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Old 19th July 2010, 08:07 AM
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a better scope can't solve heat haze... the wandering mirage shimmer effect you see is layers of air at quite different temperatures, very close together, in direct sunlight... a better scope can handle the bright blur off bright objects, but it's never going to solve that shimmer. You still see a shift in range as the air focuses the light rays closer and further away because as air heats up and cools it changes the index of refraction (or the amount it bends light).

If you wait until the wind blows, it gets better... the worst type isn't the small shimmer you can see move, it's the big shimmers that you can barely see move, that as you say, put a target 5 yds in and out.

The only thing i've found is to work with is to keep ranging and get the closest and furthest ranges, and go down the middle of those.
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