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Old 11-25-2009, 10:09 AM
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Head Wind

I was wondering if someone can tell me how a head wind effects a bullet down range: like drop at three four and five hundred yards. I was shooting yesterday into a 6mph head wind and was 2.5 inches low at 300 yards could this have been due to the wind
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:15 AM
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Re: Head Wind

In my limited experience, headwinds do *seem* to affect POI elevation. I cant give you any hard evidence though.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:35 AM
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I was wondering if someone can tell me how a head wind effects a bullet down range: like drop at three four and five hundred yards. I was shooting yesterday into a 6mph head wind and was 2.5 inches low at 300 yards could this have been due to the wind

It's called a no-value or zero-value for a reason. Unless you are shooting up or down hill don't worry about it. If you don't believe me punch the numbers into JBM, a 100mph no-value wind still gives you a zero adjustment.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:48 AM
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It's called a no-value or zero-value for a reason. Unless you are shooting up or down hill don't worry about it. If you don't believe me punch the numbers into JBM, a 100mph no-value wind still gives you a zero adjustment.
I agree that it is a no-value adjustment, but would there be any up or down drafts associated with a headwind?
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:28 AM
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Re: Head Wind

The layout of the terrain you are shooting over will dictate that. Hills, valleys, cliffs, etc can cause such.
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