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    Swaro BT question

    with the BT setup- once the coloured rings are set to diff ranges- how do you allow for angle up or downhill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    with the BT setup- once the coloured rings are set to diff ranges- how do you allow for angle up or downhill?
    Let us say that you have set up your three coloured rings at 200m, 300m and 400m. If you are using a range finder most of them will give you an EHR (equivalent horizontal range) reading. For example the Leica 1600, 2000 and 2700 can be set to give you an EHR reading.
    So you range your animal which is up hill and it first gives you a true line of sight range in the view finder of say 327m then a couple of seconds later it shows the EHR reading of 303m. You would then dial up to your 300m mark on your BT and hold dead on. This was a simplified answer, obviously if the rangers were say true at 378m and EHR at 356m then you would have to calculate how many clicks above 300m you need to go to get to 356m.
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    Yep, what Tech said.

    I use a Leupold rangefinder and have it on the TBR (True Balistic Range) setting with the ballistic program set to my rifle subgroup. Its as easy as Range, Dial, Shoot. For distances under 300m on big game I usually don't bother referencing a dope card as I can pretty accurately dial in the required range, but having a dope card for distances beyond 300m becomes a little more essential.

    Once you get used to them they give you great confidence in your rifle and your ability to put game down cleanly at distance. Enjoy!

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    Im using mil scope and dialling to 450 succesfully- capping my shoot range at 500m-ranging in m and checking incline on app-and inputting into Shooter- was thinking going to Swaro for the lighter scope- dont think ill both now- thank you anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTSMAN View Post
    Im using mil scope and dialling to 450 succesfully- capping my shoot range at 500m-ranging in m and checking incline on app-and inputting into Shooter- was thinking going to Swaro for the lighter scope- dont think ill both now- thank you anyway.
    Just get their MOA dial to replace the colour rings or one off trademe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Just get their MOA dial to replace the colour rings or one off trademe.
    The guy off Trademe is great to deal with. $150 for a custom turret inc freight. I will be buying one as soon as I validate my drop chart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    The guy off Trademe is great to deal with. $150 for a custom turret inc freight. I will be buying one as soon as I validate my drop chart.
    Sounds like the way to go now then!


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    The Swarovski BT is no different to any dial up scope other than you can index the three point to anywhere you wish. No scope dial will compensate for angle and range. I am in the process of having a custom dial made with both range marking and MRAD to go in my Z6. Best of both worlds. Still have to allow for both wind and angle. I think @Norway had a chart for angle compensation in his shooting system that could help. Itís still basic trig though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    The guy off Trademe is great to deal with. $150 for a custom turret inc freight. I will be buying one as soon as I validate my drop chart.
    Just helped fit one. They don't have the teeth on the inside like the swaro one, you have to trim the lug off one of the rings and push it on. Seemed a little odd but its nicely made.Its relying on an interference fit ,you could put a little glue on it.Working well to date.
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    Turned up today. Easy to fit but as sneeze said you do have to trim down one of the Swarovski rings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Turned up today. Easy to fit but as sneeze said you do have to trim down one of the Swarovski rings.
    More spendy, but I got one of these in straight MOA. Works great.

    https://outdoorsmans.com/collections...-custom-turret

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    Aye the guy on TradeMe is fantastic to deal with and the product works a treat. He made me a 2 turn moa dial. So get 29 moa come up. Put on Burris Zee rings with total 20 moa cant- that way you don’t need zero stop cos when zero’d at you can only go about 1/2 turn below zeroName:  EAE6E627-69B5-4168-8F10-51E4A2DAF240.jpeg
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    Hi Guys, I am new to this forum but wanted to introduce myself and answer any questions on the custom scope turrets for the Swarovski BT rifle scopes that are seen here and listed on Trademe. Cheers Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveE View Post
    Hi Guys, I am new to this forum but wanted to introduce myself and answer any questions on the custom scope turrets for the Swarovski BT rifle scopes that are seen here and listed on Trademe. Cheers Dave
    Hey Dave. Good to see you here. There's an introduction section which is always a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneeze View Post
    Just helped fit one. They don't have the teeth on the inside like the swaro one, you have to trim the lug off one of the rings and push it on. Seemed a little odd but its nicely made.Its relying on an interference fit ,you could put a little glue on it.Working well to date.
    The turrets we make do not require glue or even necessarily the interference fit to hold them in place. There is an o-ring on the underside of the Swarovski turret cap that fits on top of the turret. Once you tighten the turret cap down, this o-ring grips onto the turret ring we build and prevents it from spinning on the trimmed down dot ring. By trimming the dot projection off the BT dot rings and fitting our turrets over them, it allows us to have a clean finish on the turret ring and provides more space for data on the turret, particularly with the 2 revolution turrets.
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