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Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:41 PM
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Re: Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock

what reticle are you using? I know some people are coming out with a wind calibrated reticle. meaning if the wind is 5mph there's a hash mark for it on the reticle, it's supposed to be very fast.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:12 PM
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Re: Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock

I'm using the Huskemaw scope and it has 8 MOA marks left and right. Also has standard dialing but I rarely dial windage. The wind allowance numbers are on a row above the yardage marks on the turret and are bullet and condition specific. I can't see how the wind velocity could be incorporated into the lens and be accurate for different bullets. The wind hold for low BC bullets can be double that of high BC bullets. Most generic scope adjustments are all pretty effective out to 500 yards but after that you better be doping the wind and other conditions a lot closer if you want to make a good hit. That said , I've got 8 MOA each side but that is only about 2 1/2 mils so the mil dots will give more hold over (off) than the MOA but the MOA is much finer adjustment. It's easier to hold 1/2 MOA than 1/6 mil.
Phil Conklin.... Shooting Instructor for The Best of the West
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:23 PM
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Re: Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock

I'm not sure how they work. Same with bullet specific reticles, if you drastically change conditions they're not accurate either, meaning from shooting at sea level to shooting at 10,000 DA, it just wont work well. It sounds nifty though!!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Reading The Wind by Shawn Carlock

As I understand it 1 mil is 3.6" @ 100yds. and 3.44moa. Chief you were correct. I had not had my caffeine yet this morning. That right there is proof to every body who reads this thread the value of a mil/mil or moa/moa system. I unfortunately did not understand that when I had premier build that scope for me years ago. I have a 6.5-20x50LRTAC Leupold BLACK RING scope with M1 turrets in moa. Leupold does not offer these any more as I believe they are twins to the Mark 4. Since I am much more familiar with moa I have just memorized what each hash/dot represents in moa but have not found it to be a reliable way to hold for wind (surprise, surprise). I plan on upgrading asap! On my drop chart that I carry I drew a diagram of my reticle with MOA references. Stupid but cheap for now.
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