Factors in long distance shooting

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Bullet drop, wind, elevation of target, altitude, ambient air temperature and humidity. If you're tremendously picky, also the coreolis effect.

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Cant, ammo temperature, air temperature, Baro Pressure, Wind direction and speed, Boresight, Zero, Ammo Sub Designation, Tube wear are all taken in to consideration for a ballistic solution for firing M1 Tanks.
Firing a several pound projectile 4000 meters and hitting a 1 meter target (Tank Turret in the defence) is pretty tricky, but the Tank makes it easy for you.
Now all of the above apply to a rifle to some degree or another (most likely a very small effect.) but you have some other tricky enviromental conditions that will change from round to round.
Firing down hill or uphill?
Firing through heat shimmers?
Cold Barrel, Hot barrel?
oh the variables are increadable.
LHRGunslinger said:
The arguement is over wether it's harder to shoot a bow at 100 paces or a rifle at 1000+ yards.

Ask your sister if she'd rather stand at 100 paces and have someone shoot an arrow at her, or stand at 1000 yards and have someone shoot a bullet at her. I know which one I'd choose.
The arguement is over wether it's harder to shoot a bow at 100 paces or a rifle at 1000+ yards.

Rifle at a grand will be harder....because I have hit with a bow at 100 and all it really takes into account is drop (on a fairly calm day). But a rifle will hold much tighter groups so it is actually a closer comparison than most think.
The problem with shooting at 1000 yards is that the wind will not be the same from where you are, to where the bullet will be after 2 seconds, and where the bullet will hit.
Whereas with the bow all you have to know is exactly where to hold and be a good shot and a 100 yard shot will be doable.
It's harder to shoot a bow at 100 paces. I've tried and can't hit crap. 1000 yards with a rifle, it depends on the rifle, ammo, velocity and all of the other stuff mentioned above. Do I get a couple of sighters or does the first shot have to count?
The rifle by far is harder; I have done both. Like others have said with a bow as long as you have ability to hold the bow well enough that and get you elevation, and maybe wind age, your good. With the rifle all of the aforementioned factors such as bullet, caliber, wind conditions across the whole range, and etc also play into the shot, after having the ability to hold the rifle that well. And also you don't really have to see your target; you just have to know were it is at:)
Before I start hunting, I set up a target a day before the season opens.

I move further and further back from the target and the groups get bigger.

I can only keep them in the kill zone out to 500 yards.

I don't know how they are doing it, if they are reliably hitting animals at 1000 y.
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