I agree with everything you say Brian, I too have discovered that other factors we have control over in the rifles action have an influence on the bc. I have spent time trying to optimise each of these to achieve a flatter trajectory with as much resistance to wind as possible.
I once asked a manufacturer whether they had made any improvement to the bc with a new rifle and their reply was, "that is dictated by the pellet, isn't it?" I almost expected their next words to be, but do you like our new shroud?
Something to remember about shooting the heavies, the perceived difference in drop at 45y will be different depending on scope height and also zero distance. It is possible to fit higher mounts and get them shooting very similar aim point to 8.4's.
HFT, for people with only 2 buttucks!
VooDoo TwoTwo The next chapter.
Last edited by Tench; 5th November 2014 at 01:11 PM.