Originally Posted by paphil
Walkinghorseman, I looked everywhere for your name on national championship rosters but could find no walkinghorseman as winners!
You have shot enough to know that there is no easy way to dope the wind. There s no formula that will give perfect results. The video was intended to help beginners and experts develop some knowledge of some of the things to look for while shooting in the wind. And as for being advertisement for Huskemaw, How many other scopes out there give you an accurate wind hold number right on your turret? Having the yardage and the wind hold on the turret is much quicker when shooting in changing conditions than looking at a chart and counting clicks. A young shooter could probably learn as much shooting with you as watching the video if you would take time to teach them! I would love to meet you and shoot with you someday.
Phil, thanks for the response. You are right, you won't find me as a registered competitor. Several years I acquired a rifle capable of being competitive and started shooting F-Class casually in NH at 600 yards and last year here in NE at 1000. I'm in the twilight of my shooting career and at a point where I have the time to spend developing advanced skills. I will be the first to say that there is no substitute for trigger time. I have a Windtronics and use range flags and have shot on a number of different ranges over the years. Each range and each day is different. I have a 100 yard range at home. Putting an accurate 22 LR on the bags is as good a training tool as any. I shot 1000 yard F-Class a couple weeks ago in a 3x20 match. During my third relay, there was a letup where the entire line went dead for 7-8 minutes. AND THEN, conditions switched. The guys that do well on this range, and any other range, are the ones that shoot it a lot. What is David reading when this happens? How does he adjust?
Instead of the historic pre-amble by Phil, I would have thought that there would have been some discussion of how much wind starts to move the grass and turn the leaves. How much raises dust, how much sways the bushes and the trees. At what level does it become audible. What are the key indicators that he uses? How do you evaluate intermediate conditions between the line and the target for worth? Being an 11 time World Hi-Power champ, David certainly has a lot of knowledge and tricks in his range cart. Based on the title of the video, I fully expected more.
Maybe I have some attention deficit and missed something. Or maybe I fell asleep during Phils off topic dissertation. I felt that the video had too much filler and not enough subject matter. It could have been a half hour in stead of 90 minutes and cost $15.
Over the years, I shot in a lot of club matches for score against shooters who do compete. One thing that I have observed is that people who compete do not willingly coach or help. Maybe what I have learned here is that the only way to get this is through a school and trigger time. One of the limiting factors in developing long range skills is range access. We don't all have a range just around the corner.
Sorry for ruffling your feathers. I'm not saying that your product is bogus, you could have spoken to the principles without the marketing spin.
If you don't mind, I would like to email you personally.