MPBR isn't a professional rodeo circuit. It's the quickest, slickest way to shoot big game with confidence out to 300 yards without worrying about the actual distance to target, hold-over or hold-under.
Your buck is 70 yards away? Hold dead-on. Three hundred yards? Hold dead-on. One hundred, 200, 245, 137? Hold dead-on. Yes, it's that easy. No need for a laser rangefinder. No need to twist turrets or select multiple aiming lines in a scope. Zero your rifle for Maximum Point Blank Range (MPBR), put the crosshair in the middle of your buck's chest and you aren't going to miss due to excessive trajectory, high or low. For a detailed description of MPBR and how to employ it with your rifle, click here.
Here's a brief overview of how Maximum Point Blank Range works:
Rifles are sighted so their barrels angle slightly up in relation to their Line-Of-Sight (LOS). The bullet starts out about 1.5 inches below LOS, but passes up through it at about 30 yards. It continues rising above LOS until about 150 to 200 yards where it peaks at something ballisticians call “maximum ordinate”—simply the high point of its trajectory. At that point it begins dropping, eventually passing through LOS at anywhere from 200 to 300 yards or so. Does this trajectory curve suggest anything to you?
It should inform you that, with your rifle properly zeroed for MPBR, you're free to hunt, aim and shoot without worrying your overstimulated brain (Look at the size of that buck!) about precise range, what reticle to select or how many clicks to dial on your elevation turret. You don't even have to dig out a rangefinder. Just aim dead-center on the vitals and break out your skinning knife. Using MPBR is the fastest, easiest way to score vital, first-shot hits in the majority of big game hunting scenarios. It works for rifles, handguns, muzzleloaders, slug guns and even bows and arrows. Every projectile/target combination has an MPBR.
By the way, you can combine MPBR with ballistic reticles and/or turrets, but you don't have to fool with them until after your MPBR distance. This means the first sub-reticle in your scope could represent your 350-yard or 400-yard aiming point instead of 200. This really extends your rifle's long-range potential.
You can calculate any rifle/bullet/velocity MPBR right here. Calculate trajectory curves, bullet drops, wind drift and energy with this calculator.
Study MPBR until you understand it. It's a lot simpler than it first sounds. Once you start using it, you'll kick yourself for not learning it sooner. It's simply the easiest, fastest, surest way to shoot game accurately when you're in a hurry.