I understand that when you are positioned uphill from your target and are shooting on a downhill slope, you will need to dial less elevation or have a lower hold. What about if you are shooting uphill? Do you dial more elevation or a higher hold? Does shooting targets uphill and downhill have any effect on the amount of windage needed? For instance, let's just assume that your target is 800 yards away and on a downhill slope. You have determined that due to the slope that you need a 725 yard hold on elevation. Do you calculate your windage needed for 800 yards or 725 yards? I know that this basically all comes down to physics and may be an elementary question for some but I am in the dark when it comes to shooting on substantial slopes. Everywhere that I shoot is relatively flat. Thanks in advance for any input on this question.
Hey Guys, I'm looking to get my first rifle and I kinda settled my mind already. The problem is that I have limited experience and wanted to get some opinion from people who have first hand knowledge. First I'd like to explain where I'm coming from. I'm 23 and I come from Germany. I've been shooting since I'm 14 and got my owning licences for almost 3 years now. I'm somewhat limited in gun ownership so need to be sure about what I want. I'd like to get a rifle that can do almost everything. Diciplines including: 100m static, 300m static, 500m static, multi distace dynamic, maybe some IPSC. My primary goals are a little bit different though. I also would like to use is for hunting in the future and I really want to tackle the 1000m mark. I found a local gunsmithing company who's making custom ARs only. I haven't talked to them yet because I wanted to get more data. My plan is a lightweight AR-10 pattern rifle with a 16.5" Barrel chambered in 6.5CM. On goes a IOR 2-16x42. My Question is, is that possible? I mean, I did the maths and theoretically it should be. I just want to hear some expert opinions. Thank you guys!