For a lot of us hunters changes in temp come in concert with changes in altitude. i.e. I just returned to TX & 650' PA (Pressure Altitude not Pennsylvania) from 7,800' PA in AZ (Arizona) on a mule deer hunt. My capabilities and wind reading skills or lack there of restrict me to say 950 yards , so I may not be what some more advanced readers will call a true LRHr. In flying we use the rule of thumb that the standard adiabatic lapse rate is 2*C/1M'. I note that Aaron Davidson and the Huskemaw
bunch make turrets that must accomodate these variables for real world "intermediate" long range real time hunting solutions. They might pair a 2M'/50*F turret with a 7M'/30*F turret for one of their scopes to take care of the pratical situations for "MOST" hunters. I am sure they have shared these rules of thumb with this blog before but think the administrator thru his connections with Huskemaw as a dealer might shed some light on this argument by reiterating Aaron's rules of thumb and telling us what turrets he has for his Huskemaw scoped rifles!? WHAT I AM GETTING AT IS THIS: THERE IS A CANCELING EFFECT IN THAT LOSSES OF MV DUE TO LOWER TEMP ARE SOMEWHAT BALANCED BY FLATTER TRAJECTORY DUE TO HIGHER DENSITY ALTITUDE OR PRESSURE ALTITUDE (PA).
Wish we had a pilot's whiz wheel for performance in shooting like we have for flying...the batteries on my electronics don't seem to like those cold mornings in hunting camp.
Somewhere Between Ignorance & Arrogance in TX,