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#6132314 - 01/12/16 12:45 PM Dope charts for scope caps
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I guess I suck at searching, is there a company that sells the scope cap dope charts? I don't want to art project my own

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#6132326 - 01/12/16 12:54 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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BIL, here is what my google search came up with:

http://ustacticalsupply.com/scopedope.aspx

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#6132351 - 01/12/16 01:03 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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I can make it for you.
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#6132382 - 01/12/16 01:17 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: FiremanJG]
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I can make it for you.


I'm just going to order that one. You can make me some yardage triangles if you want. Can bring silver bullets

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#6132385 - 01/12/16 01:20 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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What's a yardage triangle?
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#6132398 - 01/12/16 01:26 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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FJG I think he means those fancy triangles you stick on your turrets.

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#6132416 - 01/12/16 01:36 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Yes the label maker do dads you did on my zeiss

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#6132432 - 01/12/16 01:46 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I can make it for you.


I'm just going to order that one. You can make me some yardage triangles if you want. Can bring silver bullets


Never mind I'm not ordering that.

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#6132554 - 01/12/16 03:10 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I can make it for you.


I'm just going to order that one. You can make me some yardage triangles if you want. Can bring silver bullets


Never mind I'm not ordering that.


I like the idea but $14.99?
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#6132644 - 01/12/16 04:05 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I can make it for you.


I'm just going to order that one. You can make me some yardage triangles if you want. Can bring silver bullets


Never mind I'm not ordering that.


I like the idea but $14.99?


Ya they chingalay you pretty good for just one. I'll have to break out my crayons

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#6132696 - 01/12/16 04:35 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Use Microsoft word, make and print your own
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#6132793 - 01/12/16 05:24 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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you can jerry rig one like I did, looks like hell but it works
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#6133150 - 01/12/16 08:18 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Remember now I'm green so when I ask, What info is needed to fill in the data on a dope chart? please don't shun me.
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#6133208 - 01/12/16 08:52 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Edited by Brother in-law (01/13/16 09:52 AM)

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#6133288 - 01/12/16 09:27 PM Re: Dope charts for scope caps [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Know your equipment numbers and fps put them into a ballistic program and it pretty much spits out the calculation.


^^That ain't D.O.P.E.^^

That is a calculated trajectory. You start with that, then go shoot the distances to get DOPE. Data On Previous Engagement. Have the calculations printed, make the correction it gave, write down the result. Was it center, high, or low. Move to the next target at a farther distance. If everything shot matches everything predicted, then things are easy. When some, or all corrections do not match then a number of factors can be the cause.

1. MV is too high or too low, adjust to make the calculator match what was shot.

2. BC is too high or too low, adjust to make the calculator match what was shot.

3. Tracking errors in the scope. This is when some distances match and some do not. For instance, 200, 300, 400, 600, and 800 match. So there was a tracking error at 500 yard correction and 700 yard correction.

4. Environmental conditions in the calculator did not match the environmental conditions the day the range was shot.

You have to shoot it to get real DOPE.
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