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#1
01-04-2006, 01:17 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Jun 2005 Posts: 70

At 700 yards to move my point of impact(horizontal) 10 inches how many clicks should it take on my 8.5x25x50 leupold?Thanks trb0
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01-04-2006, 01:22 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: White City, Saskatchewan Posts: 218

5 to 6 clicks
#3
01-04-2006, 01:50 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Jan 2004 Location: Blackfoot, Idaho Posts: 7,836

Yup, I 6mm is on the money.

(10/7)/.25 = 5.7 somethin'

Give it 5 clicks and nudge it a bit one way or go 6 clicks and nudge it about half as w/5 clicks the other way. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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#4
01-05-2006, 10:23 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Central Florida Posts: 122

I'm trying to follow along, what's the story behind this formula.
#5
01-08-2006, 10:39 PM
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Must of been a dumb question.
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01-08-2006, 11:24 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Yakima, Washington Posts: 3,841

Ol’Gator:

The scope moves ¼” per click at 100 yards. This ¼” movement translates into ¼” times 7 or 1 3/4” per click at 700 yards. You need to move 10”, so 10” divided by 1 ¾” per click means you need to move the scope 5.714 clicks to move the point of impact 10” at 700 yards.

Since you can’t move a scope in partial clicks, you have to either move it 5 clicks or 6 clicks. Since 5.714 clicks is much closer to 6 than 5, you would probably move it 6 clicks. This is assuming the point of impact was exactly 10” left and you scope moves exactly .25” per click, per 100 yards.

Thus either 10/(7 x .25) or (10/7)/.25 = 5.714 clicks, or the 6 clicks mentioned above. Some scopes move exactly ¼” per click as advertised and some don’t. You really should check your scope to see how far it moves the point of impact per click by shooting groups and testing.

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#7
01-09-2006, 03:59 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: Central Florida Posts: 122

Makes perfect sense. Many thanks for taking the time to explain. Being a real newbie, I'm subject to ask a lot more dumb questions.

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