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Old 01-07-2008, 07:07 AM
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How do you carry your drop charts for quick access?

I am getting ready to get back into coyote hunting in a few weeks,I want to be prepared to take 500+ yds.I know coyotes don't sit in one spot long,so I will have to range it and get prepared fast.I was thinking of writing the drop on one of my hands with a marker,and the windage on another for quick easy access.I also thought of writing it on a piece of paper and taping it to my stock.I figure I will write down the information before I go out from a software program on my PC,based on the bullet I will be using and the weather conditions for that day.Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:23 AM
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I type windage and elevation with number of clicks on a
piece of paper and tape them to the bell of the scope, then
I completly cover it with Scotch tape to weather proof it.

Allways zero your scope turrets so you can return to the zero
easy after making the shot ( very important for the next shot).

I use clicks instead of minutes for this,all windage is based on
10 mph cross wind ( 9 o'clock or 3 o'clock and can be adjusted
to actual based on this base line.

Elevation is in 100yrd increments making it easy to find a zero at
odd distances.

It works for me but someone else may have a better or different
way that works for them.

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Old 01-07-2008, 11:27 AM
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That sounds like a good system,anyone else with some other techniques?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:42 PM
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I carry a laminated drop sheet for my .223 out to 400 yards in 10yard increments. It can be crumpled folded and can get wet.
It is figured in clicks and drop in inches both for elevation and windage @ 10mph Full Value.
Its foolproof if you know your distance and wind. I also have TOF listed although I have never had the time to compute the lead. I just estimate lead.

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Old 01-07-2008, 10:01 PM
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K Q guy

Most of the time I Start out with an 22 250 .

If it one of the Days where the Yotes Huld up out of Range 300 yards our over.

That is when I bring out the 7 MM STW .

Useing the 7 MM STW you do knot need much of an Chart .

That is what Works for Me


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Old 01-07-2008, 10:22 PM
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I carry my chart in my left pants pocket. Always. And a backup copy is in my wallet just in case I lose the one in my pocket.

I prefer to have an independent chart rather than one taped to the rifle. If need be, I can reference the chart while keeping my view towards the target instead of staring at the side of my rifle.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:51 PM
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I think I have heard of guys taping small drop charts inside the flip up scope covers. They can look up and see the chart without loosing their cheekweld. I haven't tried it so I don't know how much you can make fit in that small area. Maybe give it a try.
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