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Eagle2284
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6/6/06 11:02 PM CST
How do you acurately calculate the windage while your hunting, and then make the correct adjustments with the scope?

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8/23/06 4:34 PM CST
BoHuntr, if you are going to shoot with WI Angler at distances past 300 yds, can I have a piece of the action?

I'll give ya odds if your willing to take him on without a scope.

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8/23/06 4:31 PM CST
It is unlikely that a pedestrian grade hunter (such as myself) can reliably make a first shot lethal hit on a deer size target very far out beyond 250 yards-which is the average maximum point blank range of a properly sighted high power rifle. The number is smaller for some weapons and larger for others of course. Inside that range, the difference for windage, bullet drop, muzzle velocity, bullet design, etc. is small enough that the real issue is proper sighting, and the technique of the shooter. If a person can't put 5 shots reliably on the same horizontal line within a few inches left to right at 250 yards, then they would be better served to calculate the windage of peeing in the wind than to confuse themselves with calculating windage. Which, as BoHuntr said, is tough to do with an animal milling about at 400 yds. This would include me.

WI angler knows his stuff when it comes to the long range stuff. He also spends a LOT of time sending bullets 1000 yds down range.

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8/23/06 1:54 PM CST
I think you're both right.

If I have a deer in my 30-06 sights at 200yds with a 10 mph crosswind, I'd aim right on.

On the other hand:

If I had Osama Bin Ladin in my .223 sights at 1000 meters with a 10 mph crosswind ....

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