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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 08-23-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

When you're in the middle of a hunt and an opportunity presents itself, we all should agree that it's important to know your equipment and be comfortable with the shot you are going to take. Bottom line, buy what will work the best for your shooting style and then be a safe and responsible shooter.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

I dial using software on my cell phone, but I will switch over to prepared charts or range cards for hunting due to the amount of rain my locale sees in the fall and winter. Phones are expensive to replace!

I'm mostly using software now because I still haven't settled on the exact load yet. Once I stop fiddling I will get my MV validated and print off some cards for different atmos for each elevation I might hunt in.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

I wish there was a "yes" option, because at one time or another I have done them all. I am finding that dialing MOA with a drop chart is my most consistent method, but the BDC reticle is working as well.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

You'al gave some good info on BDC 's ... My wife just bought me a new scope , the Nikon Monarch 4 - 16 X , and I haven't shot any long shots yet. I sent for a calculator for it . Its a whole new world for me on this scope (Savage 308), can't wait to try it out, on some hogs and yotes.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:47 AM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

Check out Nikon's Spot On ballistic Program. Lots of great info ondialing in your scope to your rifle and ammo.
I have shot my .308's to 500 yards using the same scope and Spot On.

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/...bartspoton.jpg
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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None of the above. Strap on a Burris Eliminator and pull the trigger.
Gotta agree! I love my Eliminator ever since I got older and have a hard time milling in (eyes hearing remembering data-lol) I just adjust the drop number by weather conditions before I leave the house and its spot on, That being said I hunt with my son more often now he has my old mill dot if the electronics ever fail. But never had a problem yet.........-Knock- on- wood
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Check out Nikon's Spot On ballistic Program. Lots of great info ondialing in your scope to your rifle and ammo.
I have shot my .308's to 500 yards using the same scope and Spot On.

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/...bartspoton.jpg

I got the Ballistic program, and received the calculator from Nikon.... Now I'm getting used to calculating range..... Mine is a mildot some are called BDC , whats the difference?
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