Question??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kevinll, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. kevinll

    kevinll Member

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    I live at sea level, I hunt at 7500 FT. with a 300 WSM, 180 gr. bullet. If I zero my gun at sea level it will be hitting high at long ranges. Should I re-zero at hunting site or ???
    thanks, Kevin
     
  2. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    It is always nice to be able to check/rezero in the conditions you'll be hunting. The big issue is of course drop figures. If your lucky you can take a couple of shots in the field at distance to confirm your new conditions dope.
     

  3. papa45

    papa45 Well-Known Member

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    Confirm when you get there, if possible. I just did the same thing going from 1000' to 8000' I used an online ballistic table to create a drop table for the higher altitude (thinner air) but had to guess at a reduced velocity due to lower temperature. I took my chronograph with me and found velocities higher than I had guessed. Net effect was about one inch off at 100 yards. Check it when you get there.