Bud Meadows and I watched bullet traces through a spotting scope when he came over to my place to shoot long range last month. This visit and demonstration motivated me to try taking a picture of the phenomenon.
Here is a picture of the attempt by me last week at the rifle, Dave Boardman at the spotting scope and Mike MacGregor at the camera.
It was windy and cloudy and we were not successful. We got a couple of slight shadows on the target but nothing worth showing you. We will try again on a calm day with the sun behind us.
For those who have not seen it before, you can actually follow the bullet flight right out to the target. When Bud shot last month I could call his shots for windage at 500 yards without seeing the bullet hole on the target. Up/down is harder as the bullet drops rapidly during the last bit of flight.
[ 10-20-2001: Message edited by: Len Backus ]