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Thread: Advice on DOA 600 reticle.

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    Advice on DOA 600 reticle.

    I have a guided hunt in Whanganui coming up. I have a 243 with factory Winchester ammo. And a bushnell elite 4500.

    I have not had the opportunity to go to the Clevedon range to verify where the dots line up with what range.

    Due to the caliber I won't be shooting further than 300 M.

    Would I be better off adjusting for elevation? I have used the bushnell ballistic app and seen where they go but I would like to verify it.

    Thoughts?

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    Make time to go and shoot it
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    try and buy a few boxes of the same ammo so it is the same batch to get a consistent shot placement as it is made in batches in the factory and can vary from batch to batch which will just add more confusion and stress too what you are trying to achieve.As MSL said MAKE the time and practice as much as you can good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Make time to go and shoot it
    I will see when the Clevedon range is open.

    Quote Originally Posted by 57jl View Post
    try and buy a few boxes of the same ammo so it is the same batch to get a consistent shot placement as it is made in batches in the factory and can vary from batch to batch which will just add more confusion and stress too what you are trying to achieve.As MSL said MAKE the time and practice as much as you can good luck
    Cheers.

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    I have the DOA 600 reticle. Haven't confirmed it in the field yet (well, beyond 200m anyway). The Bushnell website has a list of ammo that is supposed to be compatible. I also plugged all my details into Strelok and bullet drop was reassuringly similar (give or take 10-20m at the distant 100m increments)
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    unsure on the bushnell but the zeiss recticle i have doesnt work well, have to use a set magnification and even then it doesnt make it to nice round numbers from memory the 400 yard mark is closer to 500. dialling seems to be the way to go if you have time and shooting far enough.

    as has been said go and shoot to to confirm and then figure out the drop in your head and work out where to put the cross hairs on the animal depending on drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I have the DOA 600 reticle. Haven't confirmed it in the field yet (well, beyond 200m anyway). The Bushnell website has a list of ammo that is supposed to be compatible. I also plugged all my details into Strelok and bullet drop was reassuringly similar (give or take 10-20m at the distant 100m increments)
    Yeah I will check it on the range when it is open. Seems fairly close.

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    unsure on the bushnell but the zeiss recticle i have doesnt work well, have to use a set magnification and even then it doesnt make it to nice round numbers from memory the 400 yard mark is closer to 500. dialling seems to be the way to go if you have time and shooting far enough.

    as has been said go and shoot to to confirm and then figure out the drop in your head and work out where to put the cross hairs on the animal depending on drop
    This scope adjusts point of aim not point of impact. Very very confusing at first. To adjust the point of impact up you need to adjust point of aim down.

    I am only shooting to 300 M with a 243 so put to 200 it'll drop 1.4 inches.

    300 it's around 6 inches. So would have to either aim for top of spine or use the third dot

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    It's just basically a holdover tool, that's how I view it anyway
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    Gidday - I shoot at 300M on the range 4 or so times a year, greater distances (max 600 yards) less often. We also host a "Deerstalkers shoot" once a year and the results of their 300M shooting at a deer target are not very encouraging with only a wee few exceptions. I can tell you that 300M with a hunting weight rifle and not much practise is a very long shot indeed based on my own hunting experience. Your guided hunt might have fairly conrolled conditions but shooting in the field is always a lot more variable than on a range. Thats the bad news.

    The good news is if you can get to the range and check the zero of your rifle with 3 shot groups (centered 50 to 70mm high at 100M, don't get hung up on group size unless its well over 50mm) you'll be well equipped to shoot to just over 300M. Your guide will give you the range, and unless it approaching the plus 250M mark, aim dead on. If its close to 300M aim for the top of the back, no higher. I have seen hundreds of rounds go over the top of deer/Tahr at under 300 yards (and done it myself).

    Enjoy your hunt!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    Gidday - I shoot at 300M on the range 4 or so times a year, greater distances (max 600 yards) less often. We also host a "Deerstalkers shoot" once a year and the results of their 300M shooting at a deer target are not very encouraging with only a wee few exceptions. I can tell you that 300M with a hunting weight rifle and not much practise is a very long shot indeed based on my own hunting experience. Your guided hunt might have fairly conrolled conditions but shooting in the field is always a lot more variable than on a range. Thats the bad news.

    The good news is if you can get to the range and check the zero of your rifle with 3 shot groups (centered 50 to 70mm high at 100M, don't get hung up on group size unless its well over 50mm) you'll be well equipped to shoot to just over 300M. Your guide will give you the range, and unless it approaching the plus 250M mark, aim dead on. If its close to 300M aim for the top of the back, no higher. I have seen hundreds of rounds go over the top of deer/Tahr at under 300 yards (and done it myself).

    Enjoy your hunt!!
    Cheers for the advice. A trip to the range is definitely planned.

    I have only done bang on at 100 last weekend. I considered getting a 3 inch high at 100 zero. Definitely useful for Hunting scenario. Range and then just shoot for the middle.

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    If you are going to be shooting 300m max, just get a 200m zero, or 2 inches high @ 100

    That will cover you for hunting.

    It will be spot on @ 50 & 200, slightly high @ 100 and slightly low @ 300
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    If you are going to be shooting 300m max, just get a 200m zero, or 2 inches high @ 100

    That will cover you for hunting.

    It will be spot on @ 50 & 200, slightly high @ 100 and slightly low @ 300
    Now that's a great idea

 

 

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