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Unread 11-07-2012, 04:16 PM
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Snow and bullet drop

The WI deer hunt is only a week and a half away. We already experienced some flurries this week. How does snow effect bullet drop at ranges 500 - 700 yards?
Maybe not at all. I'm sure it matters if it is a light or heavy snow, if it does make a difference. Thanks!
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    Unread 11-07-2012, 04:59 PM
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

    Temperature, pressure will have an discernible effect but not snow flakes or rain.
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    Unread 11-08-2012, 01:23 AM
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

    Snow flakes and rain drops do not change the bullets path directly, however if its snowing, and therefore cold, the humidity will be lower. Just play with a ballistic calculator and enter in different humidity percentages to get an idea of how much a drastic change in humidity will affect your drops. My guess is that for 500-700 yards, the effect will be minimal
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

    The important thing will be to keep the rain and snow out of the barrel. Especially don't want moisture in the barrel and then have it turn to an ice spot or ice glaze inside the tube.
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

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    The important thing will be to keep the rain and snow out of the barrel. Especially don't want moisture in the barrel and then have it turn to an ice spot or ice glaze inside the tube.
    Dang it, saw the word glaze, thought glazed doughnut, now I'm hungry....
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

    Thanks for the info! I will play around with the calculator to see the changes. I also saw on long range pursuit where they stuck duct tape over the end of the barrel and it didn't change the point of impact at all. Glaze donuts....I'm going to take break at work now
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    Re: Snow and bullet drop

    I haven't had a fresh hot glazed donut for a long time. That does sound good!
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