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Old 03-08-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: Need Help for long range

This seems to be the stuff I was missing. Thanks 101. I've always hunted at or very near sea level coming from the flattest continent on earth. I'm headed to high country in august. 6000 ft down to sea level with glaciers near by and an average daily low of -1C or around 30.5F. This will be very interesting. As I come from a place where the average daily low in winter is 75F. I don't think my drop chart will work at those elevations or temps. Back to the drawing board. I should have thought of this.

Thanks mate.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:42 AM
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Next I'm wondering if there are any comprehensive books out there which can give me a solid overview and an in-depth lesson on the maths of barometric pressure calculations, milradians etc. I know the gagets are very good but I want to condition my brain a bit. I love calculus and maths and I would like to read and study the mathematics associated with long range hunting.

Any tips any one?
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:15 AM
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Re: Need Help for long range

I have done this in the past, just at shorter ranges so i could check my bullet drop. It worked fairly well.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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… “You make that adjustment, aim dead on, pull the trigger and dinner is served.”…

Lol,, oh boy I wish it was that easy !!! You could just go to a tourny, dial in whatever you need, and hit the one hole each time ! I would seriously think about switching occupation if it were that easy ! LOL !!.



I think you will have better luck posting on the “Reloading” section of this forum,, or just google 'exterior ballistics' and continue your research,, not to take you away from this site, but the subject you ask is just so broad you will get a million different answers.. Your original idea is a good one imo.. most people just use a ballistics software program and use that as their bible, which is fine of course.. but, you see, now your’e talking about all the other factors that come into play.. there is no substitute for practicing in the actual conditions which you will hunt/shoot… use a ballistics program/drop chart as your guide, then go out and shoot at each distance to verify the data /and adjust.. just know that you will not always be shooting in the same position, under the same exact circumstances each time, that’s what makes it fun !! good luck, and I wish I were where you are !!

Ps. there is a summary somewhere on this site called “derivation of the range equation” quote? I know its here try searching, very good reading on the math behind miliradians, minutes of angle, etc….
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: Need Help for long range

Mils and MOA; A Tactical Shooters Guide

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:34 PM
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Altitude vs. Barometric pressure
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:11 AM
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Re: Need Help for long range

Good work Lever-hed.

Thanks for replying. Your reply was not only useful it provided some genuine mirth at the end of a long day. Pretty funny.

I have already started searching up your suggestions. Very Useful.

You can probably read between the lines but just so it's clear; I never shoot tournaments but I do serve dinner out of my targets on a weekly basis. Mostly I serve up Water Buffalo, wallaby (which is a small kangaroo, delicious braised with onion and pepper gravy but then most things are), wild pig and magpie geese which has to be tasted to believed. I've been hunting over ranges out to 350 metres for thirty years and can take game with monotonous one shot regularity. I also hunt Buffalo and Banteng up close. Banteng is No. 10 on the worlds top 10 most DG list. I don't think they should be but they are and I can't change it. My .416 Rigby lays them flat at any rate. It lays everything around here flat.

Now it's time for me to shoot further. Thanks for your help. I'm sure I'll get there. I can't practice for where I'm going. It's impossible to practice for mountain shooting when I have none to practice in. Hence your guidance is appreciated. It really is great to get advice from older blokes who've done it all. Also I'm winning a bet by getting my info just from these forums. That's the subject of my next post. It's entitled "Someone help me win a bet please."

Thanks again cobber. Strike me pink if I'm not on target at 900 metres within 2 months.
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