OK guys, I have a problem, the more I learn about LRH the more I really learn what I still don't know! This is my latest confusion, my leupold scope has the BDC and out to 700 yards I can hit a paper plate.(remember I'm new to this) Some of you have helped with a drop chart and it is correct for my bullet/scope at different ranges up to 700 yds. at home. My problem is when I go to a higher elevation I am hitting high. Should I just run a drop chart for the new hunting elevation and turn/click back to the new drop chart numbers or try and make a chart to attach to the knob somehow? or am I still lost or missing something? My scope specs : 1 click = 1 MOA
You elevation change results is as it should be. That 1"/click is a bit of a bummer. If it is 1" @100 that would make it 10" @ 1K and 7" @ 700.
Usually when going hunting from say low elevation (LA) to a high elevation (CO) the first thing done is to check zero at a decent distance. From that you can adjust the drop chart for that elevation.
I'd make a new drop chart for the higher elevation. If you go there often it would be great practice.
If you go from high elevation to low elevation then you had best have worked up a load at a reduced powder charge. The boys in TX are running a few grains lower to get the same velocities as we in Idaho due to pressure. Plus the bullet BC is a bit lower down there.
Just some tho'ts.
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