Estimating Distance

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Bravo_Sixx, May 21, 2013.

  1. Bravo_Sixx

    Bravo_Sixx New Member

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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 ....
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     

  3. Bravo_Sixx

    Bravo_Sixx New Member

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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!
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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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
     
  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  6. Bravo_Sixx

    Bravo_Sixx New Member

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    COOL! I'll have to check into that ...
     
  7. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  8. TreyB55

    TreyB55 New Member

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    I use "GPS Range Finder" simply enough. It's rather accurate.
     
  9. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    Range finder, dont leave home without it!!
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Just downloaded app on mine. And it works too! :D