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Tom Berridge
10-06-2013, 03:30 PM
The local club where I shoot has a 100yrd. range that is in some what of a hollow. The rifle range has a shed that is concrete block inclosed all but the front.The first 50yrds is open on both sides,the last 50yrds. has woods on both sides,and behind the target butt is a 40 foot wall of dirt and stone. As you can tell it is fairly enclosed but still gets very switching winds. Having only one wind flag,my question is,where to put the wind flag,somewhere between the first 50 yrds. or down near the target butt ? Is a bullet affected more by wind near the muzzle or near the target ?
Tom

Greyfox
10-06-2013, 04:28 PM
The local club where I shoot has a 100yrd. range that is in some what of a hollow. The rifle range has a shed that is concrete block inclosed all but the front.The first 50yrds is open on both sides,the last 50yrds. has woods on both sides,and behind the target butt is a 40 foot wall of dirt and stone. As you can tell it is fairly enclosed but still gets very switching winds. Having only one wind flag,my question is,where to put the wind flag,somewhere between the first 50 yrds. or down near the target butt ? Is a bullet affected more by wind near the muzzle or near the target ?
Tom

The simplest answer is, get more flags. In a situation like that a single flag really won't be much help.
BTW- I have several that I'm about to sell....cheap.

Rick

Hunter
10-06-2013, 05:01 PM
I have several that I'm about to sell....cheap.

Details please? :D

I sent you an email but it "bounced" back as undeliverable.

Greyfox
10-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Details please? :D

I sent you an email but it "bounced" back as undeliverable.

not sure what address you used.

my email is: tnmountainaire@bellsouth.net

Rick

abintx
10-06-2013, 06:42 PM
The local club where I shoot has a 100yrd. range that is in some what of a hollow. The rifle range has a shed that is concrete block inclosed all but the front.The first 50yrds is open on both sides,the last 50yrds. has woods on both sides,and behind the target butt is a 40 foot wall of dirt and stone. As you can tell it is fairly enclosed but still gets very switching winds. Having only one wind flag,my question is,where to put the wind flag, somewhere between the first 50 yrds. or down near the target butt ? Is a bullet affected more by wind near the muzzle or near the target?Tom

Purchase at least 4 flags. Here's a real good source: http://www.brflags.com/flags.html One of which could be Rick's uppy/downy vertical indicating flag. Place them at 20, 40, 60, and 80 yards to start. Then move them to different locations to see how they respond to the various open areas, structures, walls, mounds, trees, etc.

Most shooters would say that the bullet is affected more near the muzzle, however, Tom [Speedy] Gonzalez says that he often kept more of an eye on the 60-70 yard flag ["Watch the 60-70 yard flags--that's where the story's told, for both 100- and 200-yard matches."] Let experience shooting over your own flags be your guide. In the mean time, watch your neighbors flags.

Boyd Allen
10-07-2013, 11:41 AM
I think that the only way to find out what works best for your range is to experiment. Personally, I would rather have four stakes with surveyors' tape attached to their tops, hanging down to the ground, than be limited to one flag, and with those, cost should not be an issue. At this point, IMO you are trying to get by with too little information about what the wind is doing between you and the target.