Re: Wind adjustment
Wind is a guesstimating game, there are things like hand held wind meters, range flags and with experience grasses, leaves, mirage, dust, ect. That will help you get a reading. But you have to keep in mind that what ever indicator you have is valid only at it's location, Don't get me wrong I feel (graduated) indicators are invaluable as they'll tell you what the wind is doing without a doubt you can then look at natural indicators and that way learn to read them as well. But there isn't any way to really get a 100% handle on the wind and eliminate it effects, it's just far to shifty for that.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.