Rifle specific scopes
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:45 PM
Well, you did! I only speak for my self though. My response to the post was to point out that although BDC works, it has it's limitations There are better system out there! especially if your want to extend your effective range a bit. With the level of accuracy of factory rifle these days, the quality of optics, the quality of bullets and component available to the shooters, the proliferation of super magnum rounds, and the affordability of a range finder, there's no reason why you wont be able to achieved the level of skill needed to make a long range kill. I've had several people who never shoot farther than 200 yards before, making kills at 5 to 600 yards now with regularity after learning my methods. As a matter of fact, they became an educated shooters and hunters as a result of it. But just like everything else in life, it also requires commitment to the sport. That means lot's of practice and expenditures on ammo.
define "extreme long range shooting"
Posted 14 August 2010 - 11:42 AM
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:17 PM
You can use either or. Actually it's advantageous to have both. You can also order BDC turret for your scope specific to your cartridge ballistic. Leupold, Kenton Industries and Huskemaw scope offered this services.
Ive been wondering.. if you have a BDC reticle, why would you need Target turrits? There are a few scopes out there like that. If you have BDC its supposed to help range, and hit the target. If you have Target turrits on top of that, doesent it just make it a more complicated system than a Crosshair and Target turrits? I have a Hilux scope, it has a BDC Reticle and target turrets. If you dont look at the turrits between stands, you will see that it has been bumped off by a few clicks. To me, this is not advantageous. Im reading here and learning.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:40 AM
Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:57 AM
Not sure about the easier and fun part, but I agree with the rest of the statement. Both system can be very effective. It all boils down to which one you're most comfortable with.The best BDC system for hunting use that I've seen so far, which I don't mind using is the Huskemaw. It utilizes turret that are graduated in yards, calibrated specifically to your cartridge ballistic. It's so simple to use. No need to miss around with MOA or Mil conversion. The drawback is, you need multiple turrets if you plan to use different weight bullet or if you hunt in different areas. The turret ain't cheap... 100 bucks a popped. This is why, I like the flexibility and simplicity afforded by the mil or MOA turret. All you needed is a drop chart for every bullet that you use in your rifle. You can also have drop chart specific to your hunting area. Better yet, get a pocket PC with a ballistic program. You can have a library of all the pertinent info of every bullet you shoot in every single rifle you own, just a click away for immediate access. It can be carried in the field with you instead of having multiple drop chart. Together with Kestrel Wind Meter, you can input actual real time environmental data and the program will readjust your dope accordingly for precise shooting. Come to think of it, all these stuff can be had for less than a price of a brand new rifle.
The BDC with range markings are 100 times more easier and fun to use than the Target Turret. The Target Turrets generally have better control. You will want the BDC on a hunting rifle for quick changes in target distances - where as a Target Turret is better for a SWAT member taking a bad guy out or long range target work."
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:30 PM
Ummmmm, once I see horns I have a hard enough time remembering to take the safety off let alone dragging out a chart and a calculator. Don't forget the Kestrel wind speed thingy.
......Well according to my chart, a 25 degree angle equals .90 cosine. With simple calculation using a pocket calculator I'll multiply 569 X.90 which equals to 512 yards which equates to 7.75 MOA dial up from my 100 yards zero. Simple ain't it! .......
Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:52 AM
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