This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on ranging long-distance targets (in the wind) with a PCP air rifle. In this tutorial, I apply the data that was estimated in Part 2, to the Chairgun Ballistics Software to reveal how complicated holdover shots can be predicted. Once you understand the system, you will go to the field "armed" with valuable information. Making shots like this took me years to perfect. With the help of this software, new shooters will be able to achieve the same results in much less time. I REALLY wish I would have had these digital tools available when I was young[er].
This hunting footage was captured February 15, 2011 in rural Wisconsin. It shows me hunting pigeons with my .22 PCP air rifle in very high wind (20-30mph or 9-13m/s). The gun used is an Edgun Matador .22 PCP air rifle, sighted in at 55 yards (50 meters). The scope is a Hawke Sidewinder 30 IR
Tactical 6.5-20x (shooting @ 10x in this video). The pellets were JSB 18.1g, shooing @ 900fps (274m/s).
The Chairgun Program is a powerful tool for airgunners, as well as powder burners. It is free from Hawke Optics, and is as much a part of my arsenal as the scope itself. The software is designed to compliment Hawke reticles. But a Hawke scope is not needed to use the program; many generic reticles are included in the menu. Hawke continuously updates and improves this software. At the time this video was made, the software version was 1.0.5a.