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Unread 06-03-2007, 08:39 AM
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Need help with clicks???

Hello guys I am new to long range shooting. I am trying to get set up to shoot ground hogs at possible 600yds. I bought a TC Prohunter in 25-06 and put a Nikon monarch 6.5x20 ao with target knobs. It is 1/8 click at 100yds.
My problem is I can’t figure out what my clicks will be at 300, 400, 500, 600yards A friend that got me into this has the same scope and gave me fraction values that ended up with a 1” click at 500yds. I can’t make this work in my head????
I took my rangefinder to a nearby gas line and shot my new gun at 200ysd. And reset my target knobs to “0” then shot at 300 and 400 and 500. my results were
13 clicks at 300yds
21 clicks at 400yds
44 clicks at 500yds Not sure of my 500yds distance but it is close. I had to shoot it from my 400yd target?

What I want to do is fill in the gaps enough to get me close so I can go hog hunting. But I cant seem to get the math to work??? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Hello guys I am new to long range shooting. I am trying to get set up to shoot ground hogs at possible 600yds. I bought a TC Prohunter in 25-06 and put a Nikon monarch 6.5x20 ao with target knobs. It is 1/8 click at 100yds.
    My problem is I can’t figure out what my clicks will be at 300, 400, 500, 600yards A friend that got me into this has the same scope and gave me fraction values that ended up with a 1” click at 500yds. I can’t make this work in my head????
    I took my rangefinder to a nearby gas line and shot my new gun at 200ysd. And reset my target knobs to “0” then shot at 300 and 400 and 500. my results were
    13 clicks at 300yds
    21 clicks at 400yds
    44 clicks at 500yds Not sure of my 500yds distance but it is close. I had to shoot it from my 400yd target?

    What I want to do is fill in the gaps enough to get me close so I can go hog hunting. But I cant seem to get the math to work??? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Unread 06-03-2007, 09:20 AM
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    Re: Need help with clicks???

    I am shooting 100g Nosler BT my crono says 3500fps give or take

    I am thinking that my 1/8 click would double every 100yds??

    thanks for the help
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    What alltitude? Also is your scope adjusting in 1/8' per hundered yards or 1/8 MOA it makes a difference.........
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    Unread 06-03-2007, 12:05 PM
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    Not sure of altitude 1500 to 2000?? The scope specifications
    say, adjustment graduations= 1/8:1click 1/8:1 DIV I just thought that was 1/8" at 100 yards?? I guess I have a lot to learn.

    Thanks Pa Roger
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    I am shooting 100g Nosler BT my crono says 3500fps give or take

    I am thinking that my 1/8 click would double every 100yds??

    thanks for the help

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    Your 400 yd click numbers don't fit a ballistic curve, or make sense, but I can still put something together for you.

    At each range, the "Click" value is 0.125" times the range divided by 100.

    This is a fancy way to say at:
    100 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.125" (1/8th")
    200 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0..25" (1/4th")
    300 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.375" (3/8th")
    400 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.500" (1/2")
    500 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.625" (5/8th")
    600 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.750" (3/4th")
    700 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 0.875" (7/8th")
    800 yds, each 1/8th click is worth 1.000" (8/8ths").

    While some purists will whine about whether the clicks are equal to 1 inch or 1 MOA... the difference is so moot that it is a waste of time to dwell on it, but here it is anyway.

    An moa is equal to 1.047" at 100 yds, so at 200 yds it is 2.094, etc.

    But it is moot because very few scopes are exactly 1" or 1 moa, so if you want to be that anal, you will have to check the scope out yourself, a very hard job for the non-optical en-ga-neer to do.

    Now to your shooting chart. This should give you a start in woodchucks.

    0 clicks at 200yds
    250 yds = 6 clicks
    300 yds = 13 clicks
    350 yds = 21 clicks
    400 yds = 29 clicks
    450 yds = 37 clicks
    500 yds = 44 clicks
    550 yds = 57 clicks
    600 yds = 68 clicks

    Enjoy...

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    Unread 06-03-2007, 12:30 PM
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    Thanks for all your help!! I am not sure why 400 yds did not work. 500yds is the one I was not sure off?? Again thanks for
    all your help.

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