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Shooting in the wind?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tracyhunter, May 22, 2011.

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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    My home trap club sits facing west but the wind blows from the south west. Some days they put bricks on the speaker stands to hold them down.How do you shoot in high wind?
     
  2. Onceabum

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    Not real well until I started using "wind" shells.

    BB
     
  3. Barry C. Roach

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    Every time it gets really windy, shoot some practice in it.
     
  4. Landshark

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    We've been shooting skeet in gale forces winds down here in Houston for the last 3 months. Just don't think about the wind. makes you look at the targer harder IMO.
     
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    What FlLagarto said.


    Rick
     
  6. Tron

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    Your shot also goes in the direction of the wind. Don't let it get in your head.
     
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    If you shoot at my home grounds the WSRC/Sparta, you better know how to shoot in the wind. I can count on one hand the number of times its been windless there when i was shooting. It wouldn't use all the fingers on that hand either. Its a different game in the wind. Trons right about letting it get in your head though. You just need to stay with the bird. I do shoot a little faster when the wind is really strong. The birds tend to jump on ya.
     
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    Brad D loved shooting in the wind. He claimed he had most of them beat before the shoot started. He had one of the top 2 or 3 payoffs at the Vandalia Grand with a lone 99 from the back fence on a nasty wind day. Clyde
     
  9. recurvyarcher

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    Brad can teach you how to shoot in the wind!
     
  10. Hap MecTweaks

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    Britt Robinson was the best wind shooter I ever watched shoot in SEVERE winds, not mild breezes called wind by some.

    Hap
     
  11. shot410ga

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    Speed kills, hold a very low gun.
     
  12. Mark425

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    Everyone has already given you good advice. The number one trick is ignore it and shoot at the target. Learn to love it because other shooters get all worked up and then it's just that much easier to beat them. Me ...I pray for windy conditions, its too my advantage.

    Mark

    p.s. Same hold true for rain.
     
  13. smsnyder

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    Won 90% of my yardage groups this year in the wind. I tend to be a fast shooter.
     
  14. Barry C. Roach

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    If you not protecting an average, it's all relative. The only way to get good in the wind is to shoot in the wind.
     
  15. Bruce Em

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    I have a windy club and love it

    It ruins a lot of scores b/c most are beat before they even start (mental)

    I don't shoot enough trap but a mod choke has done me more good than others

    even with 7/8 oz loads.

    VERY surprised at what a modified can do from the 16 and maybe it saved me the birds other big shooters lost using tight chokes

    time will tell but try it

    regards
     
  16. BudsterXT

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    A good "friend" told me that shootin in the wind gives you the chance to "take advantage of" the shooters that worry about it.

    And what Tron said is true. The wind moves the bird but it also moves your shot.

    Somewhat Like "Dust in the Wind"

    Go Figure.

    Kenny Uhlbeck
     
  17. j2jake

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    "The wind is my friend, I like the wind." As stated above, I have got you where I want you because of the mental game. Now if I could just get that new Pgun trained to obey my thoughts I got it! Jake
     
  18. stokinpls

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    If it's a tailwind, it favors the shooter with a flinch. Bird drops, muzzle drops, BLAM!, nothing but smoke.
     
  19. Hap MecTweaks

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    What do you guys consider hard wind speeds to be in MPH when you shoot trap? Winds from the backside drive clays down, winds from either side play havoc with scores as angles will be higher on one side or other. Targets into a headwind raise targets, sometimes making the targets jump just as you shoot costs a target here and there too. Most loses in a headwind are lost because of shooting under them has been my experience.

    Hap
     
  20. dalog

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    What FlLagarto said + 2
     
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