View Full Version : Wind and shooting

02-25-2012, 6:48 PM
I have 2 new long guns to sight in and one function test to perform. Today was crap because winds were 10-20 mph. Tomorrow looks like 5-10 so its looking like a go. At what point do you call off a range trip?

02-25-2012, 6:49 PM
consider it all practice getting your call.

02-26-2012, 9:35 AM
I wanted to sight in my 257Roberts that just came back with a new Douglas match grade barrel but will wait for a better day myself also. Today I will just load ammo for my squirrel shoot.

02-27-2012, 8:51 AM
If you are right here go to Chabot in Castro Valley

02-27-2012, 11:39 AM
what range (distance) are u shooting at? and also, i dont call off range days because of wind. maybe pouring rain, but wind is a good way to practice reading the wind.

02-27-2012, 11:56 AM
For sighting in?

I'm with OP here. If you want to sight in a rifle, it's best to do it on a windless day. If you're just out practicing, then yeah, it would be a good day to test your windage skills.

02-27-2012, 6:23 PM
If you get the Outdoor Channel on Comcast you should check out a show called
"Best of the West". They provide a lot of good tips on long range shooting and doping the wind.

I forget who it is but they also advertise a dvd by a respected shooter that goes through the fundementals of long range/sniper shooting.