Re: cross winds & downdrafts at 1150 & 1625
As an old glider pilot having done my fair share of ridge soaring, i can fully appreciate the presence of very strong up- and downdrafts in steep valleys. To say that i utilise it when shooting would be a vast exaggeration...
I feel a lot of people miss over and under to vertical wind, and think it is due to other variables, such as ES, bad shooting, wrong V0, wrong BC, WTF. In the hills and mountains, shooting these distances, a bullet is going to be blown up or down, period.
Just starting to get a sort of a grip on horisontal wind judgement, this weekend was a first for me in assessing the vertical vind, and making a first round hit on a target with a wind corrected elevation adjustment.
Just 980m out, but still.