1- being nearly blind in one eye judging distance is a challenge. I use a UTG 4-16(12 hft)x40mm and don't quiet trust my vision good enough to range distance with the A/O. I worked out a calculation formula for 12x in lieu of 10x using my mil dots, but its slow and I get conscientious about holding the others up.2- Practice for HFT shoots other than punch paper? Reactive targets? I bought a bunch of foam golf balls to put all over the yard and shoot at.
confuzed iz mi middle name......LOL
Well since I got the courage to try a tune on my rifle, I have learned that most of my problems were indeed the rifle. Having never really spent any quality trigger time with a good air rifle, I assumed that it was the nut behind the wheel. You hear a lot about how hard a springer is to shoot well, with out a barometer to go by you have nothing to compare to. Now that you've gone to a side wheel after having shot a front A/O all these years. Are they worth it? Do they make that much difference? I understand the bigger wheel allows room for more marks. But, Are the adjustments fine enough to see the difference in a yard or two?
I used a calculator to do the the 12x mil-dots at my first FT match several years ago. I soon realized that a lot of the targets/bases were similar or had common features. So I then made a chart that had the first column showing 10 to 55 yards. Another column shows required holdover at each distance. Subsequent columns have common features and the number of dots spanned at each distance. I have since expanded my chart. I rarely need to do any calculations during a match and many times, using mil-dots is more precise than AO range estimating.