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Unread 12-02-2006, 02:05 PM
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I live at sea level, I hunt at 7500 FT. with a 300 WSM, 180 gr. bullet. If I zero my gun at sea level it will be hitting high at long ranges. Should I re-zero at hunting site or ???
thanks, Kevin
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    Unread 12-02-2006, 06:41 PM
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    Re: Question??

    It is always nice to be able to check/rezero in the conditions you'll be hunting. The big issue is of course drop figures. If your lucky you can take a couple of shots in the field at distance to confirm your new conditions dope.
    Shawn Carlock
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    Unread 12-02-2006, 09:08 PM
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    Re: Question??

    Confirm when you get there, if possible. I just did the same thing going from 1000' to 8000' I used an online ballistic table to create a drop table for the higher altitude (thinner air) but had to guess at a reduced velocity due to lower temperature. I took my chronograph with me and found velocities higher than I had guessed. Net effect was about one inch off at 100 yards. Check it when you get there.
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