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Old 01-30-2007, 01:57 PM
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I've seen it on hunting videos as the film is slowed down. I swear I have seen it looking through a spotting scope while watching for hits as a fried shoots but its hard to say. I guess its just the bullet causing displacement of the air.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:43 PM
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James, I have seen it on video of my own shooting. If you shoot at a target that is at least 400 yards away it's esier to see on film. Set the camera about a foot and a half above and behind your head when in shooting position. Seems to me it shows up best on humid days, it has somthing to do with the air molicules being compressed and disrupted as the bullet passes through the air. If you watch close you can see it when playing at regular speed. I think the best I have was filmed shooting a 308 in August last year. You can follow the arc of the bullet right into the steel.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:00 PM
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If you want to see the trail, or wash as me and my freinds call it, get behind the gun with your glasses, and make sure you have ear protection. If you blink you may miss it. But when you get used to it ,you see every shot, and the the splash, when the bullet hits home.You will also be able to see it as the shooter,but you must be able to stay right on the target and have a good scope? You can see the fur part when you make contact. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:59 PM
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this vapor trail is easyily seen played at full speed.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:30 PM
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Re: long shot for me....

James,

It seems that the conditions of your locale determines whether it is a vapor trial, much like a short duration con trail that aircraft make.

What I've seen in dry ol' Idaho is a mirage trail that really takes some getting used to. It is easily seen in the spotting scope and was so weird that at first I couldn't even spot the shot. It appear as though some one very quickly passed a magnet across the TV screen. Once I caught on I could call the shot the before the bullet impacted. Something that takes way less than a second goes into a really slow motion. Its just weird. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:38 PM
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thank you all for high jacking my thread
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