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Your best 1,000+ yd. windy day shooting.

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Unread 03-08-2010, 09:33 PM
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Re: Your best 1,000+ yd. windy day shooting.

Fiftydriver,
Do you shoot in canyons or mostly flatter ground like rolling hills?
Where I shoot it's all steap sided canyons that were torched in a forest fire. 35,000 acres. Very little trees, and draws and fingers everywhere, all open or covered with brush. I'll find a photo and put it on here.
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    Where we shoot its wide open, not a tree around but has alot of draws and coulees and steep side hills. Generally, if the wind is blowing over 10 mph, we have at least three wind directional changes over 1000 yards. FUN to estimate, in fact, generally you just have to shoot and see in some conditions.

    Many will say they can call wind direction and conditions cold all the time, I for one can not and I know for a fact that most can not. I have shot and hunted with Shawn Carlock and I will say he is about as gifted at reading conditions as anyone I have met. For me, I shoot REALLY high BC bullets at high velocity to cover my rear as much as possible with condition errors!!! And shoot alot in the wind, very good practice. If I am not accuracy testing, it really can not be to windy to go shoot, always learn more shooting in the wind then when its calm in my opinion.
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    Re: Your best 1,000+ yd. windy day shooting.

    My thoughts exactly. All of the above.
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    Re: Your best 1,000+ yd. windy day shooting.

    I went out today to shoot steel at 1,472 yards. 24"x24"x3/8".
    5mph steady wind with gusts to 15mph. Took a few sighters on a rock @1,455. Next 3 shots went 4.5"... Next 3 shots went 1 off target and 2 @ 3" center to center, low right.
    Then the wind really picked up and I was missing every shot 6"-8" to the right no matter what I corrected for. Tried waiting it out but no luck. Just kept blowing harder and more eradic. I will save my bullets for a calmer day.
    338 Edge, 300 gr. Lapua.
    I have some Lehigh 245 gr. solids coming. They will knock 30" of wind off the lapua's. Should help. Hope so.[/IMG]

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    Re: Your best 1,000+ yd. windy day shooting.

    i know these arent 15 shot groups but these are my first 2 - 3 shot groups at 965 with my new 338 lapua improved. 250gr mk. now if i can just get that other shot in with the other 2 i think i might have something.


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