Well I made it out to the desert yesterday to go shooting. I planned at all cost to shoot out to 1000yd which I had only attempted once. Because of the large amount of road and people in southern Cali I had to set up shooting up and and cross three small ravines. I thought I was good having the wind at my back, as to not to have to dial wind. After shooting 700 and 855 with good results I moved out to a 1000yds. I shot about 5 round not being able to get on target bouncing back and forth up, down left and right.
So I took a break and decided to go out and check the target to see where the bullet where land for sure, I was spotting my own never again. I will be using a spotter next time:
Well so I went out to see the target and as I was walking out there I realized that the 6 oclock wind was only out to 700yd then the second ravine did a right hook changing the wind to 8:30. At 870yd the third ravine was crossing the bullet path at 9 oclock and had wind from 15 to 10 mph. So I went back to try again with all this in mind. After calculating out all the different winds and drop I was able to get a bullet just 8" left of center on a 8" target this is not great but encouraging for the first attempt. Then the wind went crazy and I just quit wasting bullet at that range.
All in all I learned a lot about the terrain changing the wind path, having a spotter is great, steady prone position is the only way and it is great being able to shoot all day long.
Please share some tip of what you have learn about shooting out to 1000+ with less than perfect conditions.