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field card

The field card from the dead on ballistics software will tell  you  where to hold for different distances and magnifications.  using the field card, it doesn't matter what  magnification you use.  I'm sill practicing but it seems pretty accurate so far. 

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VERY ACCURATE. I just shot my

VERY ACCURATE. I just shot my first rifle bull elk at 575 yards!

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There's an app for that.....I

There's an app for that.....I down loaded an app for my iphone its called Nikon spot on its pretty accurate so far I have used it to compensandate for different grain bullets in my .243 you first select your scope, caliber and ammo, then set your zero, tap the fire button and it brings up your BDC recticle and shows the yardage for each circle and you then can change your magnification and it changes the yardage accordingly.

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Nikon BDC recticle

I shoot a 338 win mag with Nikon 3-12 X 42 BDC.

I have found the reticle works well at 11X - this gives me hold over points for approximately 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 yard shots. These are approximate and adjusting the magnification will change the yardage for point of impact on each reticle circle.

You really have to go out and do some variable distance shooting and characterize the magniification settings for your particular rifle and ammo. 

I am confortable with shooting mine out to 700 yards after a couple of hunting seasons because I have done enough shooting with it at different yardages to have some confidence.

I highly recommend the Nikon BDC - it works well and I am looking forward to doing more long range shooting with it.

Edard

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You can download the Nikon

You can download the Nikon app on your phone "Nikon Spot On" you can select your exact Nikon scope, caliber and exact bullet and it'll show you everything you're asking about. Or you can go to Nikonspoton.com

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