Re: How capable is my equipment?
Every wonder why I didn't post a reply to my 400 yd doe season event? It has to do with that "one full revoloution off" problem. Practice week before the season was perfect--put my life size deer target at 430 yards, consulted my drop chart, dialed in, bingo, 3 shots in the vitals at the exact elevation. SO, I was feeling pretty good...but somehow I got one full rev. off when I had a real shot a week later. VERY embarassing. 7 does, 3 tries, evrything WAY low, but couldn't get it figured out in time. Wasn't until I went to the range and realized I was 15 inches below my previous 100 yard POI. Then I started thinking...on the Leupold 6.5x20, 1/4 moa clicks, one full rev=15 Inches at 100yds...Interestingly, this was with a Stoney Point knob, which doesn't have the indexing of the regular turrets on my other Leupold scopes I use for varminting.
Anyway, I learned a big lesson....