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DEALING WITH THE WIND PART TWO


Here is how I do it. I try to shoot at the shortest practical distance I can get access to. Usually this is 300 yards but it may be 200 yards. I shoot a number of shots to let myself and the rifle settle down and then I shoot a group and centre it on the bull. I then set my elevation scale to a figure which ensures that it will always read to a positive value. If I am at 200 yards this will be at least 5 minutes and if I am at 300 yards it will be at least 10 minutes.


I record that setting and then shoot as many different types of ammunition as I can and record the mean elevations for those (from your corrected elevation plots).


This gives a starting point. Settings for each distance are based, initially, on the rises from 300 (Table 1 below) and then confirmed by recording corrected elevations from actual shoots.


That’s all there is to it - if we have a fixed foresight. If we have an ‘up and down’ foresight, the procedure is a little more involved.


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