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Using multi aim point reticles

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by clbarclay, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. clbarclay

    clbarclay Engaging Member

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    When using multi aim point reticles for shooting kill zones (HFT, hunting, plinking) do you just use the nearest aim point, or will you bracket between aim points as well?
     
  2. oliver13

    oliver13 Donator

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    The space between aim points is an aim point, if that makes sense?
     
  3. clbarclay

    clbarclay Engaging Member

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    It does, but I was thinking about comments on here about the hashes on Vortex BDC reticles being too far apart and wondering whether people prefer to have sufficient aim points on a reticle that don't have to aim between them.
     
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    terry1001 Major Poster

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    It's a matter of personal preference, too close together and the view gets cluttered and not easy to work out where you are. We used to be happy with just the one aim point and the fact that we had a scope, how times have changed.
     
  5. r10hunter

    r10hunter Honorary Member

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    There is no reason why you have to use aim points at all if you don't want to. Even if your scope has them. The advantage of not using aim points is you can change your magnification according to conditions.

    I have shot vermin and HFT by using aim points, and by using a plain reticule and aiming 30mm high, 10mm low etc.
    I can't say I think one way is any better than the other.
    Cheers Andy
     
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  6. Bluefrog

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    Learning your scope is key
     
  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    To use aim points properly you need a Ballistic Reticle Calculator, for example on Hawkes website there is the BRC and Chairgun for use with their MAP and SR reticles.

    Strelok is an independent piece of software that does the same thing for many other reitcles, including some MTC if I remember correctly.

    You need a chrono to know what power your gun is making too.

    You feed the power your gun is making and the appropriate pellet into the software, it will produce a graphic of where the shots will fall at the magnification you have selected. You can adjust the magnification and play around until you get to the steps you want. I have all of my scopes configured for 5 metre steps on aim points.

    BRC, Chairgun and Strelok are available on both Android and Iphone. Don't think they cut it on Windows phones though!
     

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