Reply To: Adjusting elevation turret for different ranges
For field target shooting both methods are used. I only shoot hunter class and as such I’m limited by the rules to 12x max so even if a scope has a max 16x the power must be turned down to 12x for competition. The hunter class also prohibits using the scope turrets for “clicking on” so all shooting during a match must be done using holdover, Kentucky windage, plus all distances must be determined by “scope rangefinding”. By the way, scope rangefinding is rather challenging at the 12x max setting and distances part 30 yards or so. Most HFT shooters mark their side wheel or AO with yardages at different sharp focus distances and then refer to memory or a “dope sheet” to determine the appropriate hold over/under. I’m an odd duck in the sense that I mark my AO or side wheel with symbols that represent which “reticle feature” to hold on the killzone after a sharp focus. For example………
In the above pic if the pointer lines up with a + after focusing I know to hold “crosshair on”.
If the . lines up with the pointer I know to hold “the first lower mil dot” on the killzone.
If the stacked .|. lines up with the pointer I know to hold between “the first lower mil dot and second lower mil dot” on the killzone.
Other field target classes are unlimited to scope power and are allowed to “click on the killzone” after determining the distance using the scope. LOL….here are a couple examples of side wheels that have been marked with actual yardages and other bells and whistles for classes other than hunter…………