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    wind reading

    1ST of all i dont want this to turn in too a pissing contest

    how do you guys read the wind? mainly the speed
    took the mighty 308 out to 900meters today had a 6 oclock wind at firing position but looked to be a 3 to 9 wind at target that needed 2milrad to correct from, mananged to hit a few times but took a few rounds to get there
    any tips for a noob

    mite also help some others out there, spread the love

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    There is many things one will learn over time about wind reading but use any and all resources to gain knowledge .
    I would ask you why do you think you will start a pissing contest with a thread like this, something all shooters should have idea about ??

    The basics are the basics are the basics -wind strength and directions - but as we know there are obstacles that can cause disturbances in the force while the projectile travels to its intended impact point .
    I think visual training aids are great to use and our member Norway has actually done some very good stuff for wind reading that is sensible amongst others that I will mention also -give me a minute and I will grab some stuff of the net for you to look at and chat more about this subject
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    I like this visual aid of Norways -simple and effective Longrange blog 5, wind - YouTube

    Ultimate Sniper Mirage reading and wind reading

    Ultimate Sniper Instructional - range estimation wind 2 - YouTube

    Ultimate Sniper Instructional - range estimation wind - YouTube
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    There is loads more to talk about but lets see this thread progress .I hope you don't just get the OL get" Norways CD "-no disrepect to Norway - and leave it at that LOl.
    these is many more good resources to utilize -use them all they're fun
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    yeah been doing a bit of looking myself, had a tricky range today that was over a gully so nothing realy to gauge the wind speed or direction

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    We dont need to invent the wheel so check these links out,there is good incite of others to be had-- some turn into a shit fight f opinion but thats opinion for you

    reading mirage with rifle scope? - Sniper's Hide Forums

    Wind read- More important at gun or target? - Sniper's Hide Forums

    mirage thoughts - Sniper's Hide Forums
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    were these links of interest to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el borracho View Post
    were these links of interest to you?
    yip came across most of them in my own research sessions

    will get out and get more practice

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    I think putting a few wind flags out if you can would be a big help. Obviously you can't do that in the field, but while practicing it would help to show cause and effect of the wind and terrain, and yeah, practice practice. . .

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    thats a good idea especially in challenging terrain
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    Good to see this thread grow! whats calibrated tape?
    Tweed or not to Tweed that is the question

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    me and my mate between us know everything -I suspect this is one he knows
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