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Maui vs. Leadville

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by CME4DIRT, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. CME4DIRT

    CME4DIRT TS Member

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    This is a physics question that came up at our trap club and has probably been addressed here in the past but I can't find the answer in the search section so will throw it out to the experts.
    If an individual uses 8's at Haliimaile being at basically sea level, what shot would you use at Leadville being 10,000 ft. plus, with temperature being the norm for both places and little or no wind for either facility, in other words, perfect shooting days for both places. Thanks, Bill
     
  2. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    The only difference with altitude is atmospheric resistance - isn't gravity constant?! Maybe the better question is a 3 dram load still a 3 dram load at 2 miles up?! Loss of resistance v. combustion?

    Jay
     
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    First off Haliimaile is at 2300 ft of elevation. Second the humidity there will make you feel like you were in a sauna. Third the winds. As Bill knows I shoot there ,LOL, & I shoot 7 1/2's at everything.

    If I went someplace "high & dry" I'd probably shoot 8's. Maybe even drop down to 1 oz.

    Mongo~David
     
  4. hubcap

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    The last time I was in Leadville I didn't notice a traphouse. Guess I could've missed it.

    hubcap
     
  5. School Teacher

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    IMO, you can't go wrong with 7 1/2's and a full choke, whatever the conditions.

    Gravity (mass attraction) is constant but the greater the distance between the two objects, the less the amount of attraction. Considering the mass of the earth and the mass of one size 7 1/2 or 8 pellet, a distance of 10,000 feet is negligible. In this example, I am using the center of the earth as the center of mass of the earth.

    The density of the atmosphere will have an effect, both on the target and on the shot. Is this not the same question as shooting targets in humid Midwest air and dry Western air?

    When in doubt, use 7 1/2's.

    Maybe somebody can get Dr. Strangelove out of his mineshaft so that he can use his superior knowledge of physics and his circular slide rule to give us a definitive answer.
     
  6. CME4DIRT

    CME4DIRT TS Member

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    Mongo; Just a quick note to say howdy. Be there in Oct. Bill
     
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    What you will note is that the higher the elevation, the tighter the pattern for a given choke constriction.
     
  8. CME4DIRT

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    So am I correct in saying that if I shoot a full at 3000 ft., I might consider an improved modified? Bill
     
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