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(Thanks for this chart to bigwheeler at preditormasters. )
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That chart is the body mass from belly to spine correct?
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Thanks for the useful info!
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The Achilles heel of reticle ranging is not knowing the exact size of the object, which can really start to matter at ranges where your bullet drops outside the kill zone on an animal and you're already battling the effects of wind and the accuracy of the rifle. Note the difference in that chart between a regular and a large deer @ 1.2 mils - 35 yards. That's an 8" drop for my hunting load out at that range.

The other difficulty is that even when you know the size, try dividing a number like .486 (17.5"/36") by 1.2. then multiply by 1000  or multiplying the 17.5" by 27.77 then dividing by 1.2. You'd need a Mil-Dot Master or calculator to get a range close enough to be accurate for an ethical shot.


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Laser range finder is definitely easier! But for me at least not an option right now. Range estimation backed-up by the reticle and a pretty decent familiarity of the areas I hunt suit me well.   
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