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Question about wimd meters....

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Unread 07-16-2006, 11:32 PM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

My new Skywatch Meteos arrived from (They seem to have the best prices). Testing against my Caldwell this weekend I was very impressed with the Skywatch Meteos . Unfortunately for the 3rd time this year, I forgot to turn off my Caldwell and the CR2032 battery was dead. (I do this about half the time when using the illuminated reticle on my NF scopes).

I'm going to order the Kestrel 2500 with the Speedtech Wind Tunnel - Given this combination:
Meets NCAA Track and Field requirements and provides precise wind velocity in a <font color="red"> specific direction</font> for precision measurements.

I'm guessing it will be my best unit.

Let me know when you get the portable wind direction unit, that's what I really need.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 09:52 AM
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Caldwell Wind Wizard now $30 at Midway

My 2nd unit arrived and the bearings were bad. It was not smooth and wouldn't read at .2 MPH. The non-defective unit is amazingly smooth.

$30 Caldwell Wind Wizard
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Unread 07-27-2006, 10:19 AM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

I have a question.

Why can't I take a reading 90 degrees to my rifle and use that number? Isn't this the wind that my bullet will see? Why do i care what the full wind is unless that happens to be at 90 degrees?


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Unread 07-27-2006, 11:21 PM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

I just got a sportmans guide catlog today ,
It has the wind wizard in it for $35.00 . they are on the web to
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Unread 07-28-2006, 12:22 AM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

They are only $30 at MidwayUSA
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Unread 07-29-2006, 09:58 PM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

All I can say is "try it and let us know!" I honestly haven't played with a wind meter that has to be pointed into the wind to give full wind value and have no idea if holding it 45 degrees to the wind will give an accurate 50% reading. I would think that the manufacturers would try to make units that are directional "forgiving" of not being held exactly into the wind and still give close to full value even when held at a slight angle to it, but then I've been wrong before... Just ask my ex, my boss, my friends...
I am serous about hearing the results though. Great consept if it works!
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Unread 07-30-2006, 02:43 AM
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Re: Question about wimd meters....

hi all
that is a good you hold the wind meter in to the wind to find out what direction it is coming from,and take a reading,say 3 O'Clock @ 7 mph and then put this in to your exbal.
or do you put 3 O'Clock in exbal and then take a reading at 12 O'Clock say 3 mph and put that in. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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