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Thread: What are you looking at.....

  1. #16
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    Its a simple question Big Guy

    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    And........we’ve just driven past the signpost marked “the twilight zone”.
    What is your learned opinion?

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    What is your learned opinion?

    Pete
    Mirage is one thing only.......warmer air that rises, no?
    Given that, one thing only moves tails on flags, wind.
    On those rare occasions with zero wind, mirage will give you elevation but since you referenced moving tails.........wind is the primary culprit.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Mirage is one thing only.......warmer air that rises, no?
    Given that, one thing only moves tails on flags, wind.
    On those rare occasions with zero wind, mirage will give you elevation but since you referenced moving tails.........wind is the primary culprit.
    I appreciate you're answering Tim. This situation has happened so infrequently to me, I have not learned much about it. The amount of movement of the bullet in relation to the amount of tails seems unrealistic to me but the bullets, they do move a lot sometimes.

    I have believed that mirage does actually have some force so wondered if the light flickering was that force.Perhaps I have been wrong all along but have yet to figure the whole thing out and at my advanced age, not likely to happen.

    Pete
    Last edited by Pete Wass; 05-14-2019 at 04:01 PM.

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    You’re welcome

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    Mirage

    On the subject of mirage: I have recently been shooting at a range in south Florida and on those hot sunny days I noticed this mirage effect.
    When it occurred it seemed to cause the aim point to wiggle ever so slightly.

    Bob

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