Originally Posted by Dillinger
Just about every maker has their own version of range finding reticles. . (snip) . . Is there a specific type purpose reticle you are looking for?
It’s just an academic question. Personally, I’m only looking at range shots out to 300 yards.
However I have an interest in long range shooting and often come across information on sniper skills, techniques, ballistics and requirements. Thus I’ve become familiar, if not practiced, with the mil dot system.
It strikes me as a needlessly cumbersome
procedure to have to take something you know the size of, see how many dots it measures, do the math or look it up on your data card(s), and convert it to turret clicks. There's even a slide rule for this for Christ’s sake!
It’s like buying your clothes by using a ruler instead of seeing how they fit by looking in the mirror. Ranging should all be visual.
The average male’s head is 6” wide x 9” long and the average torso width is 18”. It’s a pretty good constant. Making allowances for clothing and body type, it seems to me it would be a lot easier to just place the head or body of the target, or someone who’s nearby, into whichever circle or box it fits in, read the range or one would know the range by which box it fit in, and hold over the appropriate BDC hash mark, or turn the turret to the appropriate yardage.
Example; if someone just almost fits in the 600 yard box, turn the turret to 625 yards, end of story.
I really don’t have any need (Thank God!)
. I’m just a designer. Figuring out better ways to do things is what I do.