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GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

 
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:01 AM
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Your method will work about as well as you can "eyeball it"...you might read this and give it a try.

http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/reticle-perpendicularity.php
Yuup -let the rifle tell you when the bore and reticle are inline..........

Everybody should take the time to read the tech. articles provided at the top of the front page ---huge confidence builder for me...
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:00 PM
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Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

This may be a silly question but here it goes...

How do you make sure that you are holding the rifle level in order to then level the scope?

I don't know if puting a level on the action is a great way to check this...there may not be any perfectly flat angles to set a level on...

Maybe I am not understanding the two articles above...

Someone please enlighten me!

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Old 09-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

Almost every scope has a flat surface on the bottom of the turret housing... Quite a lot of rifles have a corresponding flat area underneath the turret housing also... Removing as much of the 'human' element as possible would yield more consistent results I would think

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Old 09-12-2008, 12:31 AM
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Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

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I've had this theory for a while that the rotational forces of the spinning bullet 'also' cause left or right drift at longer/longest ranges, depending on whether the rifling is left or right hand. But that's just a funky idea I thought of, wish I knew more physics.
It is a fact. It is called "spin drift". This is caused by the nose of the bullet being pointed in the direction of the rotation of the bullet (albiet it is an ever so slight offset). Air pressure on the opposing side of the projectile pushes the bullet off course a bit. Not much. About 8-12" at 1000 yards for most hand carried sporter style rifles.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:33 AM
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Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

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This may be a silly question but here it goes...

How do you make sure that you are holding the rifle level in order to then level the scope?

I don't know if puting a level on the action is a great way to check this...there may not be any perfectly flat angles to set a level on...

Maybe I am not understanding the two articles above...

Someone please enlighten me!

Thanks
You can put a level most scope bases after they are mounted to the action. Once the rifle (by use of the base) is level and secure so as to not move, then you can begin leveling the scope.

Hope that helps!!
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:22 AM
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Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!

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Not only does spin drift have affect on EXTREME long shots, also, if the bullet is airborn for extended periods of time the rotation of the earth can affect a shot - more in the relm of artilary than rifle shooting however ;)
Not really...if you consider the 50 BMG and 416 Barrett to be rifles.

Both spin drift and the Corealis effect have an effect at extreme ranges.
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