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Range Estimation basics for hunters and shooters

Estimating range is a core skill that every hunter and shooter needs to have. In the real world (away from a flat range) not very much is going to be at exactly 100 meters or yards. Understanding the distance to a target, and thereby the effect it will have on your shooting is critical.

Shorter distances, bush hunting under 100 meters, maybe in a pinch out to 200, you can utilise systems like Maximum Point Blank Range, or Optimised Point Blank Zero allows you to ‘set and forget’ your hunting rig and simply aim centre mass in the understanding that ballistics will ensure you are no lower or higher than a determined amount from your point of aim.

Going out further, incorrect data in means incorrect data out for your firing solution – and it quickly compounds as you stretch out further.


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A constant learner with an inquisitive mind, Kerry created The Bloke as a way to share what he was learning from the community of experts he found himself surrounded by. Precision Shooter and GunSafe soon followed. Somewhere along the line, he picked up one or two things himself. But don't call him an expert.

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