Quote Originally Posted by QueenAnnesRevenge View Post
Assume by moa(minute of angle) your referring to max point blank range where your bullet doesn't raise or drop <4".

If you want to use that bdc reticle, go shoot your ammo through your chronograph and build your range card.
My boss shoots a leupold boone and crocket out to 535 on deer size game very very effectively.

I still shoot max point blank out to 345yards but have a leupold cds dial out to 800 yards. I don't shoot at game that far, but I do whack steel out there.
I've found, the better long range shot I become the closer I end up shooting deer and antelope haha.

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Yeh I have a cheat sheet already. One of the other factors is of course on one hunt I might be at sea level and a month later at 8000 ft. I have to have more than just one set of calculations. The card gets a little busy and for right now the info taped on the stock is based on 5000 ft. We are trying to get on a range where we can shoot past 500 to test some of the info. What I was referring to by saying the MOA guys is those that only have adjustable turrets custom built for their exact load or those that know the exact trajectory and dial the minutes of angle needed to hold dead on. Of course elevation does make a difference at really long ranges.

My point that I may not have made is you cannot just buy the scope and gun and assume your 308 with 150 gr bullets match any aiming points in the scope at longer ranges. You really need to know what the MOA is on those 4-5 aiming reticles and how that translates to the bullet drop for your load. If I change loads then I have to do the math again.
As far as the point blank sight in I know how it works but I am not comfortable with it for a couple of reasons but that is a personal preference.
My long range sight in has always been 200 yards and my shorter range sight in is 150. The 150 is a compromise for someone who will not shoot past 200 yards ever. I can have them hold on a target and not be more than 2" high or low for any distances they are willing to shoot. Something Jack Atcheson used to recommend for clients hunting deer. Yes I am old.