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How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

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Unread 04-08-2011, 06:06 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

I agree with Yobuck! There isn't any gadget that can replace practice. Doping the wind with science is 100% worthless where I hunt, flat landers would probably do well with cool stuff though. Hunting box end gullys and over the top of deep ravines, knowing what the wind is doing from where I am shooting from doesn't mean a thing. The only thing a guy around here can rely on is experience!
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Unread 07-27-2011, 04:45 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

Originally Posted by yobuck View Post
the cliche about old dogs and new tricks is probably true.
im 76 years old. ive been being told all my life there are smarter people with better ways.
certainly that is true in many situations. medical science is but one area where that is evident. computers are another area. we could go on and on about other things positivly affecting our lives.
many things however turn out to be more beneficial for the seller than the user.
some of the products were told are important/necessary to have for long range hunting/shooting fit that mold.
its not that they dont work, as much as they arent necessary.
long range 1000 yd benchrest target shooting has its roots in a place named bodines near williamsport pa.
many world records have been set there including the current 10 shot record.
some of the shooters there are among the best in the world.
if you visit there as a spectator as i have you will see wind flags.
i doubt you will see an individual using a wind meter/weather station.
many shooters will wait till the last seconds before firing their last sighter.
when the sighter target comes down and the record target goes up things happen very quickly.
you will see most shooters machine gun all 10 shots as fast as they can get them off.
that technique hasent changed in the 40 + years ive been visiting there.
if david tubbs were to shoot there he would undoubtedly do likewise.

fact is there are no experts when it comes to dealing with wind.
especially in a hunting situation where wide deep valleys could be encountered.
put a river or large stream in the equasion and it could compound the problems.

as for cosine or uphill/downhill, weve been dealing with that successfully for decades. it is a very important item but dosent require a costly peice of equiptment.

the keys to success in long range shooting/hunting is a good rifle, a good shooter, and a good spotter with very good tripod mounted glasses.
become proficient with your rifle and listening to your spotter.
practice getting from where it hit to where its supposed to hit with the next shot in the event of a miss.
its amazing to me how much emphasis is placed on gadgets, and how little on spotters.

all those lures in the tackle shop wont make you a better fisherman.
but that dosent stop guys like bill dance from trying to sell you some.

all the shooting gadgets were being exposed to wont make any difference either.
learn to shoot and you wont need them.
Amen brother.
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Unread 07-27-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

+1 on practice and experience.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

I boughgt the Video as well as Shawn Carlocks 4 videos via this website a few weeks ago. I got the chance to watch them this weekend, and while I loved the quality that went into the production of the Best of the West Video, I felt the instruction was sub par. And like a lot of others commented I felt like it was a advertisement for Huskemaw.

But then again I use MIL Dots and dial in based on those calculations.

I would like to see a video, don't really care who produces it on setting up your rifle for long range shooting.

Shawns Reloading Video is excellent.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

I have question that honestly is not a comment. Why is it popular to use a scope with mili radian spaceing and then crank the crosshairs for windage. adjustment
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Unread 08-24-2011, 04:54 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

For the first 200 - 300 yards if you can use the mil dots to shoot, it is faster than dialing in.

1. You have to know where your load shoots at those mil dots.
2. You have to practice with it!
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Unread 06-13-2014, 10:34 PM
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Re: How To Dope The Wind Beyond Belief-DVD Review

Since I am an old dog, and have been shooting in conditions for decades, I was hoping that the DVD would be more than Huskemaw commercial. This video would be good for neophytes but does nothing for anyone who has already shot competitively at 1000 yards. 90 minutes of wasted time and $40 down the drain. G. Davids hand tip is about all that I learned from this video. Good advice on watching the pollen flow across a hollow, get closer.
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