Reticle Question-Please Advise

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by thehulk, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. thehulk

    thehulk Well-Known Member

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    Here's the scenario:

    500 yard shot
    Zero-100 Yards
    Zero wind
    .300WSM 26'' 1/10 twist
    180 Winchester Supreme X 180gr 2970 FPS BC 0.394 http://www.winchester.com/Products/rifle-ammunition/super-x/power-max-bonded/Pages/X300WSMBP.aspx
    Elevation 700FT
    Temp 65*F
    1/4 click Adj on my scope

    Without doping the scope, can someone please use my reticle and show me where they would aim, and why. Im looking for someone to save my attachment and put there point of aim on the pic, for a visual. Thank you.

    I will ask a few more questions, but not until I can get this scenario completed. The reason I'm asking is because I may not get the chance to adjust my elevation or windage when hunting and would like to better understand the usage of my reticle.
     

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  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Im guessing just for fun, I have a 325wsm,I use 200 zero and 200 gr. Put the ten dead center should do.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    The section from the center of the cross hair to the bottom of the stada lines is 30MOA What is your DOPE for 30MOA?

    Do you have DOPE for 30MOA? That looks like factory ammo, have you run it over a chronograph to see what your actually getting in FPS? Ifyou dont have DOPE you can enter the info in to your PDA if you dont have a PDA enter the info in to the free one on the site here. It will give you a very close estamate of the drops, I say close cause you need to varify your FPS.

    Every hash mark it 2 MOA. Enter your info in the calculator.
    Long Range Hunting Ballistics Calculator

    Jon
     
  4. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    +1, for 10 MOA for 500 yards. My calculator produced 9.71 assuming a sight height of 1.75".
     
  5. thehulk

    thehulk Well-Known Member

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    I do not have a DOPE for 30MOA, not sure how to do that.

    No chronograph
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Between 9 and 10 MOA sounds about right.

    But, you should verify your scope height (center of tube to center of bore).

    It won't make a huge difference at 500yds. But as you reach out farther, it'll begin to make a notable difference.

    -- richard
     
  7. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Active Member

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    Check distance from bore to scope. That helps.
     
  8. coyotelite

    coyotelite Well-Known Member

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    right here!
     

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  9. thehulk

    thehulk Well-Known Member

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    not sure if im doing it right, but heres my calculations:

    47'' of bullet drop
    47/1.25 (click value at 500yards)= 37.6 clicks
    OR

    37.6(clicks)/4 (#of clicks to equal 1 MOA)= 9.4 MOA

    Its not a time consuming as it seems, I calculate this in around 10-20 seconds. Does this forumula seem correct?

    Bulletdrop
    Click value =Actual Clicks

    Actual Clicks
    4 =Total MOA of elevation needed
     
  10. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an iPhone or an ipod touch?

    If so, download iStrelok for free. You can pick your reticle (yours is in there), enter your data, and see exactly what you're looking for. Very slick for a free program.
     
  11. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    That's one way to get there.... 9.4 MOA was your answer. So, you would hold just above the 10 MOA vertical hash mark in your reticle. Or, dial up 9.5 Minutes.

    Any of the calculators such as Bullet Flight will spit it out as fast as you can key it in. You can also print a range card in case your iPhone battery dies.

    -- richard
     
  12. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

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    x2 It is also on the Android market. Very user friendly.
     
  13. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Set up a milk jug full of water and shoot at it......once you can hit that milk jug then you will know where to hold!
     
  14. thehulk

    thehulk Well-Known Member

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    lol thats def a way to figure it out, trial and error.

    Can anyone just pick up there rifle and shoot 800 yards with no adjustment other than holding high? Id be impressed, thats for sure.