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Old 10-25-2018, 02:27 PM
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Default Elevation and trajectory

OK, I understand that the higher the elevation the less drag on a bullet due to thinner air. However is there a standard SWAG about how much difference there is per 1000 feet of gain in elevation.
I normally sight in my rifles at around the 2500 foot level but next year will be hunting in the 6000 to 7000 foot level,, yea I know that is not extreme for those going to the 10,000 foot level and above, but a well inform hunter is a more successful hunter and this will probably be the last time this old man (71)will get a chance to tackle this mountainous hunting ground and don't want to screw up if the opportunity for a trophy presents itself at that elevation.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:07 PM
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Nice shooting. I like using Hornady ballistic calculator before I go afield. Its works for me.
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