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Old 03-03-2013, 11:45 PM
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Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

Im breaking into long range shooting. Before I dive to far i want to know how a sloped rail affect ballistic calculators like the iphone app "Ballistic: Advanced Edition." I noticed that most of the setups out there have a 20 or 30 moa scope rail. How do you adjust for this in a calculator?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:06 AM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

Zero is zero. The slope of the rail is not relevant in calculating trajectory except that it adds additional MOA to the scopes up adjustment.

Hope I did not misunderstand your question.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:18 AM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

No I think you right on, its just playing hay-day with my brain trying to put the angle all together in my head. I wrote the app developer to see if he could incorporated sloped rails into his app.

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Old 03-04-2013, 10:09 AM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

I use shooter and it has a site height,centerline of bore to centerline of scope
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

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I use shooter and it has a site height,centerline of bore to centerline of scope
Mine has the same its just confusion in my head to think how a sloped rail affect downrange adjustments. I got a response back for the app dev and he said so long as its zero there is no difference it just increases the amount of drop in elevation but nothing to effect the trig of the scope
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:49 AM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

Good thread.

I'm understanding the canyt makes no difference ...but is there a way, a simple one, to determine line of site above lone of bore with out a lot of shooting.

Any one done the math on cant angles and stuff.

I'm pretty much on house arrest and my brain feels a bit caged.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:07 PM
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Re: Ballistic Apps and Sloped Rails?

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Good thread.

I'm understanding the canyt makes no difference ...but is there a way, a simple one, to determine line of site above lone of bore with out a lot of shooting.

Any one done the math on cant angles and stuff.

I'm pretty much on house arrest and my brain feels a bit caged.
Not quite sure what you mean, However Im a math major so if you feed me enough info I can figure it out. Im new to long range shoot before this it was simple 100 - 200 yrd stuff. point, pull trigger, go pick up kill... now i want to use my head more and take less shots
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