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Old 05-10-2014, 11:15 AM
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Is it possible his rangefinder is reading the wrong distances and really throwing everyone for a loop?
Oh!! Good point. Meters instead of Yards? But that would make the shots go low at 900 and 1000. Maybe RF is on yards and Ballistic app on meters?

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Old 05-10-2014, 11:36 AM
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Oh!! Good point. Meters instead of Yards? But that would make the shots go low at 900 and 1000. Maybe RF is on yards and Ballistic app on meters?

Jeff
Or maybe he's getting a reading in front of or behind his targets that is throwing everything off.
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Oh!! Good point. Meters instead of Yards? But that would make the shots go low at 900 and 1000. Maybe RF is on yards and Ballistic app on meters?

Jeff
Jeff, this is a good theory, but he said he was spot on, on the gongs to 800, then was high at 900, 1000.
Ya dont go from spot on to high in 100 yards if all else is correct, im leaning towards something is wrong with the inputs on his ballistic program......
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Jeff, this is a good theory, but he said he was spot on, on the gongs to 800, then was high at 900, 1000.
Ya dont go from spot on to high in 100 yards if all else is correct, im leaning towards something is wrong with the inputs on his ballistic program......
Yep, correct. I was looking for an error that increases with distance like the difference between meters and yards. Or like BL said a mis-range in distance at some point. Not arguing what you pointed out, just thought maybe the error at 800 < was smaller than at 1000 and was not as noticeable inside the 1/2 moa accuracy of the rifle? But I agree input data keeps coming up and rightfully so.

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Yep, correct. I was looking for an error that increases with distance like the difference between meters and yards. Or like BL said a mis-range in distance at some point. Not arguing what you pointed out, just thought maybe the error at 800 < was smaller than at 1000 and was not as noticeable inside the 1/2 moa accuracy of the rifle? But I agree input data keeps coming up and rightfully so.

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O im with ya now, ya there has to be an error at 800 too, perhaps not enough in that he still hit the gong at 800, but enough for a miss at 900.

Sight height (above bore)calculation, or turret tracking, as has been said.........

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Jeff, this is a good theory, but he said he was spot on, on the gongs to 800, then was high at 900, 1000.
Ya dont go from spot on to high in 100 yards if all else is correct, im leaning towards something is wrong with the inputs on his ballistic program......
I am thinking the same thing. Maybe lifting the guns elevation to shoot at 1000 introduces more slope range , LOS angle. This could cause a higher POI shooting more uphill or even down hill .
Shooting at gongs is never a good way to establish exactly where the gun is shooting , From the top to the bottom of a gong could be a big area and if you hit it anyplace it stills registers a hit . You may be already high at 800 and the extra LOS angle is enough to go way high at 1000.
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