Looking at this a while back, I compared the drop at various ranges and angles and found that using the cosine to reduce range didn't match the drop all my programs predicted for shooting at that angle.
I don't have an example on hand but in other words, a shot at 1000 yards at 30 degrees indicated xxx amount of drop, but when compared to the range the cosine said I should use to determine drop, it was very, very different. So, now I'm wondering which one is the more accurate prediction, as I've not done much in the way of angle shooting to verify either one at this point. My palm program works with angles and I'm wondering if it's predictions are BS now.
I did shoot at a bear a while back and the angle was about 25 degrees and 450 yds if I remember right, the program seemed very accurate, although I missed the bear on the long shot but got him on a short one an hour later.
Wondering why I missed the bear, with the same scope settings, I fired and did hit a 6-8" rock 8-10 times in a row afterward right next to where I shot the bear.
If Badger has the mount on their site, I can't find it. I'll call and order one.
I'd like to get some feedback on which one I'm going to have the best results with, either the angle or the cosine... I know one outfit offers both. I do like Badgers mount best tho.
Here's one place that has the angle type indicator. http://www.horusvision.com/hv.cfm?pg=cosine&sku=ACI
The other outfit that had both angle and cosine types, and sold them without the ring was http://www.trgt.com
and they've changed hands and now I don't see the product listed...
[ 11-11-2003: Message edited by: Brent ]