In a trophy hunting situation, it’s important to have the equipment and preparation to ensure that you can make the shot at that once-in-a-lifetime trophy, even at 800 yards! Part of that preparation is understanding, in simple terms, the external ballistics of a typical long range shot.
In our last article we discussed the importance of verifying your drop data with real shooting. In this article we will examine Ballistic Compensating Reticles, the different types available, how to use them, and what their limitations are.
The up and coming method for bullet drop compensation is utilizing a Bullet Drop Turret. Just like the BDR’s, BDT’s have their advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I prefer the simple and precise nature of using a BDT…
No matter how good our shooting equipment is, we still need to do our part to put the bullet where it goes. To use our equipment to its fullest potential, we need to apply all of our techniques from the bench to our field shooting positions.
There are so many simple ballistics programs available that using charts is obsolete. Excellent programs like Exbal and RSI are really affordable and offer some unique features. You just install them on your computer, and they are available anytime. Several programs are free to use anytime using your internet connection.