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Nikon Takes Accuracy to a New Level with Innovative Spot On (tm) Technology

  (May 26, 2011)

(PRWEB) May 26, 2011

A common problem many gun and bow shooters experience is determining how high to hold the cross hair of a scope above the target for shots that are longer than the range the weapon was sighted in for. Nikon set out to make this task easier and came up with Spot On (tm) ballistic technology. This technology is delivered one of two ways; 1) Using a Ballistic Drop Compensating (BDC) reticle, or 2) A standard NikonPlex reticle in conjunction with Spot On (tm) custom turret technology.

The BDC reticle has a series of small circles, aiming points, below the cross hair. To use the BDC reticle correctly, the user will have to reference the Nikon ballistic calculator available on the Nikon Hunting website or as an iPhone App. The user inputs the Nikon scope model, bullet caliber, weight, muzzle velocity, site-in distance and target distance. To fine tune the calculation the user can also specify atmospheric conditions like altitude, temperature, barometric pressure and humidity. The ballistics calculator returns the distance that each aiming point on the scope represents, in yards.

The Spot On (tm) custom turret technology involves providing Nikon with the same ballistic information that would be supplied for the BDC reticle. Nikon takes that information and makes a custom elevation dial that is graduated in yards. The user installs the custom dial on the scope and sights in the scope at the specified range. The custom dial is adjusted to zero. Any change in range is simply compensated for by moving the custom dial to the new range and the reticle is held right on the target.

Nikon Spot On (tm) ballistic technology is available on rifle, handgun, muzzloader and cross bow Nikon scopes.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the Spot On (tm) technology the user would benefit greatly by knowing the actual distance to the target. A laser rangefinder is the perfect tool to very accurately determine the range to a target. With the actual distance to the target known and using Nikons Spot On (tm) technology, the shooter will enjoy a high degree of accuracy previously not attainable through traditional methods.


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