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    Reading the Wind for that long shot

    One of the hardest parts of long range shooting/hunting. The photo is from Norways LR CD and illustrates the wind speed in relation to flags, same principal can be used for vegetation. The wind meter I use is a Kestrol 2500.

    How do others read the wind?



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    I've got a kestrel meter
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    I can't believe it. Crzyman didn't get the good model :grin:

    I don't get that flash, if it blows my hat off it's windy. If I have to lean into it then it's fucking windy and I should be home, which is what I did tonight.

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    hey talking of Norways LR cd. Is anyone able to make a copy for me and post?
    I thought someone else was doing it from the other place, but since I deleted my user name over there they may have packed a shit

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    PM me for address and i'll send one to you
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    I can't believe it. Crzyman didn't get the good model :grin:

    I don't get that flash, if it blows my hat off it's windy. If I have to lean into it then it's fucking windy and I should be home, which is what I did tonight.
    You dont need the flash harry to get wind speed, I got what Norway recomended
    If its guns, tits or tyres it's going to cost you lots of money

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    I have a Kestrel 4000 and damned if I can make shots even at 450 - 550yrds in a wind . where I shoot there area lot of gullies and even if I get say a 10pmh wind where i am it's probably alot sronger through the gully I'm shooting across.
    I've missed that many shots trying to do it the proper way I very rarely even take the thing now.

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    I use mine all the time, just not for long range. The pressure is at 1020 so I know no rain for a bit In fact it goes pretty much everywhere with me, the 4500 with the cradle thingy to download.

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    To test the wind where Im shoot from, I just use the "how far does a piece of grass go" test ie If the grass flys 4m that equates to 10mph
    ( I usually run on 1m = 4kph )


    or you could just watch which way the birds a flying
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I have a Kestrel 4000 and damned if I can make shots even at 450.
    Yeah, me too, I cant even find the sights on my 2500 Kestrel. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I have a Kestrel 4000 and damned if I can make shots even at 450 - 550yrds in a wind . where I shoot there area lot of gullies and even if I get say a 10pmh wind where i am it's probably alot sronger through the gully I'm shooting across.
    I've missed that many shots trying to do it the proper way I very rarely even take the thing now.

    In that case, the obvious conclusion to come to is that you're not doing it 'the proper way'.

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    No shit Sherlock.
    I await your return with bated breath so you can correct this fault.:have a nice day:

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    As do I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I have a Kestrel 4000 and damned if I can make shots even at 450 - 550yrds in a wind . where I shoot there area lot of gullies and even if I get say a 10pmh wind where i am it's probably alot sronger through the gully I'm shooting across.
    I've missed that many shots trying to do it the proper way I very rarely even take the thing now.

    Well, what do you think now? *cough 411 yard first-round rabbit with 52gr .22-250 in 4-8 m/s cough* (and the rest)

 

 

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