Range... Dial... Shoot!
A custom turret is not an original concept; there are companies that build them for a variety of different scopes. However, the Outdoorsmans Ballistic Turret is the only one that combines the industry-leading optical qualities of a Swarovski riflescope with the precision of a custom-built turret.The starting point is a Swarovski ballistic turret (BT) riflescope. If you already own one, great! Otherwise, you can purchase one directly from Outdoorsmans (1-800-291-8065). Then when ordering the ballistic turret, the Outdoorsmans staff will need to know your precise ballistics. Don't worry if you are not that familiar with all the terms; we will walk you through the process and help you find the needed information. Armed with this information, we will custom engrave a turret cap with the yardages clearly marked from your zero point out as far as one full revolution of the turret will yield. This distance will depend on the ballistics of your ammo and desired zero. For most magnum calibers you can expect to have marks from 200 to as far as 900 yards. With your rifle all set up, a box of ammunition, and a laser rangefinder, you need to test the system and see what all the fuss is about. Find a place where you can safely shoot at targets from 100-600 yards or more. Once you find a comfortable shooting rest and identify a target, use your laser rangefinder to determine the yardage. Then simply dial the turret to that distance and squeeze a good shot. Keep finding targets at different yardages to test yourself and the system. It won't take but a few shots before you realize how much more effective the Outdoorsmans Ballistic Turret allows you to shoot. Each Swarovski BT scope has a zero stop feature so you can spin the turret right back to your zero starting point with a solid stop, making it impossible to lose track of your position. The real genius of the system can only be appreciated during an actual hunting situation. A sudden rush of adrenaline causes your heart rate to increase, your vision to narrow, and thought processes to slow as blood rushes to your extremities. This is great if you are being chased by a grizzly bear, but negatively impacts your ability to execute an accurate shot. The Outdoorsmans Ballistic Turret reduces the number of mental steps required to make the shot by eliminating the need to worry about hold-over, count clicks or think about which crosshair to use.
To design your custom Swarovski Ballistic Turret, we will need the following information:
- Bullet Type
- Bullet Grain Weight
- Chronograph - by chronographing your load, your ballistic info will be more accurate OR...
- Factory load info (if unsure of exact data, please provide product # of factory ammo)
- Scope Height