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Will I be able to reach out to 500 yards?

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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:10 AM
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Re: Will I be able to reach out to 500 yards?

Originally Posted by Greyfox View Post
At the very least I would check your zero at the new location. At 500 yards the altitude and temperature change you describe should be no issue given your ballstic calculator inputs are accurate.IMO.
I agree with Greyfox, BC programs are fun to play with, but any data should be confirmed at the range. Need to start checking for a place to confirm your data when you get to your hunting location.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 02:18 AM
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Re: Will I be able to reach out to 500 yards?

No offense meant here, but it sounds like you would be wise to take a long range rifle course with your RUM. After some training & practice at long range, changes in Density Altitude won't worry you. Also, it never hurts to have a couple dope charts handy for appropriate DA's for when (not if) you're battery croaks & your ballistics app ain't there for ya ;)
Technology is great, but elk country is hard on it.

These other guys know a lot more than me. I'm just throwing this advice in because it helped me.
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