I'm just getting in to the long range hunting thing. Well, mabey not. I've hunted Ground Hogs since i was big enough to handle dads 22-250. But never took a shot at deer or bigger over 200yds. I have a 300yd range in my back yard(literaly) so i shoot a lot. But that is the farthest i normaly shoot. I read an article here about adjusting instead of hold over. Aparently the man who wrote it has passed away. So i would like to run this buy you guys Just to make sure i have this correct. Say i am using my 30-06 with 168gr VLDs at 2900fps +/- using IMR4350. My calculator gives me a drop of 129.6 at 700yds with a 100yd zero. Thats the farthest i can shoot and still be over a 1000ftlbs. That would be (if ammo,gun and i work as advertized) roughly 22 clicks up. Did i do that correctly? And...does any one know of a place in Georgia or Northern Florida with a range that stretches past 300 yards?
I ran your numbers on my program and came up close to what you got. I used .473 BC, 2900fps, 1-10 twist barrel and I got 114.93. That's a 2.09 moa difference than what you got. However, the difference may be in your elevation, temp or BC. I'm at 4450 ft and 50 deg. here in Utah.
At any rate, I believe you got your calulations correct. Just keep in mind that you'll now need to go out and verify what your program is telling you.
Good for you HighKnob. Now get out and shoot at incriments out to 700 yards and find out what your actual drops are compared to your program and change your BCs, or whatever, until your program matches your real-life drops. With practice you'll be good to go.