MemberMay 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm1 Bullseye
I use an iPhone app called Ballistic to play with trajectories (also use Gundata.org's calculator). If I raise the 100 yard zero to +1.5 inches, I still get a pretty flat trajectory and 2.5″ drop at 300. That's where I'd probably set it for coyotes. For varmints, not quite so sure since I think it might depend on where I can set up.
I tend to favor short-range shots, especially for big game, because I'm not that experienced and I've been involved in chasing critters on 3 different occasions (two shot by others and one missed entirely by me, another story for another time. I'd rather let one go than risk a miss. The point of shooting small stuff is to get more practice under a variety of conditions. Also to help with predator control.
Hopefully I'll be able to do some testing by the end of next week.