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I've got wind

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Pinpoint, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Pinpoint

    Pinpoint Posting Addict

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    where I live at the moment which is preventing me from going out shooting. Apparently it is 24mph at the moment but is supposed to be 11mph tomorrow.

    At what sort of wind speeds to people look up and think 'oh forget it' and what is the strongest you will go out and be happy hunting in?
     
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    9.2 here at the mo
     
  3. Mart61

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    I too have wind. Blasted beans...
     
  4. Pinpoint

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    Should be fine, just make sure you stay down wind of the bunnys.
     
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    If you cant blow off ( shoot ) in the wind, what can you do ( MOAN ) ffs get off your farty ass square back sides and learn how your pellet acts when blown by the wind
     
  6. Pinpoint

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    So you go out no matter what the wind speed is?
     
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    Got any woods on your permission? Nothing like sitting in a wood picking the pigeons off when they come in to land. I've always found really windy conditions to provide the best woody shooting from trees and you have the benefit of the wood providing you with cover from the elements and the pellet not being affected so much.

    I go out no matter what the wind is doing. I just cut the range I shoot down a bit when using sub 12, although the FAC power gets blown around just as much. Last time we had really blowy conditions here (26mph wind coming at nearly 90 degrees) I took a pearler of a rabbit at 68 yds. Even with 36ft lbs to play with I still had to give it nearly 12 inches windage.
     
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    the windier it is the closer you have to get, i,ve been out when its gusting to 40mph and still bagged a couple at 25 yards using the hedge as shelter.
     
  9. Jimsiss

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    I was out at my permission Wednesday and it was very windy, must have been around 30mph mark, got one rabbit square in the kill zone at 20 yards so not that bad for windy conditions.

    Most of the time the wind dies down a bit but if you are waiting on rabbits to come out then you can also wait for a few seconds of lower wind speeds.
     
  10. Pinpoint

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    I dont mind taking pigeons in windy conditions as I find that they are a hit or miss affair as I only go for hear shots. With rabbits, which is all I have on my permission, I dont like to risk it unless Im under 20 yards as there is just too much of the rabbit to hit that will sent it scarpering with a hole or worse a pellet in a non lethal area of flesh. For me it ruins my week knowing that I've done that. Unfortunately my permissions are all 30 yard plus areas.
     
  11. JD

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    If youve arranged to go out for the day, the wind and weather are just part of that experience, if you want to learn how the wild life act in windy conditions, go out every time you can, you only live once mate. Johnd wanders off and could not give a fleck tarn about the weather.
     
  12. Jiggy ward

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    i used to be out in rain,wind or snow as said above you only live once
     
  13. Pinpoint

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    I guess Im not good enough to hunt in 24mph at the moment then. I am happy to practice all day long to work out aim points but as I initially said I wont be bringing my crosshairs onto live quarry just because I should be able to.
     
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    I've never been able to trust a fart.
    Stick to the woods in bad weather, your quarry will be doing the same.
     
  15. JD

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    Pinpoint your good skills, hone the ones that need working on, your get there in the end.
     
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    I used to but the last few years its 50/50............. :)
     
  17. Fisherboy

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    I find hunting on windier days better. It covers the sound of your approach more, allowing you to shoot at ranges I would not normally be able to get within before spooking them. Just make sure you are downwind and it will carry your noise away from them. It's suprising what a difference it makes. Closer ranges mean the wind has less affect on your pellet than at longer ranges in the same conditions. You may have to alter your approach to certain warrens etc and shoot from different angles so remember to consider over penetration etc. ...
     
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    If it blows my hat off I go home.
     
  19. JD

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    Thats some bad flatulence your suffering, are you sure home is the best place to be heading off to when it gets that bad ? LOL
     
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    Thats easy, wear camo pants.;)
     

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