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Old 6th August 2016, 01:44 AM
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I've noticed recently that when shooting targets with trees very close within the line of fire that pellets go off on a wobble slightly. They seem to go right in cold weather & high in warm weather.
I've been told on good authority that the magnetic field from trees can cause small changes in atmospheric pressure & combined with the magnetic pull in various conditions could make the trajectory of a pellet move at least 0.449 of an inch at 35 yards .......2.57 inches at 55 !
Has anyone else also expierienced this phenomenon ?
Gilly reckons he's sussed it but won't let on !

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Old 6th August 2016, 05:49 AM
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Let me guess? It was Gilly that told you that?
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Old 6th August 2016, 06:24 AM
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Old 6th August 2016, 06:36 AM
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Hmmmm...............magnetic pull on lead pellets?? This could open up new theories in physics
Consider however, this effect on steel rifle barrels, possibly inducing micro oscillations and hence errors in shot placement.


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You will find that your figures will alter somewhat if the trees are predominantly faceing south.
The growth rings on one side of a tree will be broader where they are facing south , this will increase their polarity creating more pull.
All trees face south at some point of their trunk , so the only sure fire way to check their growth is to cut them down and look at their ring configuration .

When shooting over water cress you will note a downwards pull on your pellet , this will increase with the density of the cress coverage .
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Old 6th August 2016, 06:42 AM
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I've noticed recently that when shooting targets with trees very close within the line of fire that pellets go off on a wobble slightly. They seem to go right in cold weather & high in warm weather.
I've been told on good authority that the magnetic field from trees can cause small changes in atmospheric pressure & combined with the magnetic pull in various conditions could make the trajectory of a pellet move at least 0.449 of an inch at 35 yards .......2.57 inches at 55 !
Has anyone else also expierienced this phenomenon ?
Gilly reckons he's sussed it but won't let on !
That piece of work has got to be a contender for the Noble Prize for physics
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That piece of work has got to be a contender for the Noble Prize for physics
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Steve don't be too quick to rubbish Grims theory , think Weston park
When it was dense pine woodland your pellet flight would experience minute deflections from both left and right giving the appearance of a relatively straight shot.
As soon as they cut the trees down we were left with anything up to an 8" swing to one side , I think this is well worth Grim putting some time into and reporting back his findings.
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Old 6th August 2016, 07:09 AM
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I think you will find the 8" drift was down to 40MPH winds pushing YOU about as much as the pellet 😜😜😜😜🐗🐗🐗🐗🐗😍😍😍
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I think it's a case of can't see the wood for the trees.
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i found putting a single pole magnet (south) at the loading port it counteracts the magnetic force 97.81% from the trees but thats using a single pole rare earth magnet.

as Simon stated about the water though that can cause some real problems but i find de-ionising the pellet helps about 78.46% on that
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