I just ordered some software from shooterready.com. It really is a true simulator (read simulator, not virtual reality-realism) and not some game with cheesey music and shoot-em-up agendas. Some of you are probably familiar with this already, to some of you it will probably be new. There is a free demo that loads with your browser's flash if you are interested: ShooterReady
In summary, it's essentually a simulator that teaches you the basics of bullet compensation, reticle ranging and wind compensation. There are a few more environmental obstacles that it works with like humidity, temp, elevation etc. The full version throws in a even more like different bullet weights, shooting angle elevations and "classroom time" where it teaches you theory. It was a little pricey at $49 but since I have no local range to shoot like this, it will suffice to get me started. I am going to sign up for a 3 day class that is held a couple times a year a few hours from where I live. In the mean time, I was getting bored with reading about MOA ranging and wind compensation and found this sort of relaxing. I work offshore and I think that this will likely come with me on my trips. I just wanted to get some opinions of this. Maybe some of you can point out where it falls short. I personally like it. Maybe it can help me develop some talent. I don't have any trigger time with my rifles at long distance. The most and best I can presently shoot (consistently) is about 200yds, and that was with me zeroing at 200yds. I have limited scope "holdover" abilities and basically no wind compensation skills... Yet.