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    Verifying Drop

    You can check scope tracking and level at the same time with a tall target test. I do it at 50 yards to check full scope travel. (110 moa is to tall to test at 100) 4x8 ply wood. Draw a plum line with an aim mark at the bottom. I draw a mark every full revolution of the turret, in my case 25...
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I didn't think I had to quote your entire messages to remind you what you said.... read it again. Maybe you've been here so long you forgot about what this sub is about. The only good info I've seen you give in this sub is "go shoot". Every post you make seems to have some little bit of truth...
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I think you forgot you went into the private room with the sign saying "ELR hunting and SHOOTING, 1000 and beyond" There is a lot of good info here. I'd argue mirage reading is more a skill, kestrel is a tool. Is one more useful than the other? IMO the kestrel can also provide temp, pressure...
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I said near useless not completely useless.
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I was mostly more considering the usefulness of the Kestrel was the applied ballistics calculator for storing all your info and calculating the solution not so much the anemometer. The rest of the weather meter is nice to get more accurate readings and will result in a "cleaner" solution but NO...
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    22 Creedmoor load data

    I've got 90g bergers with 43.2 gr of H4831sc. 3200fps roughly. 24" barrel
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I'm not saying they are impossible your way but IMO you greatly increase your odds by having and using all the data available.
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    To each their own man. You wanna send a round with the deer standing there go hard. I take pride in first round impacts. It literally takes seconds to check your data. I'm a new school shooter, I started hunting less than 10 years ago. Started stretching legs less than 3. I have no problem using...
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    I guess everyone has their own experiences, out here in the fall it's not unusual to see a 30*f swing. Elevation is less of a factor for me. Yes a sighter is the best data you can have but not usually going to send a sighter with the animal standing there. you are gonna do it earlier in the day...
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    Data for shooting at higher elevations

    are you able to calculate (or log) your data for every elevation, temperature, pressure wind direction and speed at every distance.... OK Great. Now memorize it. the fact is there is always error in these calculations, that is the reason for verification.
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    Best base for beginner target shooting 10moa vs 15 vs 20

    I try to use a base with 1/2 the internal adjustment of the scope, or just a bit less. that way you get to use all of your dial. for your cheek weld you can buy some super cheap kydex cheek risers on amazon or other places that work fairly well. Mark and Sam have a few videos on setting up...
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    Sorting and load development question

    I bump all brass back .002" so what I would do is measure the shoulder on 5-10 freshly fired cases. Take the longest one and set an FL die to bump it about .002" now run every piece of brass through that set up. Good to go.
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    Verifying Drop

    I shoot groups and verify drop at 300 yards. My thought on that is the conditions will have almost no affect on it at that distance (I stole this from David Tubb). Out at 1000 you can see a pretty significant change in wind direction and speed that can contribute to a fairly large change in...
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    Tikka Hunter Stainless Steel

    Yes but you needed to test anyway even with the new rifle. That time can not be included in the time required to put on a different scope and check the lug. There is no possible way that it would not have been easier, faster and cheaper to put a different scope on and check the lug and then...
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    Tikka Hunter Stainless Steel

    surely you don't need to go to the range to swap a scope.
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