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Old 05-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Without having a spotting scope or some other range finder, what is the best practice at estimating distance to a target? In order to spin the right amount, let's say, or perhaps practice hold-overs. I'm not very good a range estimation ....



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Old 05-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #2
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If you have a scope on your rifle, use the reticle to see how big a common object is at different ranges. I know for an object that is 1 ft in diameter, it will cover from HERE to THERE at 100, from THIS to THAT at 200, etc. Does not have to be a rangefinder or MilDot scope to do that- they just do it better.



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Right on, c3 ... great advise to add to my training the next time I go shooting -- I'll bring my ruler as well to catch a fence post or something. Thanks man!

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Thats why I have a mil dot scope on my bolt gun , I know when I look thru it if the man sized steel target goes from one mil to another at 6x its 100 yards 3/4 mil to mil 200 yards and so forth

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Got a smart phone? I use the "and measure" app, it meshes Google earth with a range finder by clicking points. It also measures area.

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Got a smart phone? I use the "and measure" app, it meshes Google earth with a range finder by clicking points. It also measures area.
COOL! I'll have to check into that ...
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COOL! I'll have to check into that ...
I love it. I was fishing a pond in north Carolina, and we started arguing over the acreage of the pond. I plotted twenty or so points,around the perimeter, and later found out I was about a third of an acre off in my measurement. That was in an 15 acre pond iirc.
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I use "GPS Range Finder" simply enough. It's rather accurate.

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Range finder, dont leave home without it!!

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Got a smart phone? I use the "and measure" app, it meshes Google earth with a range finder by clicking points. It also measures area.
Thanks for the info. Just downloaded app on mine. And it works too!


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