Range finding

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by BOMBER, May 14, 2009.

  1. BOMBER

    BOMBER Little French Maid

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    After looking back at the last 3 competitions I have shot in, and looking into the reasons for missing targets, I have found that a large majority of my misses are down to my range finding. I have my scope set at around 24- 25 yards px and try and account for some ranges depending on how the target image is ie; how blurred it is. I have also started to try bracketing when I can see the whole target that is.

    So my question to the forum is how else besides practice can I improve on my range finding skills.
     
  2. GMF

    GMF Non member

    Drink less pear cider the night befor :p :D

    Glynn
     
  3. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    No,:D drink more CIDER the night before
     
  4. simple

    simple New Member

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    I clicked on here looking for some tips too!

    Practice.

    Shoot competition more often and it seems to come together.

    Then it's just the rest of your shooting that lets you down!:D

    Nice photo Chris!
     
  5. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    would be interested in any tips as well...

    does bracketing work well? Assuming it's a 40mm kill on a knockover? is it worth doing other sizes, or is it centre of kill to base plate?
     
  6. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Thought my range finding skills were poor till the Lake course at Kelmarsh, and then I found out that they were nearly non-existent :eek: Trying to bracket kill-zones, when you don't know the size of the kill-zones is not ideal :rolleyes: changed back to the EB Sniper from the Bushnell 6500, and using the 'blurred' format has shown some improvement, but like everything else in shooting, there's no substitute for practise. :cool:
     
  7. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Some right evil gits set that course;) ;):D:D
     
  8. Mog

    Mog New Member

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    Evil gits, didn't nearly come close to my thoughts at the time :p:D
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Member

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    Putting the targets out can help in relation to the ground and known ranges.
    Always visually guestimate the target range before getting ready for the shot, usually not far out under 47 yards. Pretty easy at sub 40 yards anyone should be able to visually guess within 2 yards.

    If the kill sizes were all the same, to a degree bracketing works. May be more the case of instinct or quick judgement through the scope, again something that would have to be learned. You also get to know what the target size looks like in relation to ret at various ranges and probably better than full on bracketing, acts as a double check.
     

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