Wind Gun take more in one direction than the other?

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  1. simmmo

    simmmo Active Member

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    Anyone notice whether their gun takes more wind in one direction than the other.

    I don't mean left to right being blown slightly low and right to left being blown slightly high, but a big difference in horizontal spread.

    Obviously difficult to work out in ever changing conditions, just any thoughts.

    Andy
     
  2. RobF

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    not quite on zero on windage is my first thought, but wind is tricky to measure...

    i zero indoors, and leave it there no matter what seems odd... shooters at bisley in the light breeze there often complain of a windage error, only to find that back indoors it's bang on again...
     
  3. Gibbs

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    We sometimes get a steady and constant breeze here near the sea and I have picked the right days in the past to do various wind tests. A friend of mine in Perranporth has a perfect field with a sea view and with my wind speed meter I could confirm an almost constant wind speed. I haven't ever seen any difference in the deflection of a pellet in left and right winds of the same speed. So if you are experiencing that, then Rob's suggestion would be all I could think of.
    I could have saved myself a lot of time and effort by using Chairgun, but getting outside with the gun is far more fun.:)
     
  4. Conor

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    Some reckon indoors give windage error due to air density differences. Is this fact ot fiction, any ideas?
     
  5. RobF

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    Never seen it... cant however can be a problem with precise windage, that I have seen.

    I use it for checking/eliminating any crossover, and zero at the furthest distance available, which is 35 yds. By checking that and 8, i can dial out any crossover if it exists, but normally there is none.
     
  6. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    Not sure about air density but a 25m range I used to shoot in gave a tough of windage due to the air conditioning blast, you could see it move when it kicked in
     
  7. mikewills8904

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    might be an irish thing :D
     
  8. Conor

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    funny enough my source on the info was welsh:D
     

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