View Full Version : Where do you place your drop chart?
05-08-2004, 07:41 PM
I've been storing a folded up printout with my drops in Mils inside of the stock pack and it needed to speed things up a bit.
Was thinking of printing a sticker that would fit under my butler creek eyepiece flip-up. Should be quicker to make adjustments.
05-08-2004, 10:41 PM
Was thinking of printing a sticker that would fit under my butler creek eyepiece flip-upI think that would work very well.....Mine are too long for me to do that.I just tape mine to the side of the stock
05-14-2004, 09:49 PM
I have mine on the cheek piece.
BTW been thinking I otta magnumize the ol 270 but maintain 270 win ballistics. That way there would be room for some salt in the case behind the bullet so's the meat wouldn't spoil by the time I got to it. ;)
Took the break between yotes and summer to refinish the stock. Son and I worked up our own finish process. Thus will return to shootin, shortly.
Good luck folks.
05-15-2004, 01:52 AM
Make up your chart on the computer and reduce the size on a copier and paste it on the left side of your buttstock with packing
tape. That's how we did it in the Marine Corps. (Provided that you
are right handed). It works great. ( Lefties use the right side).
Just a simple glance and you have your info.
05-15-2004, 06:20 AM
Skinny, here is my standard deer thing I did here in Germany, although I never had to use it because of the really short shooting distances here (and there is no such thing as varminting here).......but:
On the front flip up (as you look at it from behind when open) I had a big white paste-it with the click count for distances from 100m to 350m, for the correct ammo I was using.
Inside the back flip up on a white target dot, I drew a reticle, with measurements of reticle dementions, on MAX & MIN power settings. I did this crudely by hand, but if you are a PC-Whiz you can print out more (and neater) info that should work for your dots.
That way you just look at your already open flip up covers:D
05-18-2004, 10:11 AM
That's a neat idea. I think that would apply to those that need a longer drop chart. I carry a spare in my wallet about the size of a credit card. Since we range with the "wild" our drops are in meters but that doesn't make a difference. Good idea.
05-18-2004, 12:23 PM
Already have a stockpack covering the cheekpiece like the one in this photo:
Maybe the left side of the stock along the action...
05-25-2004, 04:44 PM
That is where I put mine. Seal it in good and tight with scotch tape. When you need to look at it, pop it up and you are good to go.
06-09-2004, 02:24 PM
Darned nice pictures!
06-09-2004, 07:51 PM
Sierra22, it's good to hear from you and haven't seen you around for awhile.
Getting any hunting in?
This is what my holds look like with a 500 yard zero:
Range Velocity Energy Drop
(yards) (ft/sec) (ft-lbs) (mil)
0 2605.5 2637.7
25 2564.6 2555.7 2.4
50 2524.2 2475.7 3.3
75 2484.2 2397.8 3.4
100 2444.5 2321.9 3.4
125 2405.3 2248.0 3.3
150 2366.4 2175.9 3.2
175 2328.0 2105.8 3.0
200 2289.9 2037.4 2.8
225 2251.9 1970.5 2.6
250 2214.3 1905.2 2.4
275 2177.0 1841.5 2.2
300 2140.1 1779.6 2.0
325 2103.5 1719.3 1.8
350 2067.3 1660.6 1.5
375 2031.5 1603.5 1.3
400 1996.0 1548.1 1.1
425 1961.0 1494.2 0.8
450 1926.4 1441.9 0.5
475 1892.2 1391.2 0.3
500 1858.4 1342.0 -0.0
525 1825.1 1294.2 -0.3
550 1792.2 1248.0 -0.6
575 1759.7 1203.2 -0.9
600 1727.7 1159.9 -1.2
625 1696.2 1117.9 -1.5
650 1665.1 1077.3 -1.8
675 1634.4 1038.0 -2.2
700 1604.3 1000.0 -2.5
725 1574.8 963.6 -2.9
750 1545.8 928.5 -3.2
775 1517.4 894.6 -3.6
800 1489.5 862.1 -4.0
825 1462.3 830.9 -4.4
850 1435.7 801.0 -4.8
Am trying to figure out which yardages to include on the sticker. There are way to many to fit onto a small sticker as it stands now.
Maybe if it's broken down into 50 yard increments instead of 25 yarders may allow it to fit. Or, break it down to the nearest Mil and then use that yardage like this:
3.0 = 175yards
2.0 = 300 yards
0 = 500 yards
-1.2 = 600 yards
-2.2 = 675 yards
-2.9 = 725 yards
-4.0 = 800 yards
This ideer still needs more thought. :)
06-14-2004, 02:19 AM
Hunting good. Busy moving north to 67.2N (that would be northern part of Brooks Range, Alaska if I were living in the US)
My dropchart won't attach. Send me email if you want a copy.
06-27-2004, 02:47 PM
Here is what my card looks like. I laminated it puncked a hole in it and carry it on plastic chain. I shoot differant bullet that require obviosly differant cards. I have also just printed out the chart and used postal (wide) clear tape over it on the stock.
115 gr Drop Wind15
Range MOA 1/8 MOA 1/8
280 0 0 0 0
300 .3 2.7 2.4 19
350 1.2 9.7 2.9 23
400 2.1 17 3.4 27
450 3.1 25 3.8 31
500 4.2 34 4.3 35
550 5.3 43 4.9 39
600 6.5 53 5.4 43
650 7.8 63 6.0 47
700 9.1 73 6.5 52
750 10.6 85 7.1 57
I only had enough w/the 1/8 click scope to 800.
I just fixed that with a new Ziess
Long range is a hoot ain't it!
08-02-2005, 04:51 PM
so where are you guys getting these programs that give you all this data? If I may ask they seem helpfull..
08-02-2005, 05:31 PM
I USE A PATHFINDER BALLISTIC CHART IT'S A PULL OUT AND MOUNTS TO THE SCOPE. I PRINTED ALL THE PARAMETERS WITH A DYMO LABEL MAKER, IT'S WATERPROOF, SO FAR, AND EASY TO ACCESS.
I BOUGHT A HAND FULL A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN MIDWAY WAS SELLING THEM. I UNDERSTAND LEUPOLD IS SELLING A SIMILAR ITEM AT A SLIGHTLY INFLATED PRICE.
HEY IT WORKS FOR ME. NO RUNS, NO DRIPS, NO ERRORS.
08-03-2005, 03:50 PM
Mine goes right on my lens shade for the ultra long stuff, but I've also place it in my scope cover for shooting mils
08-08-2005, 02:28 PM
Why don't cha just put it on the back of 'spark's hat then have him look away. That way he can't rag on ya for missing the shot. He won't see it. My kind of spotter.
I put mine on the cheek piece. Trifocals ya know:mad:
Getting the 338 back from the brake installation this evening. Will be seeing if I can't make that thing shoot again.
08-11-2005, 01:35 PM
That's a good one. Someday we'll have to get together and I'll spot a few for you. Just when you pull the trigger I'll turn my head. :eek:
I thought that was a 375 #1 you got or are you on to something different now?
08-20-2005, 11:01 AM
Skinny, I print mine out on 100 lb paper, and laminate it, then punch holes in four corners then use wire ties to fasten around the sling on the inside up next to the forend swivel, you can instantly see it when rifle is set up on bipod. Ya gotta replace it once in a while as they get damaged carrying rifle after a while, but they are cheap.
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