As per title but in stalking applications only. Obviously adjustment is needed at extended distances on a range.
The reason I ask is that I know a few stalkers that do nothing but use their rifles for deer, no target shooting. Of those deer they shoot like most folk they will be on average around the 100-150yds mark. That requires no adjustment whatsoever with a zero in any calibre of about an inch high at 100yds. Even out to 200-250yds with say a 2" high impact at 100yds nothing really needs done to the elevation.
I am curious as so many folk have them now. I also assume that folk that do have them always carry their rangefinder or range finding binos as well so the ballistic turret can be used accurately?
One guaranteed topic on here to cause the poster to get lambasted is long range shooting of deer. Okay to shoot a fox at over 300yds but don't dare do it to bambi. Well, if so many decry long range shooting of deer which to me is anything over 250yds because I don't care what anyone says that is a long way to shoot a deer or a fox at, then why do so many have a piece of equipment that is only needed for shooting deer beyond that very distance? Personally, if I had to fart about ranging distances and then adjusting turrets I would miss so many opportunities when trying to shoot Sika.
It adds £300 on to the cost new of a scope so why have it if it is only needed for distances we should not be shooting deer at according to the general stalking community?
And just to highlight, I am not against shooting deer at 300-350yds, with the right equipment. It can in fact be done easily by some. But some folk tend to blow off about their distance shooting prowess without actually having a clue about judging distances.
So I stand by my thoughts, and that is that for 99.9% of stalking applications 99.9% of us do not need a ballistic turret yet are happy to spend £300 on having one anyway.