Shooting in the wind is part guesswork, part science and totally frustrating for newer shooters. As with any other skill, it takes a lot of practice to become a good shooter in the wind. A quick tour of YouTube and a Google search will yield several ways to get on target, but for this post, we’re going to provide a rule of thumb for a specific cartridge and a way for you to “calibrate” 1 mil of deflection in a 10 mph wind. We hope the 10:1 helps not only the newer shooters but adds another useful tool for experienced shooters.
Who is this post for?
This post is aimed at new to intermediate shooters. Experienced hands can already rhyme off their wind calls and do quick math to achieve their ballistic solutions, but for newer shooters we wanted to give them some simple tools to help them so they can focus on delivering a great shot. If you're an experienced shot and you are coaching the next generation, perhaps there is something here to pass along.
Image 1: How a wind formula appears to new shooters.