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View Poll Results: At long range do you dial, holdover, etc.
Dial using handheld software 126 24.71%
Dial using drop chart data 141 27.65%
Use a graduated reticle 75 14.71%
Use a BDC yardage turret 82 16.08%
Holdover 78 15.29%
Pass on the shot 8 1.57%
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At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

 
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:36 AM
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At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

For ranges beyond what your gun is zeroed for, do you
  • Dial for the yardage using handheld software generated data aided by weather meter etc.
  • Dial for the yardage using drop chart data developed by field testing without electronics help
  • Use a graduated reticle
  • Use a custom Ballistic Drop Compensating turret
  • Holdover
  • Pass on the shot
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

What would I put the Horus system under?
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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What would I put the Horus system under?
aaaaaa ??? Expensive?????

or how abut you put it under my next Christmas tree?


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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

LOL is not expensive my HAWK cost me 500$ and it came with the software. It works great I tell you what and for the price man look out. 1k is at the far end of its chart but it gets there and a bit further with a 300 yard zero.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

I like having my proven data taped to the stock. I dial elevation and use the stadia to hold off for wind. I prefer the Leupold TMR reticle or the MLR in the Night Force scopes.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

I couldn't pick more than one! Speaking of coyotes/deer/antelope here mostly. Prarie dogs require a little more dialing.

Holdover ........Most of the time out to about 400 yds with 300 zero.
Graduated Reticle........Fast when shots are beyond 300 and under 600.
Dial using range proven drops.......yes, but not as often as the above two,
Prefered method for beyond 600 yds though.

Dial for the yardage using handheld software generated data aided by weather meter etc......................been experimenting with that a little.
Pass on the shot.............yes, done that too when I wasn't steady enough
or when the wind was too hard to call.


The graduated reticle works well for me once calibrated and range verified. I almost always hunt/shoot at the same elevations, so it's quick and I don't need tall knobs on the scope to use one. Quite a few coyotes out to about 550 +/-yds using just holdover/holdoff with a graduated reticle of some sort.........Still working on guns/load for the really long range stuff where alot of dialing is called for.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

Prefer to dial, especially past 500 yards for elevation, stadia for windage. I use calibrated knobs and click adjust as necessary for changes in atmosphere, angle, etc. Been using my I Phone with Ballistic FTE. I have to feel good about the real long shots, wind, ranging accuracy, most impotently, if I'm alone, having enough visibility of the terrain to figure out what happened if the game runs after the shot. This is my biggest factor that forces me to either get closer, or pass on the shot.
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