Originally Posted by bigngreen
I'd like to see some time laps video through a rifle scope locked on a target at a 1000yrds to see how things appeared to move through out the day. I don't know if I'm quite ready to by into this for hunting, I know sun conditions make a difference during target shooting but hunting is a little different, I almost never have mirage or much of any light issues. I'd like to see some numbers, how much MOA are guys seeing their POI change?
That's a great idea Big Green. Maybe then we could actually measure some sort amount of "movement". Everything I've read is more along the lines of perceived movement, but never any amounts. I saw shifts between 1/2 and 1 moa between cool cloudy days and warm bright sunny days at 950 yds with a 338 Edge, and that was taking into account all the environment parameters that the ballistic program would allow. Still questioning if it was a scope or ammo issue too though?
I actually saw the mirage come and "move the target" while I was preparing to shoot one time........talk about a wierd feeling, freakishly weird! But I only saw it happen once. Made me feel like I was falling over.
I've been told that alot of todays competitive benchrest shooters wont even fire when the mirage is boiling (nearly dead calm and sunny..?). IMHO, I think we should try to learn as much as possible from these long range competition shooters. I know that some of the stuff doesn't necessarily apply to hunting, but on the other hand; we only get one shot and have to make that one shot work no matter what the conditions are at the moment.