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Shooting in Wind

Discussion in 'Tips, tricks and tutorials' started by Sparky, May 29, 2009.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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  2. skipper

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    That should be Shooting in the Breeze bum bum :D
     
  3. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Thats a little Hi-Tech for me........................if its windy I just aim a bit to the side........:D
     
  5. rattycatcher

    rattycatcher Non member

    good grief :eek: if we all took our laptops to the HFC comp, together with our portable weather stations to gather the wind direction and Velocity, then set about calculating the correct drift/correction angle before each shot, it would take the entire week to get all shooters through the 30 target course :D

    And can you imagine, you get the marshall to blow the whistle, just so you can place your portable weather station down by the target, then walk the 45yds back to your gun/laptop. gather the relevant data, come up with a correction angle and just as you pull the trigger..........


    The bloody wind drops :shot: :D
     
  6. Ric O'shay

    Ric O'shay Non member

    Thats interesting as I never really appreciated just how far a pellet can be blown off course.
    Seems like ive been lucky to hit the plates so far.
    Mostlly i wait for a gap in the wind ....but it can take hours sometimes:D
     
  7. Kingplinker

    Kingplinker " Horsham HFT champion 2010 "... apparently...

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    I always used to think I was dreadful at shooting in the wind until I realised I was making it much worse by canting my rifle .

    Wind + Canting = WAY OFF TARGET ! especially over 45 yards

    I now tend to aim off and check if I am canting my rifle before I pull the trigger , it's definatley given me a few extra points even in the wind !

    atvb

    Dave
     
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    Ballistics

    Tried the link above, it needs an input of a "ballistic coefficeint"

    Anybody know what this figure is for JSB's please

    John Waterfield
     
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    think it's 0.22 (think so...)
     
  10. Numb Nut

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    Decimal place in the wrong bit Robf - it's around 0.022! :D
     
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    Thanks for that

    Thanks for the information chaps !!

    John Waterfield
     
  12. punydan

    punydan Monkey Juice

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    According to this calculator in a 29mph wind with jsb exact @ 45yds I would have to aim off 14" or 8 true mil dots:eek:
     
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    dan r you ready for deadly jason on sunday the man who can shoot things at 70 yards with a 22 (i think he should enter jackanory matey top story teller)
     
  14. JAGXKRS

    JAGXKRS Sparky's Bodyguard

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    Depends on which gun you use some take more than others, I've shot in wind where your aiming 12" off the plate never mind the kill and its not fun:eek::eek: Very nice when the bugger goes down though:D:D:D
     
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    remember, it's meaning side on, with no obstacles in the way.
     
  16. Bill Peat

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    is that using your very "spezial" MONKEY JUICE LUBE DAN?:eek::p:D
     
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    punydan Monkey Juice

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    Even Deadly lubed up to the eyeballs with monkey juice couldn't get eight mildots out of my scope, thats fourteen inches, thats longer than my foot! @ 45 yrds that is.
     
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    Shoot it on 6x mag and just under 5 mildots then.
     

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