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Old 9th May 2016, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Brameldballistics View Post
New to FT and got a comp tmw, it's expected to be thundery and hot how will this effect my aim points at different ranges?
Every high power scope will shift in different temperatures, so don't expect to use your Winter settings in Summer.
Though saying that all the comp. scopes I've had have all been more forgiving of temperature changes than most, which I've always put down to the simpler construction with no zoom elements.
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Old 9th May 2016, 02:56 PM
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There's no saying what will or will not shift in different conditions.

Temperature can affect your rig in 3 main ways.

1) Your scope can change it's ranging, ranging short or long, and different scopes behave differently at different temperatures

2) Your gun can change speed, producing more or less power, thus affecting the point of impact down range

3) Your gun can warp, changing shape, forcing the barrel and scope to point differently to each other than at a different temp.

2 & 3 can be engineered to to a good extent, but you need to prove it in order to isolate it. 1 can't. You need to learn it.

Best way to find out what is doing what is to work on a fixed distance target that you can approach under different conditions. You need to be objective and do this work for yourself, not assume that someone else's work will match yours... it may, or they may have borrowed it off the internet off someone who actually had another problem.
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