figure this out!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dennis, May 20, 2009.

  1. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    A friend and I were shooting the other night, started at 200 to make sure all was good. It was switched to 400 in a different spot and we were both 7 inches high.
    It was dead calm and the night air was starting to come in real cool and we were shooting over ground that had the sun on it all day other than that i cant think of any unique circumstances. I also could see the vapor trail when he shot and it looked like it had a lot of arc in it. Any ideas?
     
  2. Seven Oaks

    Seven Oaks Well-Known Member

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    Were both of you shooting out of the same lot of ammo? Or over a large body of water? Maybe thermal currents?

    Now I'm worried, I have a hard enough time holding steady without unseen forces messing with me.

    Best,

    Dee
     

  3. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    I was shooting a 6.5 wsm pistol and he was shooting a 300 win mag rifle. we were not shooting over water but it is low pete ground.
     
  4. Seven Oaks

    Seven Oaks Well-Known Member

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    Man that is strange. To both be off 7" high using different firearms of different caliber it had to be some atmospheric voodoo or something.

    I wouldn't shoot there anymore, accuracy devils are obviously in residence...

    Good Luck,

    Dee
     
  5. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Any possibility your rangefinder was picking up on a different object? If the target was only 300 yds and you thought it was 400 that would make sense. Probably not the case but just a thought.
     
  6. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    2 rangefinders picked up the same thing.
     
  7. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    One of two things come to mind.

    1: Tequila was involved.

    2: You were shooting at the south pole where gravity has reverse effects from the northern hemisphere.
     
  8. dennis

    dennis Well-Known Member

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    what about mirage?