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- Thread starter Rzrbck918
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It's hard to beat actual range verification...

Agreed.It's hard to beat actual range verification...

If he's not going to the range the math is simple if he knows velocity and what projectile (BC and weight) he's shooting. There are other variables involved but the "simple" answer of zero and various yardage POI is easy to determine.

That is what I was asking, thanks!

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If he has to ask this he probably shouldn't be shooting beyond point blank range.

1.7” at 100 yards = 1.7 MOA.

So if he is 1.7” higher than he wants to be at 100 yards, that is also 1.7 MOA higher than he wants to be. This is transferable to all ranges on his drop chart; he will hit 1.7 MOA higher at all ranges.

If he has a quality scope that adjusts accurately, why not just adjust it down 1.7moa so he’s the 2” high at 100 yards that he wants?

As others mentioned, if he doesn’t know this then he shouldn’t be shooting beyond point blank range for his rifle. In other words, not shooting at distances that require adjustment or holdover.

So if he is 1.7” higher than he wants to be at 100 yards, that is also 1.7 MOA higher than he wants to be. This is transferable to all ranges on his drop chart; he will hit 1.7 MOA higher at all ranges.

If he has a quality scope that adjusts accurately, why not just adjust it down 1.7moa so he’s the 2” high at 100 yards that he wants?

As others mentioned, if he doesn’t know this then he shouldn’t be shooting beyond point blank range for his rifle. In other words, not shooting at distances that require adjustment or holdover.

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If he knows he's shooting 1.7" high, why not just adjust the scope for that 1.7" ??

1.7 inches at 100 yards, isn't 1.7 MOA.1.7” at 100 yards = 1.7 MOA.

So if he is 1.7” higher than he wants to be at 100 yards, that is also 1.7 MOA higher than he wants to be. This is transferable to all ranges on his drop chart; he will hit 1.7 MOA higher at all ranges.

If he has a quality scope that adjusts accurately, why not just adjust it down 1.7moa so he’s the 2” high at 100 yards that he wants?

As others mentioned, if he doesn’t know this then he shouldn’t be shooting beyond point blank range for his rifle. In other words, not shooting at distances that require adjustment or holdover.

Close, but not exact.

Geez pedantic much?1.7 inches at 100 yards, isn't 1.7 MOA.

Close, but not exact.

1.7” / 1.047” = 1.62 moa

Happy now?

I’m sure my error of 0.08moa doesn’t matter when we’re talking about the difference between 3.7 inches and “roughly 2 inches” = 1.7 inches.

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How are you calculating velocity? Is he reading what the box says for velocity, or are you shooting over a chrono to verify? The question is confusing. But if he's 3.7 inches high at 100, and he wants to be 2. He should adjust down 1.62moa as stated above, and the rifle should be 2 inches high.

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Im sure he's reading the box. He's been a lifelong bowhunter and this is his first new rifle. Just getting going in the shooting side of things and has asked some questions I've simply never thought of.

How are you calculating velocity? Is he reading what the box says for velocity, or are you shooting over a chrono to verify? The question is confusing. But if he's 3.7 inches high at 100, and he wants to be 2. He should adjust down 1.62moa as stated above, and the rifle should be 2 inches high.

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