Reticle question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by alloutsmith3, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. alloutsmith3

    alloutsmith3 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    I have a question and need some help with the reticle in a scope I just picked up. Its a Vortex Diamondback with the Dead-Hold BDC reticle. Heres a link to the reticle:

    Vortex Optics - Diamondback 3.5-10x50 Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

    The BDC dots are listed as being 1.5, 4.5, 7.5 and 11.0 MOA from the crosshair. I understand that 1 moa is roughly 1" at 100yds. In generic terms how would I put the BDC dots to practical use in the field. I'm planning on shooting each dot at 100yds to see where the impact point of the bullet is but wanted to get a better understanding of the reticle itself. Thanks for any input.
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Pick your zero, and then do a drop chart that matches your rifle specs. I think there is one on this site, I have used jbl balistic, Then you reference the chart for the moa drops, that correspond to your reticule. Then shoot and fine tune

  3. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Those subtensions change with magnification also, so you have a wide range of aiming points available.