Originally Posted by codyjoe1128
If you've got an android or blackberry powerd phone download the shooter app, well worth the $....it uses local weather station winds and its got a wind dial that works wonders...put one shot out of my 300 wsm 3" from the top of a wood fence post at 668 yards in 12-15mph winds...dialed for wind and held 2 mil dots high n watched splinters fly...gunna put steel plates around the family farm a@440,880&1140(farthest I can go at home) but the splinters were still cool
I have a weather station. Kestrol 3500. I printed out a new drop chart each day (as in I loaded the ele, baro, temp based on the days forcast). My drops have all been confermed many. many times. I have a wind chart on both of my guns. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 MPH from 300 to 1500 yards. Just simply take a wind reading, conferm the temp and baro are close and let fly.
The trouble....wind switching in both velocity (15 -30 MPH) and direction (2 oclock to 4 oclock and from 1 oclock to 3 oclock)!! My elevation was spot on!!
And I can tell you another thing.......600 and 1400 yards are two COMPLEATLY different things....apples and oranges. I can GAURANTEE that I would have been 10 for 10 at 600. I don't even have steel at 600 any more. Waste of time. OK, not REALLY a waste, but it's kind of like shooting groups at 100 yards. Kinda boaring.
Like I have said on other threads, my wind dope is in feet and inches....it is really hard (for me anyway) to dope 14.5 feet at XXXX yards. With my new NP- R1 on my hunting gun my wind dope is in MOA.....just set to 22X (or 11X) and use the hash marks. I have parked that gun till next season. I will be using my IBS match gun on the 1360 yard spot. It is 300 FPs faster with the same bullet......(kinda imprtant since I am down below 1500FPS and hovering around that 1000 ft pound mark). The gun tracks perfectly and has very little recoil with the break and the extra 5 LB weight added for "F" class (22 LBS). Just debating a new scope with the NPR1 retical, or even keep the scope and have NF do a swap.