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How do you judge wind speed while hunting?

15 Aug 2015
@ 11:20 pm (GMT)

Craig Henard

I know most realize that the wind is one of the most difficult variables in shooting at game .

We can adjust either our hold or turrets for elevation but bullet drop for the most part is a constant.
Wind has a huge effect on bullets and where they land as opposed to where they were aimed at 150 yards or so and farther especially if over 3mph or more.

I am interested in what method or methods that everyone uses to determine wind speed and direction when in the hunting fields.



15 Aug 2015
@ 11:45 pm (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: How do you judge wind speed while hunting?
hi craig.
Nathan has out lined some basic info on wind near the bottom of this

i guess your like me eagerly awaiting this next book sounds like its going to be a winner already.

16 Aug 2015
@ 12:22 am (GMT)

Warwick Marflitt

Re: How do you judge wind speed while hunting?
I brought a wind gauge as a Air Conditioning service tool as it does temp and velocity . I use it for Hang gliding launch site wind speed and so have just used it as well for shooting. It's good to as it will read in mph,kmh,Knots and meters per second cost $100 at Dick smiths
18 Aug 2015
@ 05:39 am (GMT)


Re: How do you judge wind speed while hunting?
There's really only one way. Experience.
Wind meters are ok but they only show speed where you are. I carried one around for a while at work. I'm supposed to work in nothing over 10km wind speed. There's always debates about it. But you just guess it then check your Metre on a daily basis.
Full bore shooting is good. You have lots of flags all the way towards the target. Watch and read them. All of them acting different. Then see what the grass and trees are doing. As there are no flags where I hunt.
There are also others there to talk to and learn from. Maybe I'm lucky my range is all open over guts or dips in the contour. A 300 range following a bank cut into the hill side isn't so good. As it's not natural.

So get out there and teach yourself. It can be a bit of a dark art. And there really is no amount of money that can read it for you. Just experience. Sure read up everything you can and try to apply it. There is a lot to it.
As far as full bore. If your in new zealand most places let you join in. You don't need anything special, or to be a member. Pay your five dollars or whatever be safe and Just
shoot your match.


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