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Old 05-20-2009, 07:27 PM
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figure this out!

A friend and I were shooting the other night, started at 200 to make sure all was good. It was switched to 400 in a different spot and we were both 7 inches high.
It was dead calm and the night air was starting to come in real cool and we were shooting over ground that had the sun on it all day other than that i cant think of any unique circumstances. I also could see the vapor trail when he shot and it looked like it had a lot of arc in it. Any ideas?
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: figure this out!

Were both of you shooting out of the same lot of ammo? Or over a large body of water? Maybe thermal currents?

Now I'm worried, I have a hard enough time holding steady without unseen forces messing with me.

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:23 PM
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I was shooting a 6.5 wsm pistol and he was shooting a 300 win mag rifle. we were not shooting over water but it is low pete ground.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:05 PM
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Man that is strange. To both be off 7" high using different firearms of different caliber it had to be some atmospheric voodoo or something.

I wouldn't shoot there anymore, accuracy devils are obviously in residence...

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Old 05-21-2009, 05:33 PM
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Re: figure this out!

Any possibility your rangefinder was picking up on a different object? If the target was only 300 yds and you thought it was 400 that would make sense. Probably not the case but just a thought.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:58 PM
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Re: figure this out!

2 rangefinders picked up the same thing.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:50 PM
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Re: figure this out!

One of two things come to mind.

1: Tequila was involved.

2: You were shooting at the south pole where gravity has reverse effects from the northern hemisphere.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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