What would you do...?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by skandlus, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    You are at 1800ft in elevation and lets say 75-80deg F... You get dialed in at that elevation and temp and like your groups... Your hunt is at 5000ft and a cold front will move in and it will be 30-40 deg F the whole hunt. barometric pressure, I dont know... You have no time to shoot in that elevation or temp...

    So, without over thinking all of this, what would you do if you wanted to make a chart and laminate it in preparation for your hunt? there is no cell service there either. 300RUM(rem700), 210bergers at 3050 fps, 6.5-20x50 VX3...

  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    You could call the national weather service for that area and see what the trends are over the course of a few years and develop your data from that information. They generally keep that information on record. That should get you in the ball park for static paper data. If you have an iphone or any other smart phone, you can download a ballistics app. They will allow you to manually input your info. I carry an ipod touch that keeps my zero info, and then I can adjust for actual conditions using a kestrel 2500 and inputting that into my ipod.

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    Check local weather for the hunt & print out a new click card.
  4. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    The weather can be solved many ways. A kestrel is my choice. Your powder is the only
    unknown, it may not produce the same pressures at lower temps. That is were you should
    put your google time.