I'm just a basic shooter.. want to test my coyote gun's drop at 500yds assuming I can find a place to test. Assume I have a quality scope and 1/2 MOA or better rifle & ammo.

This sounds logical in my head, but checking to see if it works in practice. Instead of dragging out a 60+" target and measuring drop from point of aim... I assume instead of that I could use a smaller target and use the nearest full MOA mark on my scope, shoot my group, then measure how far above or below the group is from POA in MOA, then add or subtract to find actual MOA drop?

So my ballistic calc says it should be about 11 MOA for 500 yds. I could put the 11 MOA hash mark on the desired point and shoot a group. Then measure how far off it is. I have a labradar so know what the velocity is.. so I could then tweak my BC in the calc to get it to line better with the actual drop.

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This sounds logical in my head, but checking to see if it works in practice. Instead of dragging out a 60+" target and measuring drop from point of aim... I assume instead of that I could use a smaller target and use the nearest full MOA mark on my scope, shoot my group, then measure how far above or below the group is from POA in MOA, then add or subtract to find actual MOA drop?

So my ballistic calc says it should be about 11 MOA for 500 yds. I could put the 11 MOA hash mark on the desired point and shoot a group. Then measure how far off it is. I have a labradar so know what the velocity is.. so I could then tweak my BC in the calc to get it to line better with the actual drop.

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