Just starting and its not that difficult...is it?

Bravo 4

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Cut out a step by having a constant for a given sized target. A 40” target (steel human silhouette height) will have a constant of 1111 for yards and 1016 for meters. Just divide that by your mil reading. Or just make a simple chart with target sizes & mil readings and fill in the ranges.
But you are waaayyy better off with just a simple range finder.
 

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Yes and until this covid crap eases so I can travel, it will remain so.
You know what I like about this sport? At 84 years of age, I can do it laying down....LOL
Yeppers. As soon as he feels safe, cautious at 72, buddy and I will head to the Alvord Desert for a few days of shooting. I say 'chuck it!' and go! God will take me when it's time.
You *can* still do dry fire trigger practice!
 

STNDBYnSNDIT

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So I learned MOA/MIL from the get go on training. The math seems difficult at first but 20 years later it's second nature. Infact sold off some MIL/MIL and MOA/MOA scopes for MOA/Mildot, because I was confusing myself switching back and forth.

Bravo 4 is right the best is constants, it is eventually how your mind will lean, but I always have a dollar store mini calculator hooked-n-looped to my FMP. I also have the Mil-dot master right beside it.

Funny antidote: out field shooting the other day with a buddy who I never shot with before. He decided to "test me" by placing various gongs out there. He had the LRF but it wouldn't read the one he put waaaay out there. He tried to get the range via GPS and imagery, I trusted my math in my head that came quicker, and glad I did. Yes was second round hit but that was wind and was only 6inch off at 1150m. He was impressed.
End note: get out and try it, don't even need to shoot to practice your range estimation. Just need your scope, and somehow to confirm it.
 

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I have begun to gather my "kit" so I can begin LRS and ULRS. My scope is MilDot and the turret is 1/10 MOA. I was looking at rangefinders (ONLY RANGEFINDER, no bells and whistles) and they seem to be expensive so I assumed it was difficult. Wrong! Its a simple calculation. As I continued on I looked at the MilDot analog calculator for $30 and figured that was the way to go. But if that was the way to go then surely someone has written an APP for my smart phone. So I looked and found many. But not one will just do the calculation (target height in inches x 27.77)/(MilDots)=Yards. Every blessed one wants all sorts of input and most wont yield yards. I have a Lapua calculator to do all the other inpiuts and tell me how many clicks on the turret. I just want to calculate range from my reticle and none are designed to do that simple calculation. I can do the basic formula on my calculator faster than I can wade thru the APPs that are offered for my phone.
Am I missing something???
You could just remember your animal Heights. do the calculation and just make note. you know an elk on average is 72” from the ground to it’s back. 72x27.77 =1999.44 Say 2000/dots.
 

Stgraves260

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I have begun to gather my "kit" so I can begin LRS and ULRS. My scope is MilDot and the turret is 1/10 MOA. I was looking at rangefinders (ONLY RANGEFINDER, no bells and whistles) and they seem to be expensive so I assumed it was difficult. Wrong! Its a simple calculation. As I continued on I looked at the MilDot analog calculator for $30 and figured that was the way to go. But if that was the way to go then surely someone has written an APP for my smart phone. So I looked and found many. But not one will just do the calculation (target height in inches x 27.77)/(MilDots)=Yards. Every blessed one wants all sorts of input and most wont yield yards. I have a Lapua calculator to do all the other inpiuts and tell me how many clicks on the turret. I just want to calculate range from my reticle and none are designed to do that simple calculation. I can do the basic formula on my calculator faster than I can wade thru the APPs that are offered for my phone.
Am I missing something???
Look up MilDot Master. When we get together hopefully soon I can show you how to use it. I really thank it’s a good place to start and will definitely help with your skills. All you have to do is know how tall your target is. We can make you a sniper log on known targets on how big they are so you can have a quick reference out in the field. I still use this method from time to time because it challenges me and keeps my mind sharp.
 

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I will not be using animal heights. I am a target shooter (for now) so use standard target heights. Most of the time I will know the distance ahead of time and wont do any calculations for range. I only need the input for my ballistics computer in my phone. All the other variables will come from my anemometer/thermometer/altimeter/wind meter. I think from reading this thread that a simple +-x calculator will do it faster than anything else. Doing it in my head is out of the question. My head doesnt always work so good........
 

Stgraves260

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I will not be using animal heights. I am a target shooter (for now) so use standard target heights. Most of the time I will know the distance ahead of time and wont do any calculations for range. I only need the input for my ballistics computer in my phone. All the other variables will come from my anemometer/thermometer/altimeter/wind meter. I think from reading this thread that a simple +-x calculator will do it faster than anything else. Doing it in my head is out of the question. My head doesnt always work so good........
I sent you a photo but I don’t know why it’s not working.

LoL. Use this app. I thank you’ll like it.
 

Stgraves260

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I will not be using animal heights. I am a target shooter (for now) so use standard target heights. Most of the time I will know the distance ahead of time and wont do any calculations for range. I only need the input for my ballistics computer in my phone. All the other variables will come from my anemometer/thermometer/altimeter/wind meter. I think from reading this thread that a simple +-x calculator will do it faster than anything else. Doing it in my head is out of the question. My head doesnt always work so good........
check this out. Dad and I was with David and his son along with Jim Ford and his 2 boys and some friends. My girlfriend was there with us also.
 

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