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Dennis Munn
08-06-2009, 06:42 PM
Question, Are any books advaible on reading the wind for 22 rifles? All I find are for large calibers. I shoot ARA targets and have yet to find any information on this problem

Butch Lambert
08-06-2009, 07:11 PM
The wind blows the same for all rifles. The rimfire bullet because of velocity and weight move a little more.

Dave S
08-06-2009, 08:40 PM

Here is a link that will help you with the wind.. Be sure and read all of the drop downs acrossed the top. It helped me..



08-06-2009, 08:56 PM
Do more practice shooting in the wind. Its always fun to practice shooting on calm days, but how many matches per year are shot in calm conditions. Pick some windy days to practice and see how the wind moves the bullet under different conditions.

08-07-2009, 11:29 AM
Read the sighter shot. Simplifies the matter significantly.

08-10-2009, 07:12 AM
I have a good sighter rifle
But when I move to the target
it always seems to lose its memory
do you think it might be developing alzheimer's
Im:confused: it is not very old

08-10-2009, 07:27 AM
With youngsters it's more likely A.D.D.

Ron Spears
08-10-2009, 07:46 AM
Cliff I thought you had to be old to get alzheimer's

08-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Read the sighter shot. Simplifies the matter significantly.

Not here in New England, the wind changes too fast. Sighters are more for scope and gun checking before you start shooting for score and reading the windflags before each scoring shot is more important I find...

For our conditions I think cliffkeesee's comment is right on target...

Here is a thread that should interest you about reading the wind: