Originally Posted by zkodiak
would love to see pics of the rain and it's effect on the bullet. if you find them
I have a picture and video.
Here is the picture of me hitting a raindrop.
That little cloud is the hit on a raindrop.
Here is a video I took today shooting in the rain;
I made the video as a response to a post on another firearms forum and remembered this thread.
If the rain is heavy enough and dependent on how many raindrop strikes made, and where along the bullet path the drops are stricken, a great POI shift can be noticed.
The video shows my 2 shots this morning with the Winchester 94 30-30, at a 7 inch target, 350 yards downrange, in the freezing rain; I missed the first shot, but tagged it on the second.
The first shot hit a raindrop within 100 yards of the muzzle so it had a big difference on the POI downrange. I aimed exactly as I would have if I was shooting in clear weather and hit about 12 inches low.
The second shot I aimed higher by about 12 inches expecting to hit raindrops, and expecting a drop in velocity and in turn POI.
On the second shot I hit 2 raindrops, one looked to be about at the midway point, the other very close to the target, (hard to see in the video,) so they did have an effect, but probably not as much as the first shot.
I have shot in the rain a lot, when it is light rain the odds of hitting raindrops aren't too great, so you may not see a POI shift. In a heavy rain you are going to hit at least one drop, dependent on how close to the target it is will dictate how much of a POI shift there may be.
I never would have known how little of a chance there was in hitting a raindrop, if I didn't record my shots.