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Thread: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

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    Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    I may never need it as Art is my chart.......LOL
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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Way too technical for this old dude. God was kind enough to supply a 200' back stop that does a pretty good job of keeping wind to a minimum and I only shoot 22s at home these days.
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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Basically, just a little bit of cross wind can open your group up big time !

    5mph cross wind at 100yds will move a 22LR bullet 2" off target.
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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Great practice for shooting real rifles at distance.
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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Something I would seldom need on my personal range . . . wind usually comes into my face out of the west.

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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Thanks for the post. It's always a good idea to accumulate as much knowledge as possible, from other folks experiences.
    Last edited by Gary8907; 10th August 2022 at 08:40 AM.

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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    Blows up here almost every day after about 0800. Right now it's S @16 with gust to 25 mph.
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    Re: Wind Drift Chart for 22 Long Rifle

    The simple truth consolidated:

    "If you're shooting a 22 long rifle in even light wind, you don't have too far to look for an alibi when all your bullets don't all go into one hole. As these tables and charts show, a breeze of just 10 mph can blow your shot by an inch at 50 yards. And if you shoot in variable winds, as most of us do, a 2 MOA (1") group is the best you can hope for even with a rifle that shoots like a laser, unless you know how to compensate for wind drift, and consistently judge wind speed."
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