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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:26 am 
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I have a Lee Enfield that was in need of front and rear sights which have been replaced. now the lowest setting is 300 and I am going to zero using Mk7 British ammo, this way it is all set up like it once was at the factory sighting department.

However, the range which I am going to do the adjusting at has a 300 stand way up a steep hill..... a very steep hill.

Will the ballistics / trajectory of shooting at that angle screw with my adjusting?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:40 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:41 am 
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It just might as the ballistics is figured on a level sight plane. The actual distance can be figured if you have a range finder the give you an altitude correction figure.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:23 pm 
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A square 10 wrote:
its gonna mess you up :-o

someone once said that exact line to me in high school. I don't remember much after that.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:26 pm 
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HerrMesser wrote:
It just might as the ballistics is figured on a level sight plane. The actual distance can be figured if you have a range finder the give you an altitude correction figure.

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Lovely. maybe I'll just do the 25 yard sight in with one of those Enfield/.303 specific 25 yard targets. I don't expect the rifle to give sub-moa results but I sure as sh*t don't want to use Kentucky windage for every shot LOL


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:05 pm 
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Just take it as a given that it will shoot high because of the reduced distance. Use Kentucky Elevation & hold it low & see how you do.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Et2ss wrote:
Just take it as a given that it will shoot high because of the reduced distance. Use Kentucky Elevation & hold it low & see how you do.

It wouldn't be too extreme would it? I mean maybe an inch or two right?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Wll if it 300 m up (you said steep) but in actual distance only 200? Yeah a few inches would do it. Start with the 6 O'clock hold & work your way down. See where the hits are.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:02 pm 
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If you are zeroed at 300 yards and the target is 300 yards from you but at a steep angle above you your shot will be high. How high will depend on many factors, ballistics are part of it but how high your scope is mounted (if you use one) above the axis of the bore is also a factor.

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