I feel my rifle and load are ready to start putting together a drop chart. The rifle, a Rem 700 in 30-06 Ackley shooting a Nosler 180 BT at 3061 fps from a Lilja 26" stainless barrel, looks like this
The Ken Farrell bases will be sent back tomorrow so Ken can take .010" off the bottom. Should I have him give it an MOA cant or will my bullet velocity get me to 1000 yds? My scope is the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14-40 w/ side focus and mildot reticle set in Tactical Precision System aluminum 1" rings. The max internal adjustments is 50 MOA, according to the manuf specs.
My load gives this accuracy at 300 yds.
If I understand MOA correctly and in conjunction with my 1/4" per click adjustments, each click will move me an 1/4" at each additional 100 yds. So, at 1000 yds one click would move my POI 2.5"? Using the ballistic calulator http://www.handloads.com/calc/
, my 1000 yard drop for 3061 fps, 180 gr, 300 yd zero, .507 bc, sight height 1.7", 30 deg F, 4960' elev would be 223.04". If one click moves me 2.5" I would take 223 divide by 2.5 and get 89.2 clicks.
Am I heading in the right direction?