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    For someone relatively new to the whole hunting scene, this is what I have found works for me so far...
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    Admittedly I have actually only had to dial up for 1 deer out of 6 shot so far this year, a 6pt Red stag shot at 325m in the Ruahines back in October.

    I originally had a more complicated version but soon discovered that I had a significant variation in recommended dial up using different ballistic apps without using a chronograph first. I now only use those as I have been able to check physical drop by shooting a fair amount of targets at those distances from 200-600yds. I've also found that my accuracy drops jumping from 500 to 600 out of my 18.5" barrel Tikka .308
    I am confident of securing game cleanly at 500 so that's my own self imposed limit for the rifle using that particular ammo at the present
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    Run the calcs at 3000ft alt ... cos that's where I do most hunting & 1000ft either side seems to seem to make sfwa different to numbers. Most scopes are moa, 200 yd zero's so drop card has ranges in 25 yrd intervals out to predicted terminal velocity of 1800fps. (my self imposed limit) Most cases this get out to 800 yards plus. Like to record drop in inches as well as moa, and wind @ 10mph/90 deg in moa and inches. I like to include the inches as well as moa - it helps me confirm the set up. And for 300 - 350 yards if you dont have time to dial you've got a pretty good idea of hold overs. Practice a bit with hold over on gongs - really does help your confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pav View Post
    For someone relatively new to the whole hunting scene, this is what I have found works for me so far...
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    @Pav am I reading this correctly?
    200m is 0.2m drop, or 1 click
    300m 0.5m drop, or 2 click
    400m 0.9m drop
    500m ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_exile View Post
    @Pav am I reading this correctly?
    200m is 0.2m drop, or 1 click
    300m 0.5m drop, or 2 click
    400m 0.9m drop
    500m ?
    @uk_exile sorry my bad, I didn't make that very clear... my scope is a Weaver Super Slam in 1/4moa with pop up turrets which I rate very highly (particularly as I've been hunting with guys who were all using leupolds with exposed turrets and having major problems with them getting bumped and turning while bush stalking).
    In my case the M stands for moa and the C being clicks... so basically 200yds = 2 1/4 Moa but on my scope it is easier to pop the turret, turn straight to the desired Moa and then count the clicks.
    Eg
    200yds - 2.25 moa / 2M + 1C (click)
    300yds - 5.5moa / 5M + 2C
    Etc
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    This above

    I use Zeiss RF with ballistics inbuilt - and have applied ballistics in my phone for others or just running some figures
    Backup - app if binos fail; or just get closer

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorlad View Post
    Same as Gibo, except I do one column for wind in MOA (10mph) and one for it in inches in case I need to hold for wind.
    Windplex

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    Just gone away for Christmas so canít show a photo of mine sorry but I custom produce my own in microsoft excel using a template I created. Title just covers what load/rifle itís for so to not get mixed up then I detail what atmospherics the chart is for. I normally choose the altitude iím expecting to hunt at and then an average of everything else like temp, pressure etc. I then have range increments in 10 yard intervals with the dope to be applied for that range in MOA filled in by getting the info from my app or kestrel.

    I obviously only produce a dope chart once I have trued the load so know the data is correct. Then itís laminated and stuck onto the off side of my rifle butt.
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    I also range in TBR so no need for angle on the chart. Have an old template I used to use when ranging in line of sight and retrieving the angle.

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    I use a .270 and dont shoot past 350ish...and dont own a rangefinder....so sight in 2-3" high at hundy....she near enough to dead on at funnily enough 270 yards.... backbone hold gets me out to the 350 Im prepared to shoot to.... DONT AIM OFF THE MEAT was something I was told years back...its worked well enough up to now.
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    I've got a slightly different way of looking at it. For me, deer don't tend to stand at convenient distances away, so range increments are arbitrary. I've set mine up per half MOA / 2 clicks, and worked out the range for each setting. Range increments decrease the further out you go, which makes sense to me as that reflects the trajectory. I add hold for the closer ranges in case I don't have time to dial. Call me crazy and I don't have hours of range time to back up this method, but I thought I'd chuck it out there.

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    I like the "killing window" that @Norway used in his longe range presentation well worth reading if you can get someone to send you the file. its useful on a drop chart, some ballistic apps have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuidog View Post
    I like the "killing window" that @Norway used in his longe range presentation well worth reading if you can get someone to send you the file. its useful on a drop chart, some ballistic apps have it.
    Could I have the file please if anyone is willing to email? Would really appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    Could I have the file please if anyone is willing to email? Would really appreciate it.
    I think I have it in a zip file but someone a bit more techy may have a better format

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