BORS on bolt rifles?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by diderr, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Will the BORS work fine on a bolt rifle? I've been contemplating getting one, and putting an end to the drop cards.
     
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    diderr Well-Known Member

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    never mind, I e-mailed Barrett an it will work fine. mods please close.
     

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    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I know you said to close the thread but I gotta ask and I have to admit that I have only glanced at one in a magazine and not done a study on them. Do you not still have to do the calculations on the effect of wind? I mean the bullet drop should be the easy part of the equation(it should be the same unless you have a drastic change of environment) and the effects of wind is the part that is always changing. Wouldn't a person be better of with a Palm and Exbal. You use one unit for both instead of one for each. Not being rude, just asking.
     
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    It DOES NOT calculate wind. I was looking at the table for the compatible bullets and velocities, and it was nothing to offer for variety. I decided to save a butt load and buy an Exbal hand held instead.
     
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    So are you saying it already has drop charts for certain cartridge/bullet combos that are preprogrammed into it or can you download your drop chart into it? I don't think I would ever be getting one, just curious as to whether it's a gimmick or something that is actually usable. I just got the palm exbal also.
     
  6. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    I know what bores are, and boars, and boors, and boers, but what is BORS???
     
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    Barrett Optical Ranging System.

    It's a ballistic calculator of sorts that attaches to the elevation knob of your scope and automatically adjusts the dope based on range input and a few other factors.
     
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