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    Film: How not to be a marksman

    Well had a shit day at the range, but there is still lessons to be had from it.
    Didn't attach the head, didn't lie straight behing the rifle, didn't completely relax the shoulder, did load the bipod and did pull the trigger properly. Result was still shit and the bigger rifles is unforgiving to such errors...

    Lie straight behind the rifle or else...


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    Nice Spuhr mount

    Did you get an angled one ?

    Why was the scope so far off initialy ?

    Just remember shit happens from time to time

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    I was wondering what the white stuff was all over your rifle,stops your cheek/glove from sticking in the cold?

    As your often shooting in gloves I am wondering what sort of trigger pull weight you run?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Thanks for sharing. Glad to know you're human after all, as we all have shit days.

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    I enjoyed that Thomas, to be fair. Its an excellent demo for when your body position or lack of it is coupled with bad stock position in the shoulder can cause all manner of problems. I would also suggest that your position in the vid, opposed to a good one, would have your mpi off as much as it was, at 630m anyway. When you go back I bet your adjusting the dial back to where you had it at the start.

    It didnt look like your initial firing position allowed for a good platform anyway?
    I am sometimes slack at choosing a firing point and knowing it doesnt feel right, yet carry on anyway. Must be getting lazy in me old age.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Actually the bugsholes came back with the firing position, but I had a 0,6 mrad/6 click change poi right so I suspect something shit is going on. Will have to verify tomorrow...

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    Hopefulle it was just the turrets not disengaging properly last gime I set the turret. There's no way to feel thd difference between engaged/disengaged when you loosen the setscrews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    Hopefulle it was just the turrets not disengaging properly last gime I set the turret. There's no way to feel thd difference between engaged/disengaged when you loosen the setscrews.
    Is that the norm with all PMII's Thomas? So if you have found zero and want to zero the dial you have to confirm it by firing after doing so?
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    No it is just the new MTC/LT turrets. They are awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    No it is just the new MTC/LT turrets. They are awful.
    I noticed in your blog that when you had un done the set screws on the turret it you could hear it still clicking as you wound back to zero and thought it odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I noticed in your blog that when you had un done the set screws on the turret it you could hear it still clicking as you wound back to zero and thought it odd.
    The big Premiers do the same thing Dave, quite strange compared to "normal" scopes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norway View Post
    Hopefully it was just the turrets not disengaging properly last time I set the turret. There's no way to feel thd difference between engaged/disengaged when you loosen the setscrews.
    I hope you are right Norway I couldn't figure how it could be so far out, 14 mil-50 odd moa is a big difference, far to much for position alone.

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    Hell I didn't think it was that much!
    I thought it was what ya seen on the target.
    Yup 50 MOA is a tad much to be a position fault.


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    Could be a myriad of things couldn't it. I bet the actual answer would surprise a lot of us.

    I've heard that extreme cold mixed with warmer air currents can actually warp light and make objects appear where they aren't. I trolled this off some news site -

    "Cold air is denser than warm air and has therefore a greater refractive index. As light passes from colder air across a sharp boundary to significantly warmer air, the light rays bend away from the direction of the temperature gradient. When light rays pass from hotter to colder, they bend toward the direction of the gradient. If the air near the ground is warmer than that higher up, the light ray bends in a concave, upward trajectory.

    Once the ray reaches the viewer's eye, the visual cortex interprets it as if it traces back along a perfectly straight "line of sight". This line is however at a tangent to the path the ray takes at the point it reaches the eye. The result is that an "inferior image" of the sky above appears on the ground. The viewer may incorrectly interpret this sight as water which is reflecting the sky, which is, to the brain, a more reasonable and common occurrence."

    All it would have taken is the air on the ground to be much colder than the air up a couple of meters and there you go.

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    Sharpen up Thomas!!

    It resembles the day I had with the dogs a few days ago....

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    When the day starts to go that way you just go home, or to the pub, whichever is handier.

 

 

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