Optics for long range
The max range thread got me thinking about optics.
I personally use powerful variable scopes with a mill dot. I use a method of hold over and pre figured bullet drops. It takes me a while and a calculator to do this. I put this info on a cheat sheet and bring it out to the field with me. Once i have the distance to the target i adjust as need be. I never make adjustments on the scope turrets. I find my method to be quick. However I only have the distance I have prefigured to shoot to unless i pull out the calculator. But then again I dont plan to shoot past 500 yrds. Yes this does take time to set up. I use match ammo and a chrony. You would be suprised but factory ammo even the good stuff may have as much as 200 fps difference from one bullet to the next. This is ok for up to 300 yrds but not long range.
There is another method of long range shooting where you adjust your scope once you have the distance to the target.
OK so what methods do you guys use and what optics do you use to get there?
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Last edited by cycloneman; 10-02-2011 at 08:33 PM..