Re: Cosine Indicator
OK guys, I'm jumping in on this one becuase I'm confused.
I haven't read all the posts on these six pages but I scanned them briefly and I don't know what to do. Some of you say go this route and other people say go the other route. Up until now, I have just made a minute drop chart off of Sierra Infinity software for the conditions I will most likely be hunting in and then just taped the chart to my scope cover and then clicked in my drop. For angles in hunting situations, I have just guessed the difference in trajectory and shot from experience. It has worked good out to 800 yards, but I would like to get more precision for shots past that (I have killed an antelope at 1030 yards but it was flat). For varmints, I usually take my laptop out with several ballistic programs but it is getting cumbersome as my gear list increases. Using the laptop and entering the estimated angles, I have been pretty successful but I am estimating angles and would like to get more precise.
So I am currently looking at this situation:
Buy a palm pilot for running the software and rig up some kind of protractor that can be put up against the barrel so I can use it on all my guns, then let my software correct for angle and spit out the new minute setting.
Or, get the angle cosine indicator from snipertools, and still use my chart and calculator to figure drop. One big downside I see to this route is that I can only use it on one gun instead of the 10 I take hunting. I can't afford 10 angle cosine tools. Also, I have two guns that I leave zeroed at 1000 yards which means they shoot 18"- 22" high at 100 yards. Will the cosine tool work on these guns or do you have to have it zeroed for 100 yards?
I am not opposed to getting one of these cosine tools at all because they definetely work, but I would probably have to put it on my big game rifle and keep using my laptop for my varmint rifles.
Which way to go for my situation? Which way is more accurate? Has anyone actually gone one route, and then taken it off and tried the other to see?
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