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View Poll Results: At long range do you dial, holdover, etc.
Dial using handheld software 243 28.55%
Dial using drop chart data 259 30.43%
Use a graduated reticle 107 12.57%
Use a BDC yardage turret 116 13.63%
Holdover 116 13.63%
Pass on the shot 10 1.18%
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At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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Unread 11-17-2013, 02:00 PM
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

Mil Dot for hurry up, Crank the turrets for shots that I have time.

Range and adjustments tapped to gun stock.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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Originally Posted by Len Backus View Post
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
This poll really needed a multiple answer option.

I use a drop chart, graduated reticles, holdover, or dial depending on the species, range, which scope I'm using and which rifle, caliber I'm shooting.

Pass on the shot? Rarely.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

hm, what does the BORS qualify as? lol
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

Use ballistic software and charts...depends..if im doing western hunting vs shooting at the range, elevation and temp changes a lot in a day depending what im doing...its hard to have charts for every environmental condition, new mv for every temp and elevation...its a long ass book of dope. its easier but still accurate enough to use a TRUED ballistic computer. I put a emphasis on trued because in my experience at longer ranges...say past 6 hundo using a 300 win with 200gr pills, if the software isnt trued your drop gets more and more off the further you get.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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hm, what does the BORS qualify as? lol
An extremely overpriced piece of equipment combining calculations and dialing.

It's basically been obsolete for at least five years.
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Re: At long range do you dial, BDC turret, graduated reticle, holdover, etc?

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Use ballistic software and charts...depends..if im doing western hunting vs shooting at the range, elevation and temp changes a lot in a day depending what im doing...its hard to have charts for every environmental condition, new mv for every temp and elevation...its a long ass book of dope. its easier but still accurate enough to use a TRUED ballistic computer. I put a emphasis on trued because in my experience at longer ranges...say past 6 hundo using a 300 win with 200gr pills, if the software isnt trued your drop gets more and more off the further you get.
Like I've always said, life starts to get complicated beyond 600 and very complicated beyond a thousand.

You are exactly right on.
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