Re: Wind deflection at the muzzle
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With a gust of wind, the earlier the angle of the bullets path is changed, the farther it will be off in a given distance. 1 moa at 200 yards is about 2", at 400 yards it's about 4", so if it has traveled 200 yards already and hits a 10 mph full value wind (3 o'clock or 9 o'clock) it will deviate half what it would have if it had encountered the gust at the muzzle and had twice the distance to still travel.
100 mph winds, reminds me of a time when I was younger on a fishing boat 75 miles off shore just joggin along in a storm with a steady 100 and gusting to 120 knots on the wind meter. I was setting in the wheelhouse on watch, the huge fire extinguishers had blown loose from the walk rail outside but were tethered off, they were flying perfectly horizontal in the wind. What a storm that was! Made the 220 foot boat I was on seem real fricken small!!! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]