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Old 03-27-2008, 06:08 PM
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Angle Shooting - Correcting For The Effects Of Gravity by Ward Brien

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Old 03-28-2008, 08:12 AM
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I purchased one of your 1st generation Cosign Indicators, I can honestly say that it has improved my up and down hill game 100%.

I use XBAll ballistic software with my Cosign Indicator, it works great, 1st hits everytime, I'm currenty shooting varmits with my tactical 6.5-284.

I recieved an e mail from Long Range Hunting and saw your article, I would like to personally thank you for a wonderful piece equipment, I love how simple it is to use and cool it looks, people always ask me what it is.....lol

Anyway I just wanted to thank you personally

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Old 03-29-2008, 12:20 AM
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some friends and myself took Ward's basic long range training for a weekend, his abilities,equipment, and training are second to none. I have the ACI on my .300 Win Mag that has assisted me more than once. Ron Tilley
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:12 PM
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My 308win medium range rifle has a 25 moa picantanny long range
> scope base. I have a leupold 6.5x25 target scope on it. The receiver
> is cyroed and the barrel is 26 inch 1-12 twist heavy contour in a hs
> precision stock with adj. cheekpiece. For the aci indicator do I still
> parallel the aci to the bolt rail reference? Or do I set the aci level
> to the barrel axis? I have the leupold rxb binocular laser rangefinder
> with slope adjustment- but it is always worth checking the rifle’s aim
> versus looking through binoculars. I know the importance of natural
> point of aim as a highpower rifle competitor. I have a bsquare level
> on the picantanny rail so that I don’t introduce cant to the rifle.
> I’m hoping to pull an Oregon antelope tag this year with my retired
> hunting friend that lives in Bend. I’ll be loading up some barnes ttsx
> 130 grain bullets for the hunt. What nightforce scope and reticle do
> you recommend for long range shooting—I don’t like busy reticles. My
> hunting buddy shoots 1000yd. matches in Oregon and does very well.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:42 AM
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Wow!

Froggy, Tillroot1, How are you guys doing? It is GREAT to hear from you and I am surprised.
In fact, I hope that you guys will come to Colorado and visit, it would be great to see you.

Caddie5: The ACI needs to be level with the bore of the barrel to work as intended.
I am not familiar with the Leupold line of binoculars, however if they have an angle indicator in it similar to the Leica Vector (now Vectronix) it should do that well. However, if it is delivering the distance to target based on the "Rifleman" method, it can cause you to miss your target as much as 8 moa in comparison to utilizing Ballistic Targeting software, such as Night Force's / Exbal.

Reticles and power for Long Range Shooting is based on both practicality and personal preferences. In a hunting scenario either a mil-dot or moa reticle works very well. I strongly suggest that the reticle that you choose will subtend with the click value of the turrets. In other words, if you choose a moa reticle, then the click value of the turrets should be in moa. If the reticle is in milliradian, then the click value of the turrets should be in 1/10 mil's.

The mil-dot (milliradian) reticles work best for military usage and while working in the metric system. It is much easier to use and much faster to range with than anything else because one mil-dot measures 10 centimeters at 100 meters, 20 at 200m, 30 at 300m etc... and 100 centimeters at 100 meters. The measurement form the hips to the top of a mans head equals approximately 1 meter (100 centimeters) So if the hips to the top of head fits within one mil-dot, the adversaray is 1000 meters out, if he fits within 2 mil-dots, he is 500 meters out, 3 mil-dots = 333 meters out, 4 = 250 and 5 = 125.

Knowing this with memorized holds, as well as having 26 inches (66 centimeters) of target, is very fast.

The one element that is not addressed with "holding over" is that it is quite accurate when shooting flat out to 600 yards. However, you are moving your eye off of the ocular center of the glass, which can cause the bullet to impact slightly higher than intended.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:20 PM
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Froggy

I would like to thank you for your much read and re-read article on how to shoot with a bipod. I read it about every six months and learn something new each time.

I assume you are the original and one and only "Froggy".

Thanks

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Froggy

I would like to thank you for your much read and re-read article on how to shoot with a bipod. I read it about every six months and learn something new each time.

I assume you are the original and one and only "Froggy".

Thanks

Jim
BB,

Would you mind telling me(us) where this article can be located?

Thanks!
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