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Unread 12-09-2002, 07:28 AM
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Mirage - Any Rule of Thumb?

On a bright, sunny hunting day at 700 yards, what should I assume the target drift from mirage to be in a 5 mph full-value wind?
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    Unread 12-09-2002, 08:17 AM
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    Re: Mirage - Any Rule of Thumb?

    McMillan has a good explanation and some good reading on how to deal with mirage.
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    I'm sure S1 will have better answers, wait till he posts.
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    Re: Mirage - Any Rule of Thumb?

    Here's something you might find usefull.

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    Thanks for joining the conversation, guys.

    "Their actual position is always the "upwind" side so key off that." So...how far upwind might the target actually be in the wind I described above. What is the range in MOA that it might be upwind --- roughly?
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    In addition to holding left or right for wind drift, how much will mirage affect my shot by making the target appear to move over to one side or the other? What is a typical mirage-induced range of apparent target movement at 5 mph and at 700 yards in bright sunny conditions?

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