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#3004995 - 10/29/12 07:19 AM wind effects on bullet
gld
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yesterday i had the only opportunity to shoot my m/l.. i had a 15 mile an hour cross wind. does anyone know the approx. effect on a sabot at 100yds with a 15 mile crosswind. i am thinkiing about 1/2 inch to an inch. 90 grns of bh209 and 290 grain sabot. the group was awesome... thx
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#3005157 - 10/29/12 08:37 AM Re: wind effects on bullet [Re: gld]
ratsnakeboogy
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Registered: 08/28/08
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Assuming it was an actual 15 mile an hour crosswind with 290 grain bullet, you could be drifting 4-8 inches depending maybe more. These bullets are big and relatively slow. A 5mph crosswind can move a 200gr bullet 5-8 inches at 200yards.

Recheck zero on a calm day if you can. It will surprise you. 15mph is a lot of wind.

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