View Full Version : Another theory blown away

Bill Wynne
06-24-2009, 08:40 PM
Every year when the heat of summer sets in down here in Texas, I begin to question my rifle and my ammo. I always shoot my best in cooler weather which is not world class by any means but in the mid 240s.

It has been very hot here in San Angelo for a while and I have not shot well for the last three weeks.

Well, I put 2 and 2 together and figured it must be the heat was causing thin air and my ammo which was tested in the fall didn't like thinner air.

This afternoon after all my men left I went into my factory area and shot a 50/50 target at 50 yards with my rifle. With it being the hottest part of the day, I figured the rifle would shoot real bad and I would come back about 6 in the morning when it was in the 70s and it would shoot much better.

The temperature stood at 105 in the shop building with no detectable movement of air when I set up to shoot. Other than the heat, the conditions were near perfect. It was good enough to illustrate my theory. I fired three shots off the target and 4 at a sighter target with the last 3 striking the ten ring and then I moved on to the targets that count. The first 24 struck the ten ring with 21 of then hitting the X dot and the last one was a solid nine.

So 24 with 21 Xs and the first miss at 25. Blows the hot air thing away. It must have been the nut behind the bolt misreading the wind again.:)

This might have been added to the "Do wind flags lie" thread.

Concho Bill

06-25-2009, 05:56 AM

Were you using flags inside? If not, it would explain your good shooting. No inaccurate information being given to you by your flags.:)


Bill Wynne
06-25-2009, 07:13 AM
I used no wind flags. I proved my rifle can shoot better than I can.

Concho Bill

06-25-2009, 12:52 PM
if you think there are no conditions or conditions don't affect indoors, put off
a smoke bomb and watch the thermals ...then go back and shoot on a super cold day...plus open a door as you pull the trigger or have a furnace kick on .
some shooters switch ammo and save lot #s just for different indoor conditions, ask GTM about this....then there is the mirage factor!

wind flags are like women some lie and some reserve the right to change their minds "instantly":)