#1 best tip for new shooters trying to get into the long range game!

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  1. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing about wind. In competition it is your friend. Hunting, it can turn on you and become the Devil.
     
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  2. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    Dont forget that lighting changes like a cloud will move a bullet impact vertically. With as many variables Im amazed at how well we do. If anyone tells you its easy, they dont have much experience.
     
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  3. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    how does one calculate lighting changes before they happen? I’ve been duped often on the elr shooting with it often? Dusk and dawn seem when this effect is the most pronounced
     
  4. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Well-Known Member

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    If you figure that one out, let us know. I see it often running the line at the 1k BR matches in Missoula. Everyone is sighted in well, then we change targets which takes about 20 seconds. Meanwhile a cloud comes by and everyones groups are a minute high. A 1 moa change can happen at 1k in seconds.
     
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  5. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Lol that’s what I thought, but wondered if you guys had figured out how to calculate light refraction
     
  6. Overkill338

    Overkill338 Well-Known Member

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    I'm just beginning myself and I believe you said it all. I'm just trying to learn to read wind accurately.

    But there is always somebody that will think they can buy a skill.
     
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  7. jgs8163

    jgs8163 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at some your other posts and the equipment you’ve purchased you appear to be quite up to speed on everything. Looks like you just need to practice at long ranges since you have the short range down. These below are some very nicely equipped rifles you have, nice optics, cans, stocks, actions, etc.... good luck on breaking them in at the longer ranges. That’s a nice short barreled 6.5 Creedmoor you have, is that the Mausingfield action or the Nucleus? Did it come with a man-bun and skinny jeans?
     

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  8. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    It is a mausingfield. And it did not come with man bun or skinny jeans lol. U have. To send in for those with proof of purchase!
     
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    I have the nucleus in a very similar setup. No manbun or skinny jeans either.
     
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  10. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    This windrunner came with skinny jeans and a year of free coffee from the Starbucks. Good for everything except hot coffee and it mush have whip cream on top or offer is invalid lol
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  11. JJMoody

    JJMoody Well-Known Member

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    At least the barrel doesn’t need to be free floated....
     
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  12. jgs8163

    jgs8163 Well-Known Member

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    They fit on that bipod nicely I’m sure.
     
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  13. SealTeam4

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    Real world practice is key. When shooting paper and steel becomes mundane it’s time to get in the field. Where I live in TX we have a ton of hills and valleys. I’ll go out and place clay pigeons throughout the land scape. It’s a ton of fun! Another thing we do is go hunt little critters like rabbits and prairie dogs at long range.

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    A picture for reference. Funny thing about west Texas. I can drive. Short distance in any direction and be in a totally different type of terrain!
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