Hunters and other shooters face a number of challenges in their bid to hit the target especially when it is far away. At long distances, the target is smaller, and both wind and gravity have an impact on the traveling bullet. The longer it travels, the more it falls off target. A higher magnification glass does not help matters as you need very steady hands or the image becomes extremely shaky. Fortunately for you and other shooters, Nikon Spot On technology compensates the bullet drop so that you achieve more accuracy in your choosing.
What can be done about the bullet drop?
In most cases, shooters overcome the challenges that gravity presents by shooting above the target. Depending on the caliber, the bullet arrives faster. This means that the gravity has minimal time to pull down the bullet. However, it is not as easy as it sounds.
To hit the target, you will need the precise windage, distance and bullet speed. This requirement drives all joy away in long distance shots. If you are among those that quit based on this, then it is understandable. Shooting at long distances is a math problem which many people are not fond of. However, Nikon makes it easy for you through an online calculator they provide for their glass products.
The BDC reticles and Nikon Spot On Technology
The BDC (Bullet Drop Compensation) reticles have extra marks that distinguish them from the standard reticles. You use these lines to line up your target. As mentioned earlier, you will need to know the distance of your target accurately. Therefore, invest in a quality laser rangefinder. A glass-like Nikon RifleHunter 1000 will achieve accuracy up to 1000 yards. With the measurements you acquire from this scope, you can go ahead to shoot above the target and hit it.
How do you achieve accuracy with BDC?
Some scopes on the market come with charts. However, the distance reading and the different dots on these charts means that a non-technical user will find it hard to use them.
Nikon’s Spot On Technology proves useful in such a situation. All you need to do is purchase a Nikon Rifle Scope BDC reticle and print out the charts from the Spot On Technology website. There, you need to input information specific to the rifle scope. Next, you need to input bullet information and the distance you acquire from a rangefinder. Once you enter this information, you are now ready to shoot.
Alternatively, you can download the app to your iPhone or Android. You can then input the necessary information on the app. Just like the website, the app allows you to update the information on the spot. The Nikon’s Spot On Technology enhances your accuracy so that you nail your target.
The biggest problem that shooters encounter in their bid to make an accurate shot over long distances includes the wind and gravity impact. As the bullet travels to its target, it gets pulled down preventing a perfect shot. Shooters often try to overcome this problem by shooting above the target. That way, the shot can accommodate the difference that may exist as a result. The Nikon’s Spot On Technology helps shooters make accurate shots. It saves them the hassle of having to calculate before making a shot.