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Old 03-25-2011, 09:20 AM
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Re: Drop chart HELP

Response erased. Apologies to retiredcpo. I was out of line.

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Old 03-25-2011, 04:04 PM
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Re: Drop chart HELP

tlk,

I sure didn't take it that way. But, my blood sugar is just fine right now.

Everyone has different standards as to what level of detail they feel comfortable with.

Some are happy to chrony at 100 yds and go LR Hunting. Others aren't satisfied until they shoot every distance, altitude, etc.

It's all about confidence.

If you have a good known zero and your curve matches the software without a lot of manipulation, and your rifle groups well at long range, then you'll be more eager to take a shot.

The more you have on the line, the more confident you'll want to be.

You may be an expert. So, I don't want to come off sounding condescending. But, there is a big difference between paper/steel and hunting. Besides the obvious, ranging animals in the field and getting set up for the shot can be a big deal. As such, there's less room for error and the more dope you have on your rifle, the more confident you'll be when the time comes.

If you knew all this, I apologize. Perhaps it will benefit one of the other newbies in the Basics, Starting Out Forum.

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-- richard
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: Drop chart HELP

Richard, thanks for the help.

The lesson that I am hearing is that if I want to set up a new load and utilize ballistics software then using the software and shooting at each distance (say every 100 yds) are parts of the process, not complete processes by themselves.

Basically the software will get me close but still must be tweaked to match the actual field results is what I am taking away from this.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:35 PM
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Re: Drop chart HELP

That's correct.

Additionally, I find a chrony to be extremely helpful although not infallable. If you know the MV and BC and have a good zero, you're well on your way.

But, you can back into it by shooting a few distances out to longer ranges and then infer the MV as you described.

Happy hunting!
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