Mirage and wind direction

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Canadian Bushman, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Down here in south texas its getting warm and sunny and my love/hate relationship with mirage has resurfaced. I commonly shoot across farmland where there is a severe lack of trees so mirage is a welcome sight on some days. I read across some things that said there were studied techniques to determining wind direction as well as value from mirage, and i was wondering if anyone could share their experience on this?
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have used mirage for reading wind with some good success. I have found it most difficult to shoot with a heavy mirage on full boil. I usually try to wait it out or change my scope power settings.
    This gives a pretty good explanation:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoVai3Suszk"]Shooting Tip - Reading Mirage - YouTube[/ame]
     

  3. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks grey fox, that was a good video.
    Im actually looking for more on determing the wind direction from mirage, but i appreciate the input
     
  4. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    This is my current cheat sheet for wind reading.
    Notice the difference in wind speeds as stated in video. Another difficulty in learning to read mirage. Lol
     

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