Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
In a way I am glad to hear that I was not the only one.
I really felt like I should give up all this precision stuff. I can't shoot, can't load, don't know what I am doing. Told my buddy that I was going to go to the store and get a Vangaurd 30-06 and two boxes of factory ammo and go hunting.
I would be lying if I said I had not felt the same way at times. What I need to do is be more selective in choosing the day I zero and confirm drops. Once I am past the finalized drops and make my program match I have the confidence to engage game. Then a few good clean kills and I am a happy shooter. Like I said I have never had an issue with mirage on game either. Maybe a sunny day shooting long range prairie dogs, but never large game.
To finish the day yesterday I got the wind mostly behind me and sent a few to 2971 yards on a huge rock face with a aim point of about 1 moa. I was surprised that for this shot there was little to no mirage. So, maybe we need to look for targets and aim points higher off the ground away from the surface moisture that is boiling out of the soil ??