The Ballistic Plex reticle is a copyrighted Burris
design on the lower vertical crosshair that compen-
sates for bullet drop. The Ballistic Plex reticle is set
to provide dead~n aiming from 100 yards to 500
yards for many of the most common hunting car-
tridges. The actual bullet path and numerous exam-
ples are shown in Table 1. As can be seen, the bul-
let path of the most common cartridges comes very
close to the Ballistic Plex calibration.
The Ballistic Plex is extremely usefri even if you do
not shoot one of the example cartridges. Each ballis-
tic line represents some exact yardage for whatever
cartridge you shoot. It's a simple trip to a long dis-
tance shooting range to make your own yardage
chart to correspond to each ballistic line for your
cartridge. For instance, the 500 yard ballistic line for
a less powerfiil cartridge may be 465 yards.
Simple to Use
1.Sight-in exactly at 100 yards or 200 yards depending
on your cartridge and bullet selection.
2.Set your scope to the highest magnification.
3.Determine the bullet path of your cartridge at the
climactic conditions you will be shooting. We highly
recommend actual firing at each 100 yard increment
for best accuracy. Make a table like Table 1 for your
4.Determine your distance to target and select the corre-
sponding ballistic line. Slight hold-over or under may
be necessary to handle in-between yardages.
Getting Closer to Perfection
The Ballistic Flex is much more accurate than guessing
hold over and faster and more reassuring to most shooters
than using taaget-type adjustinents. The nature of ballistics
is such that everything is theoretical and if any one of the
variables change (altitude, temperature, barometric pres-
sure, humidity, bullet design, barrel length, chamber fft,
seating depth, etc.) so does the ballistic table. For maxi-
mum accuracy, practice at long ranges under similar con-
ditions to those which you will experience in the field.
For maimum accuracy at long ranges, mstead of sighting
in at 100 yards using the center of the reticle, sight in at a
longer range such as 400 yards using the 400 yard ballistic
line. This will decrease the amount of long range error that
can occur under various emironmental conditions or when
slightly mis-measuring point-of--impact at shorter ranges.
Long range shooting is extremely challenging and can be
very rewarding. But along with it comes tremendous
responsibility, especially when a living, breathang animal
is in your sights. Because of the recessity of knowing the
exact yardage to an animal, and exactly how much wind
drift is present, and exactly what the muzzle velocity is at
the current clnnactic conditions, and to what degree the
angle of sight will effect bullet drop, not to mention the
need for a perfectly still rest, a super accurate riile, and
calm nerves, we highly discourage taking hunting shots
beyond 400 yards or your own closer self-imposed range.
Just a tiny mistake in shooting or guessing or assuming
and you've got a non-vital irresponsible wound on the
very animal that you revere enough to pursue.