@martino re: 1600yd Pronghorn

  • @martino1 said in Inline Imgur Galleries:

    bummer it looks like an uphill shot.

    Not much of one... maybe a couple degrees at most. Either way, that wouldn't be a bummer. Easily accountable.

    The real bummer would be the 30mph 6:00 wind. That would make a 1600yd shot virtually impossible. A wind like that is never just 6:00... it's 6:30, 7:00, 5:00, or 5:30 and it will switch between any and all of those 50 times between you and your target. You won't be able to see it, and you won't be able to account for it. It is for this reason that 12:00 and 6:00 winds are the most difficult to shoot in. I'd MUCH prefer a 3:00 or 9:00, as that is going to be significantly more predictable and be able to be seen effectively. Then when you push the velocity of the wind up over 15mph... the the harder it blows the more erratic it usually is. A nice steady 20mph wind with a 3-5mph delta between peak and valley is pretty easy to deal with. When the delta jumps to 8-15mph... those heavy gusts are very hard to predict and deal with.