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Old 12-07-2006, 12:50 PM
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Please help with my trajectory

I used a free ballistic trajectory program called www.eskimo.com. I plugged in all the information. I am shooting a .300RUM with a 165grain bullet and 100gr of RL25 in a 31" barrel. I sight the rifle in at 100 yards and it is dead on, a 3 shot group making one ragged hole. After cleaning the barrel I look at the trajectory program and it says to adjust 9 clicks (1/4 moa) for 300 yards. I shoot a group measuring 1.5" off the mirror of my truck. However the group is about 2 inches to the right and about 4 inches high. I can see it being to the right becuase of a slight wind but I dont see why it is so high. So I back off to 350 yards and adjust the scope a total of 12 clicks. The same exact thing happens only with the group measuring 1.75". Why is it that I am hitting so high. Please give your opinions.
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:51 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

Are you positive your velocity, ballistic coefficient, and altitude are correct?

and are you also sure you don't have 1/2 MOA clicks on your scope?
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:04 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

I suggest you use a better rest than a truck mirror to check your drops. You are probably getting a "bounce" from the mirror.
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:13 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

The mirror was a very stead rest, I was shooting decent groups, for me at least. And I am not sure of the velocity since I do not have a chronograph, but I am guessing 3600fps. My scope is 1/4 it is a Leupold 6.5-20x50 LR
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:34 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

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Old 12-07-2006, 03:01 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

Between not knowing the velocity, and the possible errors on BC (many are not accurate, or not for use in the program you are using)... it is easy to have that much error at 300 yds.

For example, Hornady BC are usually less than what their flight path will actually be, so program predictions are lower than actual flight paths.

And even Sierra (who supposedly tests each bullet) are often off enough to make a difference to a Prairie Dog shooter.

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Old 12-08-2006, 02:58 PM
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Re: Please help with my trajectory

I never had much luck getting ballistic charts to match reality closely until I got a chronograph. Trying to juggle uncertain B.C. and velocity at the same time is a tricky game at best.
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