Re: Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock
Good read. However I don't agree with him at all with the part of holding for a small wind correction and dialing for a big wind correction, and that if it's a big correction he will hold off the shot to see why he missed that badly.
Here's the exact quote
"If I need to fire a follow up shot because of poor windage and the correction is small I hold off, if it is a big correction I dial the correction (if the correction is big I am a lot more likely to stop and see what I have done wrong as long as I have not made a poor hit on the animal).
I do not like to hold off for wind as this is just not accurate enough for the shots and distances I want to work at."
IMO this is just flat out wrong. Regardless of what the hold is, if you saw the first impact regardless of amount of change, make the second shot as fast as you can before the conditions change and hold the amount you saw on the first miss. Why stop and let the conditions change??? now you have to start from scratch. Just hold the wind and read it, if it get's stronger hold a little more, if it gets weaker, hold a little less. But regardless, make the second shot as fast as you can in the conditions you made the first one.
I also don't agree with the last statement, that holding isn't accurate enough, really??? why is that? I hold all my wind, always have to distance out to 1000y. Again, IMO wind is too dynamic and changes too rapidly to dial it. By the time you dial it, it's probably changed enough to make your dial correction slightly off, so IMO it's actually less accurate than holding, which allows you to make the change for the conditions RIGHT NOW, not 30 seconds ago.
I'm a tactical shooter but this applies in both practices, whether target is an animal or otherwise.