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addertooth
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I didn't ask chairgun to calculate the FPE at 800 yards.  I would imagine the forward velocity would be nearly spent, with most of the velocity coming from the 650 foot fall from the peak altitude.   Keep in mind the 804 yard range is with a "cloud shoot" where the barrel is aimed 30 degrees up from the horizon.  When you are pointed this high, you have no reference on where the strike is going to be, unless you have a very thin target close, which is aligned with the distant target (but 30 degrees up).  In other words, effectively unusable without a substantial amount of careful measurement and alignment, which would include having the butt of the rifle and barrel of the rifle aligned within a few hundredths of an inch.