Long range plinking made easy

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    blackdiesel
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    I haven’t hunted in a couple of years but I enjoy long range (100+ yards) shooting with PCPs.  I have FX adjustable rings on 3 of my guns.  Recently I had an idea and decided to test it.  I have Strelok Pro on my phone and have been tinkering with it.  I came up with this way to extend my range for long targets instead of just using holdover and mil-dots.  I tested it on a target 157 yards.  I ranged the target(can) and put the info in Strelok.  Using the “reticle” feature that shows where the POI is I aimed crosshairs on the can and tilted the scope so the crosshairs would center on the POI in Strelok.  After this I aimed crosshairs on with the can.  I fired and saw that the pellet struck about 2-3 inches to the right of where I aimed.  I adjusted and “lo and behold” Impact!.  I tested it on items ranged from 100 -140 yards and each time I was so close it only took a minor adjustment to hit the items.  I never changed the turrets just adjusted my aim point. 

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    bill_dd97
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    That is the only way I use the reticle view on Strelok.

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    Smaug
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    I’m having a hard time visualizing how this would work.

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    blackdiesel
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    “Smaug”I’m having a hard time visualizing how this would work.

    
Have you used Strelok Pro before?  You can choose your scope reticle from their database. You can also choose pellets from their database.  You input info like zero distance, pellet speed, scope height and distance to target, etc, into the program.  The program has a section with a reticle view.  This will show your scope reticle and the point of impact (POI) of the pellet based on the info you inputted.  Simply aim crosshairs on at the target and keep your gun stable.  You can adjust the scope tilt with FX rings. If the program shows there is a 4 dot holdover simply look through the scope with the adjustment nuts loosened and aim at the target.  See where 4 dot holdover is located while aiming at your target.  While keeping the gun stable tilt your scope to bring the crosshairs down so they are aligned at the place where 4 dots holdover (where the POI is) and tighten the scope down.  Since you have now changed the crosshairs to the POI simply aim at the target and the POI should be crosshairs on target.

    Keep in mind you can build a profile for different guns with different pellets in Strelok Pro so once you have the profiles set up, you only have to change the distance to target to quickly get the POI. This just for distance.  The program also allows you to put info about weather conditions such as wind speed and direction to show exactly the POI.

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    “blackdiesel”Using the “reticle” feature that shows where the POI is I aimed crosshairs on the can and tilted the scope so the crosshairs would center on the POI in Strelok.  After this I aimed crosshairs on with the can.  I fired and saw that the pellet struck about 2-3 inches to the right of where I aimed.  I adjusted and “lo and behold” Impact!.  I tested it on items ranged from 100 -140 yards and each time I was so close it only took a minor adjustment to hit the items.  I never changed the turrets just adjusted my aim point. 

    
Great idea (+) for you!!!

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    glengiles
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    You know me blackdiesel, I just use the force. ;)

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    Dartagnan
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    Very Interesting!  Gonna give this a try. What zoom are you at before adjusting the elevation on your rings?

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    blackdiesel
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    “Dartagnan”Very Interesting!  Gonna give this a try. What zoom are you at before adjusting the elevation on your rings?

    
I have my zoom set at 18X but I have a FFP scope so magnification is not a factor.

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    Dartagnan
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    “blackdiesel”

    “Dartagnan”Very Interesting!  Gonna give this a try. What zoom are you at before adjusting the elevation on your rings?

    
I have my zoom set at 18X but I have a FFP scope so magnification is not a factor.

    
Oh ok. I imagine a Second Focal Planers, like myself and others, can dial down the zoom to get the range to the last mil dot visible for the maximum range they intend to shoot and adjust the rings from there. Once You get close, SFP’ers can then zoom in to try and see the POi andmake fine adjustments..maybe? May have to break out the Spotting scope for this one. 

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    blackdiesel
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    You can probably use your maximum magnification.  With the FX rings zeroed at 157 yards it was just a very fraction of the tilt possible.  I imagine you will run out of range well before the maximum minute of angles that the rings will allow you to adjust.   

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    Dartagnan
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    Hek, I may have to dedicate my HATSAN 30cal for this mission. Slap on the No-Limits on the Sidewinder or maybe the Frontier (just for the 30x Zoom) and see how far it will consistently hit targets. Thanks for making this a challenge I DO ACCEPT
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    blackdiesel
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    “glengiles”You know me blackdiesel, I just use the force. ;)

    
May the force be with you :)

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    glengiles
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    And also with you! 

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