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Unread 10-06-2007, 07:38 AM
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Unread 10-06-2007, 11:27 AM
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Great info and a very nice read. We just experienced the elevation component of high winds a couple of days ago. Guys thought they had some bad ammo because the elevation was moving about so much. We were shooting along a big coullee and across a couple of smaller ones that the wind was moving upwards out of the big coullee (left to right from 8 to 10 o'clock). Gusts to about 17-19mph, down to 11. Distance was 1000 yards and we were amazed at the elevation effect.
Thanks Shawn, enjoyed the info.
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Unread 10-06-2007, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for all the good insights and info. To top it all off, you made it easy to understand to boot.
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Unread 10-06-2007, 04:22 PM
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Not about wind but......This may go along with your setting up for the LR shot but was prompted by the pic of your dad setting up for the across the canyon shot. Besides I've found that if the set up isn't correct the wind doesn't mean squat at least for me.:o

I noticed slop of the hill. The bipod at least has the opportunity to be consistent with the slope of the ground. Do you do anything to adjust (dig/level/extend leg/etc)?

I know that you are quite experienced shooting LR , as evidenced by your article's charts and your previous successes, whereas I'm pretty much a greenie. We'll shortly see if any of your experience rubbed off.;)
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Unread 10-06-2007, 06:45 PM
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I use a anti cant level on the scope to note how level the rifle is. I use a Harris "S" series bipod with a Pod-Loc. When getting into position I use the bipod to correct small cants then loc in place with the pod loc. If the cant is huge I adjust a leg. I do this before getting behind the rifle.
Shawn Carlock
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Unread 10-09-2007, 09:57 AM
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which type of ballistic software do you use?
Is accurate?

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Unread 10-11-2007, 04:27 PM
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Reading the wind

Shawn Did you talk to Tom this week and write this for us ?????Ha Ha we went up to 6000ft to do some practice last weekend and had the updraft effect our 800yd shots 2.5 moa less then our charts called out. We had about a 7mile per hour wind coming straight up the canyon at us and we were shooting 20 degrees downhill. I had no idea up draft would effect our moa that mutch it seems to be about the same as windage ,,,anyway Thanks Good Hunting,,,John Powers:eek:
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