Calibrated Ballistics Turret is NOT Matching POI

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  1. Michael Cantor

    Michael Cantor Well-Known Member

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    Also, YES, a 40 degree angle on your line of sight is HUGE. Put that into a ballistic calculator and see the difference!
     
  2. Michael Hathorn

    Michael Hathorn Member LRH Team Member

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    How does a person calculate the BC?
     
  3. JCow14

    JCow14 Active Member

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    I'm confused! You are stating ballistic turrets gets you closest to your DOPE and build your ballistic profile and to use ballistic turrets but live fire gets you the correct dope for your shot?
     
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  4. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of folks throwing around the word DOPE . How many actually know what it stands for ?

    If you need Google's help please refrain from posting.
     
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  5. JCow14

    JCow14 Active Member

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    Maybe we should call it FOPE seems as everyone knows what there future engagements are!
     
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  6. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I agree with you there are many variables but the biggest is him saying he was 56" high at 1000. As I said 40 degree angle and he would be AT LEAST 56" HIGH. so what was the angle on the other targets? And you are totally right...you get out what you put in
     
  7. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    That's only 1 moa at 8 hundred....how many shots at eight did you fire? And was 8" the average?
     
  8. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Just a question...when you ordered the Turret...did you have a hundred yard zero. Or. Two hundred yard zero...could this be the problem!
     
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  9. Ingwe

    Ingwe Well-Known Member

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    Skip, I fired 3 shots, and my zero/1st calibration mark is for 100 yards
     
  10. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I was wondering if they made it by mistake at 200 zero is what I was getting at
     
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  11. elj1973

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    A another option is Custom turret system sight tapes. They are about $35 and if your not satisfied with anything with then they will replace them free. I have had excellent results with them. And their customer service is top notch.
     
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  12. elj1973

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    I have my sight tape set up with MOA numbers on the bottom so if time permits for a longer shot I can verify with ballistic app.
     
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  13. elj1973

    elj1973 Member

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    Here is what it looks like for my 7mm with VLD's
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  14. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like you ordered a turret based off calculations? If that is the case that was your first mistake. That would be the equivalent of pulling a rifle out of the box and zeroing it then expecting to hit a game animal at 1000 yards. Yes it is possible but not guaranteed. You needed to validate data by shooting before ordering the turret.