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Unread 10-26-2011, 09:53 PM
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Ballistic program not matching actual

I'm new at the long range shooting (past 600). I've not posted but have researched here alot. My exbal program is not computing the correct drop and wind corrections. I use a kestrel 4000 and even took my chronograph last time, recording data on every shot. I have data on 2 rifles and both need more MOA than the exbal program is telling me. The difference is greater with distance, with approximatly 4 moa difference at 1000 yards. I've tried to plug in different variables into the program but cannot get it correct.
Is there any common mistakes that might be the problem? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    Post up a little more info, on the rifle and the inputs you've been using, it will help! Have you done a trajectory validation?
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    Unread 10-26-2011, 11:15 PM
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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    Lots of data: 308 DPMS, 168 SMK, 2806-2875fps through out the day, 1280', avg. 83 F, avg. BP 30.07, avg. humidity 48.9%

    first moa is actual hold - where it impacted, adjustment the computer called for

    100: zero
    200: 1.75 moa - center, comput: 1.5 moa
    300: 4.0 moa - 2" low, comput: 4.0
    400: 7.0 moa - center, comput: 6.75
    500: 10.0 moa - 3" low, comput: 9.75
    600: 14.0 moa - 2.5" low, comput: 13.25
    700: 19.0 moa - 3" low, comput: 17.25
    800: 25.0 moa - 3" low, comput: 21.75
    900: 30.75 moa - center, comput: 27.0
    1000: 38.5 moa - 6" high, comput: 32.75

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    Unread 10-26-2011, 11:20 PM
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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    Yes, i did a trajectory validation. It helped but not alot. It would get the longer ranges closer but make the near ranges further off.

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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    What scope are you using? Are you sure you are dialing MOA vs IPHY?

    Did you measure your scope height above the bore?

    Maybe a lot of little errors compounding?
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    Unread 10-26-2011, 11:30 PM
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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    leupold LR with target turrets, 1.6" above bore.
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    Re: Ballistic program not matching actual

    Assuming all the data is input correctly, I'd try a tracking evaluation on the scopes adjustments. Just to make sure the adjustments are moving the reticle the advertised amounts.
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