Ditto for Zeiss V8I have a Z8i and Swaro do a free app which is really very good. You have choices of factory loads or manually inputting the data for hand loads.
I used the factory data and it gives clicks, cm/in or moa. Have taken deer to over 300 once deer ranged then adjusted clicks and aim straight in. Well worth it and very satisfying.
Excellent. I must only be a partial dope, can’t wait to inform SWMBO.The 'easiest' or most accurate way of getting your vertical adjustments at 100m 200m 300m etc is to go shoot those distances and make a note of the clicks (corrections) you had to dial on your scope to hit your target
This is commonly known as ''dope'' which stands for Data observed from previous engagements' or something equally roughty toughty
If you can't find a range to actually shoot those distances then you will have to rely on ''Data''
'Data' is information gained from applying ballistics curves and/or ballistic solvers like Strelok or Strelok Pro or Applied Ballistics etc etc
Often referred to as SWAG (Scientific Wild Arsed Guess), the information you get from your ballistic solver is only as good as the information that you feed it
Crap in = crap out
at the very least you must provide the app with
Height of 'centre of scope' above 'centre of bore'
Scope click value (hence all the comments above about whether your scope measures in Mils or MOA and by how much does one click adjust POI at a given distance) (if you go the dope route you don't care about all that coz you have got your click adjustments empirically)
If you want to get a bit frisky you can add
direction of twist
(the App will ask what calibre, bullet type what weight you are using so that it can look up your drag coefficient for you)
If you want to disappear into the world of the OCD
Then add atmospheric info like
Direction of shot
Wind direction and speed
Clearly you can't guess these variables yourself so you would need another gadget (yipee) - like the Kestral 5700 which measures all this stuff for you
Really clever ballistic apps like applied ballistics (which you will find in the kestral) will take all of the above and give you a solution based upon 'distance to target' and 'direction of shot' (yup now you need a range meter) and provide you with a solution
That gives you your click adjustments for range
Now the wind !!!
Judgements for wind is a black art that I've yet to get even close to getting right
Applied ballistics, together with the Kestral 5700 will give you an approx answer to this conundrum too
It is often wrong though as the calculation is based upon wind speed and direction at the kestral - usually at the shooters position - it has no idea what the wind is doing down range
Fortunately for shortish ranges of 100m to 400m the wind at the shooters position is usually adequate
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Use whatever method suits, I quite enjoyed setting it up manually, took a while but it give me time to get used to the scope, I did read the instructions for once in my life, now after a bit of use I’ve got it and its a pleasure to use probably because I set it up myself and took the time with it, pretty awesome bit of kit, I’m pretty happy with or without it, but it’s nice to be able to have the facility 100%Why not, it works?
Computers fly land planes, I’m sure they can carry out a simple mathematical calculation
Simple rule of thumb that'll get you on the paper is zero at 100 yards, add 2 MOA to get to 200 yards, add another 3 MOA to get to 300 yards. You won't be spot on but you will be close enough to make the necessary adjustments to find your specific adjustments for your set upI am trying to get my head around dialling in for shooting. Ie scope is zeroed at 100 yards, so how many clicks for 300?
anybody put me to a “dialling in for idiots” site?
I known it is different for calibers but want to read up on the basics before going to the range.
probably be using my 243 if anyone is interested, mainly because it has a bipod.
Artisan Rifles do a very good service for this and you of all people have no excusesSlight issue. Need to find my cabinet keys which I put somewhere very safe before my road trip.