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Altitude and its effects

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Unread 08-21-2008, 08:58 PM
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Re: Altitude and its effects

Originally Posted by James H View Post
That's almost like cheating

You must be talking about the .338 Cheytac.

Hmmmmmm, Cheating? Just more dead... lots more faster! 338 Snipetac

"Let the good times roll"
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Unread 08-21-2008, 10:20 PM
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Re: Altitude and its effects

Originally Posted by thunderchicken View Post
I will be hunting out west for the first time in October. Being from Alabama and having an altitude of around 600ft I am concerned about bullet impact once my rifle is shot in the higher altitude. Of course I will shoot my rifle once I arive in CO but my question is this. If I zero my rifle at 100yds at 600ft altitude what should I expect my bullet to do at 8000 to 10000ft? I know it will climb but how much? Our humidity in Alabama is also high right now it stays at around 70% or higher (90% here latley) so that will have an impact as well. I know from a short range standpoint not much will change but if I were to zero at 200 (like I normaly do) what would I expect as well. I am shoot a 7mm factory loaded Fed. Prem. with a 160 accubond.
Elevation or wind or angle, etc. will have very little effect inside 200 yds. The farther out you get the more effect it will have (exponentially).

As said previously, there is no substitute for practice in actuall conditions when it comes to LR.

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Unread 08-22-2008, 08:05 AM
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Re: Altitude and its effects

I would like to thank everyone who responded to my post. The information has been found very usefull and I now have information thanks to you that will leed me to the right answers or at least a starting point. I had asked the same question to those individuals around these parts that are supose to be benchrest know it alls and gun experts and I just keep getting the look that a dog has when you set a new water bowl down in front of him.
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