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Unread 09-28-2013, 05:50 PM
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Re: What is going on here?

Originally Posted by jimbires View Post
I'd sure use my actual drops . one other thing you need to check , be sure your scope zero , is dead on zero . if the zero is off a little it throws it all off . Jim

Just want to emphasize what Jim says above. If the zero is off even a half inch especially with a 100 yard zero it really messes up things. It has to be dead nuts!! All I use the chrono velocity for when validating the come ups is to get me somewhere on the paper quickly. I note the errors at the different test yardages and use the info to correct the come ups generated by the orignal velocity output of the chronograph.

A lot of times the chronograph velocities are really close to the corrected.

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Unread 09-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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I am all in for adjusting the velocity. (Trajectory Validation) As long as you know for sure all other data is spot on. And yes especially the zero. What ever you are off on the zero will carry through on out. Off 1 moa (1.047") at 100 will be off 1 moa (10.47") at 1000. One thing I have learned since buying some higher end chronographs is, if you trust them they will encourage you to find the real problem. Changing the muzzle velocity might get you on to a certain distance, but if that was not the real problem it will show up again later down range at longer distances. Many shooters seldom check scope tracking to be true to the .25 moa. And no, not that box test at 100. It will not tell you squat, other than the knobs do work. You may not be able to detect a turret that is tracking 1.05 moa, an error of (.043") instead of 1.0 moa at 100, but trust me you will at 1500 yards where it turns into almost 2 moa or 31.5".

You might be surprised how many scopes are just a little to either side of a true moa.

I just wanted to point out the velocity could fix it at some distances, but if the true problem is something else it is no more than a band-aid waiting to fall off.

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Unread 09-28-2013, 09:30 PM
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Very good info guys. I have checked my zero @ 200 and it is spot on. The 100 yard (Ballistic Calculator) tracks perfect. Sooo, I will trust the velocity change and go shoot at 700 if the wind will ever die down, and the rain stop, and see how it is tracking there. Again, thanks for the encouragement and the info.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 11:00 PM
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Re: What is going on here?

Make your own drop chart by shooting YOUR own rifle so you know what the arc of your bullets is as they go down range.

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Unread 09-29-2013, 01:29 AM
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Re: What is going on here?

Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
yur never supposed to say "never".

But, I say, never, never, never, trust the chrono (unless maybe ya paid big bucks for it) UNTIL drop confirms velocity.

The chrono that is usually used will get you in the ball park. Drop validation will get you spot on.

I'd use Jeff's bc value then validate.
Yep, I like to use at least three different ranges, 100, 300, 500 will get it done nicely for you.
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