Re: Mirage and temperature.
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aka "hold off" toward one side or the other depending on the flow direction!
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Appreciate you input. When I was shooting benchrest comp. I did pretty much the same thing except with a highpower scope I didn't need the spotter. However, I always got mixed up at times. I think its my natural inborn lack of patience [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
My trigger is a bit sucky and needs changing and causes shots to go left or right at times. It varies in pull from light to heavy from shot to shot and you never know which until its time for the shot. I think that added to the problem.
I was shooting over sand, pasture, about 350yds of swamp then more pasture. Wind was angling towards me, say I'm 0 degress (north) (or 12:00)wind was from nearly south but a little to the west say from 200 degrees (or 7:00). Max speed was less than 5 MPH.
Mirage would run to my left, boil at times and at other times would run to my right but not as strong as to the left.
I know not to shoot during a boil but some time just can't resist. Thus the swear [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Shooting a 250 grain bullet at 2800 fps mv that amount of wind was pretty much non-existent, I think....
Here's the dumb question:
Should I hold opposite the mirage or with the mirage. Pretty much backwards of holding into the wind? In benchrest shooting it didn't make any difference where the group was just so it was a group. This is a whole different story.
Thanks for your patience.
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!