Originally Posted by Jerry M
You would do much better to shoot 600 yard high power matches. Either prone (iron sights and reading the wind in a spotting scope) or F-Class (reading the wind in a spotting scope or rifle scope of adequate power). Looking at actual conditions on the range and how they effect the bullet will give you a much better idea, then reading about it. IMHO
Yes. But... it's both art and science.
Understanding exterior ballistics and how the wind and other conditions affect your bullet in flight is an important first step. Check out "Applied Ballistics" by Bryan Litz.
Then, practicing reading the conditions is where it all comes together.