Drop Charts

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mrb1982, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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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.
     
  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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?
     

  3. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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    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.