Re: 338 EDGE vs 1276 yd PLATE
I've enjoyed this entire thread, but your last post made me smile. I have an employee I've been talking with about shooting long range for several months. I try and squeeze in some shooting most weekends, so monday mornings often include a discussion of what I shot over the weekend.
Last week I took him shooting with me after work. Unfortunately, conditions were similar to the ones you described. I found it difficult not to get frustrated as one shot hit left, and the next shot hit right. Or one shot hit left, was adjusted for, and still hit left.
My friend made a comment about, sure you can hit stuff way out there, but not consistent enough to shoot at game. I tried to explain the erratic wind conditions made shooting very difficult. And most of the time the wind was more consistent, and much easier to shoot in. I'm afraid he remains skeptical.
We all share our victories. It was nice to read of a shared frustration. Sort of reminded me the purpose is recreation.
Thanks for the post.