No More Hold-Over

I have been using the Nikon Spot-On program for several years now. I even have it on my Smart Phone. (A hillbilly with an iPhone! Can you imagine that?) The program works exceptionally well with Nikon riflescopes with or without the BDC reticle. You can learn more about it HERE.

For 2012 Nikon has taken the next logical step by offering custom elevation turrets for Nikon scopes that are engineered by Spot-On technology. You simply go to the on-line resource and input your ballistic information and the program creates your elevation turret.

With the turret installed on your Nikon riflescope you now can click in your elevation adjustment just by turning the dial to the confirmed range and hold dead on.

I’m excited to give the system a try, now I just have to figure out which rifle I want to have a custom elevation turret made for. I’ll let you know how it all sorts out.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to No More Hold-Over

  1. Brian Smith says:

    I used the Spot-On application to generate hold-over charts for my Remington R-15 .223 with a Coyote Special scope. The charts were very close considering I used variables for the load developed in Kentucky and then used that rifle on prairie dogs in South Dakota with no corrections. I looked at the turret option. Might have to get one if the reviews come back positive.

    Have you seen the iSnipe app? My buddy loaded it on his iPhone and we used it with several of our rifles. We started with a 100 yard zero and moving straight to 400 yards with reported winds of 10-15 mph. The group from my Browning 300 Win Mag was just high and left of dead center. It’s a nice app as long you have a signal and there’s a weather reporting station reasonably close.

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