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Old September 22, 2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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I think that 35 yards will definitely show you if a load is in-accurate. If using longer ranges to asses your rifle's accuracy, keep in mind that a mere 5 mph cross wind will drift a .45 roundball about 1 1/2 inches at 50 yards and over 6 inches at 100 yards. Also watch changing light conditions. Bright sun to overcast will change iron sight's zero.
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