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    Long Range Shooting Article and demo game, looks neat.

    I have no idea how accurate the info and demo are but looks neat either way. Check it out.

    Long Range Shooting: http://minuteofangle.blogspot.com/20...ith-style.html

    Demo: http://www.shooterready.com/lrsdemo.html

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    I used to play the demo and there is a lot of variables in long range shooting.
    More calculating that I'd want to fool with.

    The demo is fun though.
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    Exactly why I've been buying the bullet drop reticules - all's you need to know is where you're load is shooting to each circle and what distance the target is. For my Nikon Prostaffs, the reticules are perfect for the .270 130 grain loads that I use - almost perfect, so all I need to do is range the target and put the right circle on it.

    Nothing wrong with understanding long range shooting though.
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    here is a link to FM23-10 (army sniper field manual) if you want to check the accuracy.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...-10/index.html

    it is just a simplified version of the same thing and not quite as detailed or dry. (aside from the Dock Holliday part)

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    what did you think of the Demo? does anyone have the actual version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    what did you think of the Demo? does anyone have the actual version?
    I don't. I play the demo over and over again.
    This has nothing to do with long range shooting, but is challenging the farther you go into the game.

    http://armorgames.com/play/6373/ricochet-kills-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.S.O.K. View Post
    Exactly why I've been buying the bullet drop reticules - all's you need to know is where you're load is shooting to each circle and what distance the target is. For my Nikon Prostaffs, the reticules are perfect for the .270 130 grain loads that I use - almost perfect, so all I need to do is range the target and put the right circle on it.
    Estimating range is easier than doping wind; plus the other factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDR View Post
    Estimating range is easier than doping wind; plus the other factors.
    http://www.kestrelmeters.com/home.jsp

    Technology is catching up with the wind. However, as a rule I don't depend on electro-mechanical stuff. The only exception is my Aimpoint, which is proven and dirt simple. Once the Kestrel gets some more field time I may reconsider.

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    I think you should be able to call the wind without gadgets. you never know when they will fail (when you need them most!!) I have a animometer but I only use it for reference after I predict the wind speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    I think you should be able to call the wind without gadgets. you never know when they will fail (when you need them most!!) I have a animometer but I only use it for reference after I predict the wind speed.
    What about rotation of the earth? Huh? Huh? Whatcha gonna do 'bout that?
    Lol.....
    Just kidding.

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    I belive there is a game called " Sniper elite " its eather for the playstation 2 or xbox360 an you can use different ww2 sniper rifles in witch when you hit a moving target it tells you the distance the wind movement bullet drop... etc... this was one of my favorite games to play i always used the k98k sniper high turent turrent mount 8x32 scope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdragon View Post
    What about rotation of the earth? Huh? Huh? Whatcha gonna do 'bout that?
    Lol.....
    Just kidding.
    Guess????

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    want to know about the rotation of the earth here you go



    http://minuteofangle.blogspot.com/20...is-effect.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by rem View Post
    want to know about the rotation of the earth here you go



    http://minuteofangle.blogspot.com/20...is-effect.html
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    That's what range cards are for. Once you have your book filled out for a particular rifle with a particular load, you can hit pretty much anything within the loads capabilities. You don't have to do all that math each time. Only math you really should remember is the equations for range finding. Once you find that, you just check your range card and adjust accordingly. They even have cards for that, now. I keep a mildot master in my bag with my notebook.

    Wind IS the hard part. It's one of those things you just have to practice. It's good to have electronics to back up your skills, though. I don't have a wind meter but guesstimating wind and then backing it up with a meter is a good way to learn. When I first started using mildot scopes, I would range find with the scope and then check it with the laser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matshock View Post
    http://www.kestrelmeters.com/home.jsp

    Technology is catching up with the wind. However, as a rule I don't depend on electro-mechanical stuff. The only exception is my Aimpoint, which is proven and dirt simple. Once the Kestrel gets some more field time I may reconsider.
    Gadgets like that are nice, but they don't tell you what the wind is doing downrange. The only true way to learn is by putting bullets downrange.
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    True, depending on distance, it can change several times between you and the target.

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