Thought I would share this with you guys.
The effect wind has on a bullet
Wind really works on my nerves. Of all the things one has to learn about shooting, wind is the worst. I still rely on the miss to tell me whats happening down range when the sighting range isn't in the same direction as the targets and the grass is too short to give me a clue.
It's worse still when we shoot at ranges which have bordering walls on the left and right. This causes the wind to swirl in the first lane and the last lane so effectively the pellet gets pushed left and then right in lane 1 and right and left in lane ten and the other hassle is gusty winds or inconsistant winds.
Arnold, I disagree.
I think a faster pellet will have a flatter trajectory, but be influenced by the wind more, as the effects of air resistance increases exponentially with an increase in speed.
Its not the time that the wind is acting on the pellet, but rather the amount of air hitting the pellet, and for a given distance this would be the same. The only diffirence being the faster pellet hitting the wind at a higher rate of speed.
if E=MC2 then the energy or force acting on the pellet will increase exponentially with an increase in speed, while the time that this force is applied only decreases linearly.
This is just a theory, not much practical experience, except for my dad's 222remington wich was a lot more sensitive to wind than the .22
If my theory is correct, then a heavier pellet at the same speed would of course be much less affected by wind.