So here is the question. What speed of wind do you say, "forget it and stay home", providing there is not a competition?
Living in Cordell OK, I'd say around 25 solids, with 40 mph gusts, it's stay home. This goes for shooting, hunting, fishing, driving, farming, feeding hay, stargazing, sitting on the front porch, etc...
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That is pretty much up to you on that one!! Everyone will have a different limit that they set for themselves. You have to decide at what wind speed you lose confidence in your ability of hitting your target constantly. On the other hand it is nice to shoot on windy days for the practice on reading the wind conditions depending on the distance in my opinion. Shoot if all this were easy everyone would be doing this!!
I'll bite. Here in Utah, I hunt big, rugged, steep country. The wind does crazy things in the mountains. A 15-20mph wind would send me and the wildlife home. I shoot in 'em for the experience, but don't go out to hunt in 'em.
I've spent some time on the Prairie in North Dakota with Nate Dagley. We went out one evening in 30mph plus wind. I figured we were wasting our time. At home, the deer would be in thick cover. Nate shot a great buck around 600 yards. He made a perfect shot. A few years ago I was up there for the winter. We went coyote hunting, 30 below and at least 30mph wind. Nate nailed a sleeping coyote just shy of 500 yards. We shot f-class in 25mph wind.
Guess my point is, it depends where you live. On the prairie where the animals are accustomed to the wind and will be out in it, you can use it. Nate knew where the deer and coyotes would be in the conditions.
Living in Wyoming I just pick a time/date and go shooting! If I waited for good wind conditions I'd never pull a trigger.
Getting a load dialed in is challengeing to say the least but once dialed in the wind is gonna blow=you might as well know how to shoot in it.
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