I hunt groundhogs and other small varmints. I love to use 22 mags, 22-250's 6 ppc's & 243AI's. None of my scopes have mildots, and most are plain crosshairs. 2 of my scopes have a standard duplex reticule. All my scopes have target knobs, except one. I have used the ballistic program from big game info to help me plot the drops. I have drop charts for all the chamberings w/ various weight bullets. It took alot of testing, but I did figure out how to manipulate the #'s to make an accurate chart. Please note that the longest I plan on shooting is 1000 yards and I have a firing solution made up for the 243AI on that. All other chamberings are plotted out to 500 or so yards,except the 22Mag. I only shoot the 22 mag out to 200 or so yards, but I do click the scope for the drop past 125 yards. I will holdover out to 200 on the other chamberings, then start clicking for elevation, I hold for the wind, except when using the duplex scopes & depending on the range, I will reference the duplex for holdover & windage.
I learned a whole lot shooting one day at a place we call the "wind tunnel", it's a beautiful farm where there are lots of groundhogs, but the wind is terrible. Well it was a slow day and there were a couple of stationary targets at 525 yards... we just started shooting at them to estimate the windage.... it was cool to make the windage correction and see the hits,,needless to say, I learned a whole bunch that day. SO since then on slow hunting days, I will find or place a stationary target at long range and practice shooting the wind. Thanks,Sam
Hoggin' Heaven'... That's where they are when I'm done!
Last edited by Sam In Va; 01-06-2008 at 09:17 AM.