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View Poll Results: Your hunting wind hold method

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  • Dial for wind

    3 6.52%
  • Use reticle to hold MOA or Mil

    18 39.13%
  • Adjust point of aim left/right

    29 63.04%
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Thread: Wind holds when hunting

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    Wind holds when hunting

    For those hunters that are shooting game at longer distances i’m keen to see the stats on what everyone’s go to method for compensating wind is when hunting. I haven’t created a poll before so hopefully this works! The three options i’m thinking are:

    1. Dialling for wind.
    2. Using reticle to account for wind. IE Leupold windplex reticle, hold 2MOA using reticle.
    3. Adjust point of aim. IE duplex reticle, aim for the crease, gut, bush in front etc to compensate.

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    d) Get closer.

    Used to "aim off" when using slug guns as kid, me and the cousins got pretty good, pulled off some hook shots that were only half-luck

    But yeah, I don't shoot animals at ranges like that now.
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    For my duplex reticle, i dial, for my ffp scope with subtensions, i hold. Generally my duplex reticle isnt shooting far enough for bother worrying for wind. Way i see it is do one but dont mix the two. Wind switches and varys speed.
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    a mix of 2 & 3, depending on conditions, range and scope.
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    I hold and let my wind go after the shot so they dont smell me

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    I hold and let my wind go after the shot so they dont smell me
    I need to adopt this method

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    Always hold for wind, if your holding off the animal your prob need to close the distance or pass it up

    Seen people dial wind the wrong way and it just puts the shits up me now
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    When a deer is feeding totally broadside on with neck outstretched AND facing in the direction of the wind I always aim just behind the shoulder as there is a HUGE margin to allow the wind to drift the bullet into its neck.

    If the wind gust dies down at the time of the shot the bullet will still hit in the kill zone which is why I like this method so much.

    I have shot a lot of animals on windy days using this method and it works really well providing that the deer is pretty much side on (with neck nicely in-line with the shoulder) and you are under 600 yards.

    On windy days if I can't get into the above situation I won't take a shot end of story.

    I thought I'd be clever once and allow for wind drift (based on windmeter & ballistic app) on a very windy day by holding just on guts and guess where the bullet ended up?? Wind is just to unpredictable IMO.
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    I dial.
    I also use the method where I do my best to judge the wind. Figure out how far out I could possibly be then dial either half or the quarters of that value. My aiming point must still be a killing shot and worse case scenario must also be a killing shot. If it is outside of this I need to get closer or change angle so wind less affects shot.
    Eg wind value equates to 6" of drift. Dial 3 or 4 " left. Worse case scenario bullet drifts 2 or 3 inches right of point of aim.
    Prefer animals facing down wind so bullet drifts further forward or misses rather than gut shot

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    I just keep my deers inside 300yds,point and shoot.Wind doesnt bother a 150gr sst at 2969ft/sec inside 300yds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Always hold for wind, if your holding off the animal your prob need to close the distance or pass it up

    Seen people dial wind the wrong way and it just puts the shits up me now
    This...

    I hold for wind, and if that means I am aiming off the animal (or at its guts) I won't take the shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Always hold for wind, if your holding off the animal your prob need to close the distance or pass it up

    Seen people dial wind the wrong way and it just puts the shits up me now
    This
    Also practice lots in the wind, you'll soon learn exactly where to hold off.
    Windy days on the gongs often teach just as much as calm days.

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    Thanks everyone who contributed to the poll. The data seems to be showing roughly what I expected.
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    I dial vertically.

    Then hold off for wind by reading the tussocks etc.

    I also go shoot at the range on our furthest gongs when its picking up that way I have a better idea.

    I know at 600y the 308 does drift significantly more than the 284 but then it's not apples when apples either.

 

 

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