Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


weather meters

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,130
weather meters

I dont own a weather meter. Im poor. need to know if the brunton wind (temp/wind speed) would be adequate for a first meter and shooting out to 600-700 yards. I dont want to spend the money on a krestel 3500 just yet, simply because i dont have the money right know and i want to practice lots before I try a long shot. so the question is not what would you do if you had the money or wanted to save... the question is WILL A CHEAPER WEATHER METER WORK FOR A 600-700 YARD SHOT. I dont have the rifle or range finder for any farther anyway.
and yes i know i should get a krestel, but i cant (wheres the frowning smily???)

Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-25-2009, 06:34 PM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Jun 2001
    Location: Potomac River
    Posts: 5,071
    Re: weather meters

    I use a Kestrel 1000. It only reads wind.

    At sometime in my life it came to my attention that water freeze at 32 degrees so I can usually figure out if water is frozen or not and then I know if it is really cold or only somewhat cold. If I am wearing only a T-shirt while hunting it means I am stupid and forgot my coat or else it is about 75 degrees or more.

    In other words, I usually have a good idea of the temperature and do not feel a lot of need for extreme accuracy in measuring it. Wind on the other hand is very important and you need to have a good meter.
    The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
    Reply With Quote



    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: weather meters
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Weather meters and Ballistics software-Palm or PC ADMIN FAQ - Your Hunting/Shooting Answer Is Here 7 09-12-2016 12:38 AM
    Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters All New Bluetooth Line CS T Equipment Discussions 3 12-06-2010 08:14 PM
    Kestrel Weather Meters CS T Other Stuff For Sale 4 06-07-2010 08:03 PM
    weather meters speedtech or kestrel? new shooter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 03-21-2007 04:54 PM
    kestrel 4000/4100 hand held weather meters jeff 300 Equipment Discussions 1 01-29-2006 10:03 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC