This whole thread is about ethics. Basically the original post was asking if this was an ethical shot... without actually using the word "ethical". If ethics are banned. This entire thread should be removed, but because it isn't removed yet, I will give my opinion. A 0-5 mph wind is what I've found to be the most inconsistant. It comes in gusts. At least from my own observation, I would rather shoit far with a fast, consistant wind, than a wind you can't predict. I believe that unless you are shooting a 375 chey-tec, 416 Barret, 50 BMG, or some other ultra high BC very heavy bullet, everything past 1200 yards has a certain degree of luck. Even the best shooter in the world, with a perfect wind call, has to pray that the wind doesn't change during the multiple second bullet flight. Don't get me wrong, I love shooting steel at 1400, 1600, and a mile. But sometimes I feel that it is wasted ammo because I could make an absolutely PERFECT wind call, have PERFECT dope, make a PERFECT trigger press and follow through.... and while the bullet is half way to the target, mother nature says "eh, I don't think so" and there goes your shot. Even just a light 2 mph gust can make for a 12 inch miss at 1300 depending on the bullet and velocity. I can usually put three shots consecutive into a 10" by 14" steel plate at 1200. But I won't shoot an animal pat 700. Partly because I can only GUARANTEE 100%, a clean kill at 700 and under. And partially because stalking an animal is the fun part, not shooting. I can shoot at steel for fun.