Sighting in at sea level and hunting high
If I sight my 7mm Rem Mag at sea level and at 70 degrees F and zero it at 100 yards, how high will I hit at 11,000 feet and 40 degrees F at 100 yards?
Seems like not much?
I have a Leupold VX II, 3x9 and had their custom shop install an elevation turret, specifically for the ammo I'm going to use on the hunt and the expected conditions.
It's not practical to sight the rifle in at 11,000 on my trip and probably not practical to sight it in near the camp.
How far off would I be, assuming I zero the gun at 100 yards at sea level and the gun, scope, mounts and rings do not get jarred while I get up to 11,000 feet and take a 100 yard shot? A tenth of an inch or so?
Really, my concern is how far off I would be further down range, because however much off I am at 100 yards will get magnifed further down range.
I'm planning to take shots out to 600 yards, which is what I am comfortable doing with lots of practice.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by Billinsd; 08-11-2009 at 09:06 PM.