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    Sharp Shooter
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    Hey guys. I was thinking about wind and aiming off. Is there a way to get this right? I have only ever shot my pellet gun and really battle with knowing where to shoot if the wind is blowing. Is there a technique that I can use to improve my accuracy in the wind? I think the guys in England have had a lot more practice at it than we have, Dale got any advice from that side? :1zhelp

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    Only one way to get the hang of aiming off for wind and that is lots of practice. Even then it will still catch you out every so often.

    Dale

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    Dale , thanx for that.Suspected it would come down to trigger time.

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    Adding a windicator helps you to see how strong the wind are where you are sitting. By using this you get a fair idea and start creating your OWN windscale.

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    Next time I see Urabus I will have to copy his windicator.Never seen you use 1 Lewis.Or does tallent play a role ? :dunno

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    Phew, when I saw the title of this forum I thought Allan was going to give us the nitty-gritty details of some medical condition. :eek

    My advice was going to be to get a cork, and lay off the baked beans.



    -b

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    Thanks phumelelo , just what I was looking for.Some Boere raad! :thumbsup
    <span class='smallblacktext'>[ Edited Wed Nov 23 2005, 02:31PM ]</span>

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    Ja, I also battle to aim when the guy next to me is breaking w...

    But, seriously, if possble switch to a heavier pellet than normal?

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    The heavier pellet will give you more lost points through trajectory/rangefinding issues than any perceived gains in wind deflection (bearing in mind I am talking about FT using 12Ft.lbs).

    Having shot FT through the times when Superdomes were the thing, then Bisley Magnum/Barracuda Match, Crosman Premier and now the AA/JSB pellets, I can honestly say with experience, screw going back to the 10.5 grain pellets. :headshake

    Dale

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    correct me if i'm wrong.....
    at 12ftlbs, is there really an advantage by using heavier pellets re wind deflection????

    heavier pellet = lower velocity = more time for the wind to affect its trajectory.

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    Look carefully next time you see me shooting FT Allan. Allways have a windicator on the rifle, small but it is there.

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    Lewis ? Why dont you sleep at night ? Posting replies at that time of the night !

    Many years ago an old man told me omly whores & policemen work at night .

    I was a cop , bad habit of getting up in middle of night to watch & listen !

    Thats my excuse , whats yours ?

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    Almost the same! Woke up with a fever and just couldn't go back to sleep.

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    Sharp Shooter
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    What is the best to use as a windicator ?

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    spit.

    :P

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