Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bullet Movement Air Movement and a Moving Target

About 30 Miles Per Hour Wind 
   Today a lot of people are pretty good shots as they have access to indoor shooting ranges so even in a good sized city you do not have to drive for miles and miles to find a place to shoot. This is all well and good but the lack of a changing environment will eventually catch up with them if they do not know what to expect. Even a slight breeze will have an effect on a bullet at a few hundred yards. This should not make to much of a differences if the shooter keeps in mind the possible variations that can occur, because of the wind pushing your bullet. Muzzle loading guns are more susceptible to wind than other guns as the bullet is moving much slower some have noted as much as 18 inches difference in a 20 mile per hour wind at 100 yards. A quicker bullet from more modern made guns lesson this problem dramatically but it is still a problem that needs to be addressed. If you have spent your life shooting at indoor shooting ranges and you have a chance to go shooting outside and must drive a considerable distance to shoot watch the weather the night before and find a day when the wind will be blowing. A strip of cloth on a stick sticking (or temporarily attached to your gun barrel) nearly straight out will denote about a 30 MPH wind and by dividing up the position from the stick to the straight out position should give you a rough guess about wind speed. A more sure determiner is to tie a strip of cloth to a stick on a calm day and have someone drive the car and calls out the speed of the vehicle  while the other person watches the position of the flag on the stick. Make notes and keep it and the strip of cloth in your shooting bag.
   In teaching a young man to shoot recently we did not have the wind to work with so we picked a hill where when the bullet hit you could see a puff of dirt on impact and I would describe the wind and tell him where to aim. These misses were not a wast of ammo and it gave him a feel for what to look for if wind was a factor.
   In hunting (I do not hunt but was a concealed carry instructor in Texas) shooting at moving targets you must lead the target (shoot slightly ahead) so the bullet runs into the moving animal. (Do not lead a target moving in your house as they are so close). Some of you will eventually end up in the military and be taught to increase the lead depending on speed and distance of the moving target. If you are shooting from the side of a moving vehicle aim slightly behind the stationary target as your side movement will be transferred into the bullet as well. If shooting from the back of a moving vehicle with your target straight back aim straight and slightly elevate as you increase your distance. Richard W Norman 

 If they pass laws against guns then you will either make your supplies at home, salvage or do without. Below 1) All American Anti-disarmament Handbook, it is a ammo, gun, supply system in a book  you can make just about anything you might need in an emergency, gun manufacture, repair and ammo production with out loading equipment, three different powders and primers and much more. 2) Bullet Casting a War Time Resistance Factory, turning hobby equipment into a continues bullet supply system 3) Boobytraps nasty homemade tools designed by the military. Taking junk and making improvised boobytraps, over 70 titles to chose from

All American Anti-Disarmament HandbookBullet Casting: A War Time Resistance GuideBooby Traps

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