Gone With The Wind

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by Broken Brow, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Broken Brow

    Broken Brow Well-Known Member

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    A steady (unchanging) crosswind (90 degree angle) will push your POI off target, but your 10-inch pattern will maintain its density. If you make the proper adjustments to your POI, it will not reduce your max range.

    A wind from behind generally has a negligible effect on patterns. They will be close to patterns on a calm day. Just hold on target and fire.

    Shooting directly into a wind will open up patterns. An uneven/swirling wind also will reduce your pattern density. Wind gusts and variable winds make it difficult to predict the overall effect. Consider reducing your max range under these conditions.
     
  2. Broken Brow

    Broken Brow Well-Known Member

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    For those of you that do not get the newletter, here is a very timely article from August. All of the information will not be applicable at turkey ranges, but it is very informative.

    Reading The Wind