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Thread: Got Wind??

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    Got Wind??

    There is this wonderful old book published in 1972 by Matt & Bruce Grant called "The Sharp Shooter". I'm fortunate to have a first edition.

    I've been re-familiarising myself with it's musty old pages, and came upon this, which I still use as a guide even today (I will risk being sued by the publishers')

    I have always remembered "strong breeze, 10mph", and based my rather rough judgements around that, and build the 10mph into my ballistic charts. I limit myself to under 500 yards though, which I strictly adhere to no matter the calibre.

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    Wind is my enemy,after having a cock up or two basically unless it is very calm I wont attempt a longer range shot on an animal.
    Wind reading and compensation requires practice and have I neither the time nor place to do it.
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    @Tahr wot a bloody coincidence. Today I actually purchased (via Antique Arms Assoc) 2 books from the estate of Bruce Grant. Then you start your thread and I thinks who is this Bruce Grant? So I Googled Matt & Bruce Grant and lo and behold I ended up at Tardme and there is a copy of your book. I now own it for $18. Thanks for your posting mate.
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    I've got a copy somewhere.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    What do you mean ... old .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driverman View Post
    What do you mean ... old .
    Anyone one pre 1980

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunta View Post
    Anyone one pre 1980
    No the word for that is "prime". You're mixing it up with pre 1960...
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