Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by trb0, Jan 4, 2006.

1. ### trb0Well-Known Member

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At 700 yards to move my point of impact(horizontal) 10 inches how many clicks should it take on my 8.5x25x50 leupold?Thanks trb0

2. ### coupalrWell-Known Member

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5 to 6 clicks

3. ### royinidahoWriters Guild

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Yup, I 6mm is on the money.

(10/7)/.25 = 5.7 somethin'

Give it 5 clicks and nudge it a bit one way or go 6 clicks and nudge it about half as w/5 clicks the other way. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

4. ### Ol'GatorWell-Known Member

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I'm trying to follow along, what's the story behind this formula.

5. ### Ol'GatorWell-Known Member

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Must of been a dumb question.

6. ### ss7mmWriters Guild

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Ol’Gator:

The scope moves ¼” per click at 100 yards. This ¼” movement translates into ¼” times 7 or 1 3/4” per click at 700 yards. You need to move 10”, so 10” divided by 1 ¾” per click means you need to move the scope 5.714 clicks to move the point of impact 10” at 700 yards.

Since you can’t move a scope in partial clicks, you have to either move it 5 clicks or 6 clicks. Since 5.714 clicks is much closer to 6 than 5, you would probably move it 6 clicks. This is assuming the point of impact was exactly 10” left and you scope moves exactly .25” per click, per 100 yards.

Thus either 10/(7 x .25) or (10/7)/.25 = 5.714 clicks, or the 6 clicks mentioned above. Some scopes move exactly ¼” per click as advertised and some don’t. You really should check your scope to see how far it moves the point of impact per click by shooting groups and testing.