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Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

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Unread 05-08-2014, 01:06 PM
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Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

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Ok so I went back to the range. First I did a tracking test. It seemed to be about an inch low at 12 MOA and about 3" low at 24 MOA. Then I shot the gongs at 600, 800, 900 & 1000. It was spot on to 800. It was shooting high at 900 and 1000. I realized I hadn't figured in the angle at 900 & 1000. I adjusted for range and was a lot closer to where I want to be but a little high still.

So I don't really know what to think. Tracking shows low at 100 yards. Could rings not being perfectly aligned cause that low tracking issue?
I am a bit confused here. You stated that in the 100 yard tracking test when you dialed 24 moa, which is close to a 1000 yard shot, you were 3" low which is 3 moa.

Then you go on to say after all data entry you were high at 1000. That 3 moa you were low at 100 should put you 31.4" low at 1000???

What size groups will this rifle shoot for you on a consistent basis at 100?

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    Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

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    I am a bit confused here. You stated that in the 100 yard tracking test when you dialed 24 moa, which is close to a 1000 yard shot, you were 3" low which is 3 moa.

    Then you go on to say after all data entry you were high at 1000. That 3 moa you were low at 100 should put you 31.4" low at 1000???

    What size groups will this rifle shoot for you on a consistent basis at 100?

    Jeff
    Yes exactly, thats why I'm confused also. It shoots 1/2 MOA. My dope for 1000 was at 26.6 MOA. But there was a slight angle to which it equates to 980 yards. So I don't know if it's human error or what. It tracks low at 24 moa.
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    Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

    Sounds like a job for....what??

    NIGHTFORCE!!

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    Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

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    Sounds like a job for....what??

    NIGHTFORCE!!

    I agree.
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    Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

    I am all about the Nightforce. They are what I shoot.

    But the fact still remains that your testing shows the scope to track low at 24 moa at 100 yards and when you dial 26 moa for 1000 it shoots high???

    I truly believe you have another issue to figure out. If you do not find the culprit it will not be fixed by changing out components that are not the issue.

    The 3 moa low with 24 moa dialed at 100 will not compute to the rifle shooting high at 26 moa dial up at 1000.

    Put a zero aim point at 100, dial up 26 moa and shoot it a couple times. It should be 27.22" above the aim point. If it is close to this you have another problem and I think you do.

    So for your previous testing at 100 were the groups 1/2" or close?

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    Re: Can shooting into the wind lift your bullet?

    BigCat, where are you located?

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    BigCat, where are you located?

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    Bend, Oregon
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