Originally Posted by bigbuck
+1 on what you have said . Just one question .
Lets say the wind is blowing from the 3 o clock position to the 7 o clock position at the GUN.
Then say at the 6oo yard mark it is blowing from 3 to 9 ocloclk .
Lastly at the 1000 yard target it is blowing from 9 o clock to 3 o clock?
What would I dial for the windage ?
Not to high jack your thread mike but maybe you guys can help me see how this is done thanks
Hey guys, I'll throw my 2 cents worth in here. First Mike's 338 Rum is sweet, for a factory action and barrel the gun performs outstanding. He put another stock and brake on it and it's a pleasure to shoot!
To try and answer the above question I'd say this.
The bullet is going to be affected mostly when it's unstable. Shooting the 300's it may take 100 yds or so before the yaw is corrected. Take a spinning top for example. Once you spin it, the top wobbles at first before it's stabilized, this is true with bullets as well. So the moment the bullet comes out of the barrel, the wind will affect it most compared to downrange. If you have a cross wind from 3-9 the projectile will continue on that path until it meets a counter resistance. However it will never stop and go straight. I competed in 1000 yd benchrest for years and always paid attention to the wind closest to me. I never looked downrange.
There's a thing know as gyroscopic procession that explains this but I think people tend to make too much out of the whole process.
To prove my point I have a 1000yd I.B.S target I shot with a 300 WBY using 240 SMK with a score of 50 and a group of 4.040" with 3 shots touching across the center X
Hope this helps!