Head Wind

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tommyc279, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. tommyc279

    tommyc279 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if someone can tell me how a head wind effects a bullet down range: like drop at three four and five hundred yards. I was shooting yesterday into a 6mph head wind and was 2.5 inches low at 300 yards could this have been due to the wind
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    In my limited experience, headwinds do *seem* to affect POI elevation. I cant give you any hard evidence though.
     

  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    It's called a no-value or zero-value for a reason. Unless you are shooting up or down hill don't worry about it. If you don't believe me punch the numbers into JBM, a 100mph no-value wind still gives you a zero adjustment.
     
  4. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I agree that it is a no-value adjustment, but would there be any up or down drafts associated with a headwind?
     
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    The layout of the terrain you are shooting over will dictate that. Hills, valleys, cliffs, etc can cause such.