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Old 07-10-2017, 10:28 AM
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Question Mirage : how to learn to handle it

I need to get smarter on mirage.

Is there source material out there I can get to educate myself?

Mirage is defeating me, I got to get a handle on how to deal with it.

Discovery learning is not working for me. / Thanks for any advice .
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:39 AM
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Go to youtube. Search the following words... "wind reading mirage shooting".
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:12 PM
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it's kinda like this....
"how do you get experience?" "make bad decisions"
"how do you stop making bad decisions?"......experience!

Approach a high master shooter at your range and ask if he will shoot while you call the wind for him, then when you miss the wind he can probably tell you why

Don't get locked into just the mirage, you need to learn to read the flags too. You can't very often see changes from full value to 1/2 value in just the mirage

A couple rules of thumb a 600 yd correction is usually double your 300 yd correction if the conditions stay the same 1000 yd is approximately double your 600 yd correction.

Watch the Roxburgh/Remington clinic videos on youtube " Is it the same or has it changed?" after every shot
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:29 AM
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Thank you Gents, this gets me going.
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Old 07-11-2017, 11:20 AM
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Advanced SAFS quote (drilled into our heads) "is it the same or has it changed?"

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Old 07-12-2017, 10:28 AM
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I need to get smarter on mirage.

Is there source material out there I can get to educate myself?

Mirage is defeating me, I got to get a handle on how to deal with it.

Discovery learning is not working for me. / Thanks for any advice .
Skip.

this may be an interesting read for you as well, it's 111 pages so far but some good info


http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc...60011043/p/111
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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Read Jim Owens books on the wind they are the tops.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:10 PM
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Watch the Roxburgh/Remington clinic videos on youtube " Is it the same or has it changed?" after every shot
Here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j4qoGrj0UU
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:48 PM
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Everything above is quite helpful to a point.
The only real way to learn is to go shoot where it's windy.
Before that you must make sure your rifle/ammo combination is capable of holding 10 ring or better elevation. Don't buy into the "It's a service rifle I don't need to test ammo" theory. Every barrel likes something a little different, it will be close to others but not the same. Your load should be capable of producing "holes touching" 3 to 5 shot groups at 200 yds. with a scope and out of a lead sled type rest.
If your rifle/ ammo/shooter combination can't stay in the fat part of the 10 ring for elevation you will have a terrible time learning to read the wind at 600 yds. and beyond........don't ask me how I know this.....
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:11 PM
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http://southtexasshooting.org/multim...xt/mirage.html

http://www.6mmbr.com/readingmirage.html

A couple articles that might help.
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