carry the waterproof Ballisticards for that load. Ballisticards are also a very handy LR tool, can be custom made to your particular load.
Don't forget the great little ACI indicator from SniperTools, no scope being used in angle shooting should be without one of these little babies. Fast and accurate calculation of drop when shooting at angles. They either strap to the scope tube or you can get a slick little holder from Badger Ord. I like the Badger rig, since I am doing all these commercials...
Bottom line is - putting an ACI and a Pathfinder on your scope makes it look very specialized (even if you do not have a clue how to operate them [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ). I would say that they make the rig look COOL but am way too old and crotchety for that - but all my scopes have them now, can't beat an NXS rigged out with those accessories.
I agree that you cannot shoot as accurately at longer range, past 5-600, without using your turrets, that is a simple fact. I have shot the Horus a lot, it is the ultimate hold-off point scope and it works out to longer distances. But it is one busy reticle design and I find I need to write down my holdoffs or I forget where I was at. Takes about the same time when I crank the turrets. Bottom line is that we need to use math and keep notes to be confident.