How to effectively perform holdovers. Our expert Spencer Steck, gives you a great introduction to holdovers and how to use them in your training.
Riton Optics Used: X5 Conquer 5-25×50 MRAD
Ballistics App Used: Strelok Pro
Spencer Steck 0:05
Hi, this is Spencer with Riton optics and welcome back to Riton University. Today I’m going to show you how to use your reticle for holdovers. A slang term for this is Kentucky Windage. A benefit of holding as opposed to dialing your turrets is it’s much faster and much more on the fly. So a lot of PRS shooters will use holds instead of dialing, just because they’re moving from one distance to another to another, and also different wind calls very rapidly. That’s where the PSR reticle comes in handy. Now, today’s example that I’m going to be using is my X5 Conquer 5-25 in mil radians. So in today’s video, I’m going to be using the Strelok Pro app. If you are unfamiliar with this app, you can go watch a previous video called DOPE where Jeremiah Alexander actually shows you how to input all of this data. So say I’ve got a target that is at 700 yards. I’m going to go ahead and hit calculate on here, and it’s going to give me my mill radians and my minute of angle, so 6.3 mil radians, what does that look like in the reticle.
So in this reticle each sub tension I know is .2 mil radians for each little tick mark in the reticle. So I would be holding down six solid lines and then in between the first and second tiny tick
So that’s your elevation hold. Now a lot of people get real intimidated when they look at these big Christmas tree style reticles like the PSR. All those extra mil dots on the sides are for is to assist you with precise windage and elevation holds. So if I have a four mile an hour wind at 700 yards, I know that it’s going to be roughly a .8 mil radian wind call. So I would just hold .8 mils over to whichever direction the wind is coming from.