If you’ve heard discussion with the terms tangent, secant, and hybrid ogive thrown around you’ve been listening to people discuss bullet profiles. Today we’re going to discuss them a bit here so if you hear a similar discussion you’re a little better informed as to the subject matter. Bullet profiles, specifically, the leading edge of the bullet is where these differences are found. Differences in the ogive profile can have a range of effects on the flight characteristics of the bullet and even on how finicky they are during load development. So there are multiple facets of precision shooting that tangent, secant, and hybrid ogive designs can participate in!
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So this week I wanted to talk a little about magnification level and target transitions. In other words, what magnification levels are conducive to shooting and how does it affect your ability to transition targets? I also wanted to discuss magnification levels in general as it’s often misunderstood. Plenty of people think that the higher the magnification level the more detail you can see and the better off you are. That isn’t always the case! Especially if you are in some sort of dynamic shooting environment and need to transition between targets or have to change positions or firing points!
Another week goes by and with some shooting done at the range it’s time for another update on the Evolution of Tripod Shooting series! Last time we had talked about how there are some theories and some rumors flying around about how different aspects of tripod shooting improve accuracy. We talked about keeping the rifle low on the tripod, direct mounting versus saddle style, etc. This week I’m going to give a preliminary report on how I’ve gone about testing some of those claims. I’m also going to set up PT4 where I’m going to do some direct comparisons and report back with the results on the different theories about tripod shooting enhancements.
We’ve been talking a lot about tripods and positional shooting lately so today we’re going to discuss controlling the wobble zone. The testing of the higher end tripod upgrades continues and you will be hearing more about that soon. However, the wobble zone is a topic that’s worth discussing since it’s something you deal with during any positional shooting work. Essentially, what we’re discussing is the size and path of reticle drift when shooting from an unstable position. It follows a fairly predictable pattern but the size and speed of the wobble zone will vary depending on the stability of the shooting position. Lets get to it!
In this weeks article on the Evolution of Tripod Shooting we’re going to take a closer look at the shift in tripod choices and technology. In Part 1 we talked a little about where tripod shooting came from, how it was first adapted to long range precision shooting, and the direction its now shifting toward. This week we’re going to discuss more about the individual changes we’re starting to see. Why is one tripod being picked over another? What would make one mounting system better than others when it comes to QD plates? What specifications should you be looking at when considering a tripod purchase? Things like that, ready? Let’s get to it!