I just got home from a little practice trip. I am waiting for the turrets for my Huskemaw scope
, but While I'm waiting I decided to print out a drop sheet from the data that I collected previously and go shoot using my "clicks" turret. 3 clicks per minute of angle is an easy enough adjustment.
I check my 200 yard zero, and it is spot on. I decide to start easy and check my clicks at 300. Again, dead on, with the proper wind hold.
I back up to 500 yards and start to see why doping the wind is so challenging. My drop was dead on, but I had 1 shot 2 inches left of center, 1 shot 1 inch right of center, and one shot 3 inches right of center. Good enough to kill a deer, but I need to practice more.
Finally, I back up to 700 yards, which was as far away as I could get where I was shooting this evening. To get to 700 yards I had to go way north and shoot back into the wind. I had previously been shooting across the wind. The wind was blowing between 7-13mph from the south. I put in the appropriate clicks and let my first round go. It hit 1 inch low of the target. I thought I may have pulled it, so I let two more go. They all landed in the same place, 1-3 inches below my target. This would have been 1 1/4-1 1/2 MOA low of center.
My question is this. Will a head wind slow a bullet down enough to cause this? If so, how much effect will a tail wind have?
Any help would be appreciated, especially since I am just getting started in this game. Thanks,