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 Post subject: Shooting the ice~
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:05 am 
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Looks interesting, never think about it will form a flower~

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting the ice~
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 am 
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Shooting at ice can be fun but I usually only do it after my next door neighbour informs me she's noticed huge icicles hanging from my roof's edge, above my door. You know, the type that if broken loose could potentially penetrate your skull if falling from 4 metres above. Or at the very least give you a headache or a broken collar bone.

So out comes the 953. May not be the strongest but it is the most accurate and if I miss, little chance of the pellet travelling too far. Although this year I may try the new 1322 pumper as the bigger caliber may be more effective.

Yet another plus of having chinooks, nothing beats naturally formed targets.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting the ice~
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I don't know why, I lost my accuracy while shooting targets above me other than below me or on same level... Like shooting pine cones, if I put it on the ground, with the same 1322 and same scope at similar range ( less than 10yards), 10 shots 10 hits easy... But while shooting it on the tree, less than 50% I can hit it....

I think I can't do a good job to shoot the ice hanging on the eaves...

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting the ice~
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Think horizontal distance when aiming up or down. If the gun is zeroed at 10 meters and you are shooting up at 45 degrees,

the target is likely only 5 or 6 meters away (horizontally) as far as the pellet is concerned, thus it will be striking low as

it has not yet come up to the crosshairs. After 10 meters, of horizontal distance, the pellet will then be striking high, or

so it will seem. If actual 20 meters distance, but on a 45 degree angle, the distance will actually be closer to 10 meters, thus

the pellet will be on the crosshairs, not low as you would expect. Thus, if you hold high for the 20 meters shot, your pellet will be even

higher as it thinks it's only 10 meters.

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting the ice~
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Looks a bit complicate...

Is that means if I zeroed the gun at 10m, when shooting objects 10m away ( point to point) on 45 degree, i need to aim higher. But while shooting objects 20m away, I need to aim lower instead?

So the problem now will be I need to estimate the distance better before I can adjust the aiming point...

Need more work to do ~ not an easy thing to finish because it's not always 45 degree and 10m distance... Need to buy more pellets~ [emoji16]

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 Post subject: Re: Shooting the ice~
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Yes. Should be easy to test.

One of the better bow-type range finders could be quite useful if it gives horizontal range.

The 1000yard Vortex rangefinder I have is set to give actual horizontal range.

A different setting gives actual line of sight range, but also the degree form true horizontal, ie: the degree

of inclination along with a chart to figure actual range.

I prefer to have it set giving actual horizontal range. This has worked very well for me when hunting.

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