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Old 01-05-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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A question for you long range guys. If you are working up drop charts, how accurate are they? Of course, it's always good to check them. I am just curious how close they actually are the first time you take them out to check them? I haven't done one yet but am just curious how good they work I guess.



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Lots of variables, temperature is huge. Ammo can, and does vary from lot to lot as do reloads when changing lots of powder. For hunting it is not that big a deal, but after zeroing at 100 yards, it gives you clicks on your scope that should put you on at further distances. Are you using a ballistics calculator to begin with?

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Lots of variables, temperature is huge. Ammo can, and does vary from lot to lot as do reloads when changing lots of powder. For hunting it is not that big a deal, but after zeroing at 100 yards, it gives you clicks on your scope that should put you on at further distances. Are you using a ballistics calculator to begin with?
Yeah, that's my plan. I won't be shooting any target, just for hunting purposes. I am hoping to practice enough to be good enough to kill a deer at 600yds someday. I have a scope that has the target turrets on it so I can dial my drops in. Is there a specific ballistics calculator that you would recommend? I've played around with the one on the Berger website and the Huskamaw website a few times. If there are some other good, user friendly ones that are known to be accurate, I'm all ears. Thanks.
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