Re: effects of altitude on loads
Im guessing folks like Broz, Bigngreen, Eaglesnester, and Boomtube would be able to shed light on the more scientific "why's, and how to compensate" questions.
I havent noticed groups opening up at elevation, mostly because I havent shot groups when I get where Im goin, plus my loads are developed at 3800 feet and I usually hunt in the 3500-6000' range, with few exceptions into the 8-9000' range. However I doubt elevation changes anything in the way of harmonics, but rather air density, and pressure so you shoot a bit flatter at higher elevation cause the air is thinner. I run JBM,(knowing JBM is a bit optomistic) then shoot to confirm drops out to my farthest yardage I feel comfy shooting. In my case my shooting ability and equipment start leaving me wanting more at around 850yds even under ideal conditions, so Ill confirm 0 at 200, then drops at 400, 600, and 800, and run with it. I cant consistantly shoot accurately past there anyway, so I usually have very little fine tuning to do, but those that can should be able to shed alot of light on this question. I look forward to learning so I can put it into practice as my L/R equipment and ability continue to grow.
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Last edited by winmag; 10-20-2010 at 01:08 PM.