Wind indicators

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biagio36
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Wind indicators

Post by biagio36 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:19 pm

What do you guys out there use for wind indicators? I have made mine with some fishing line and a couple of nice lite fly fishing feathers.

They seem to catch any wind that comes close to my gun

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Re: Wind indicators

Post by bjp » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:55 pm

the most simple design i've ever seen was at the Crosman match last year. Guys had a tie wrap around the scope's objective end with a piece of wool attached. Cheap and it looked like it worked great!

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Re: Wind indicators

Post by Mac » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:40 pm

I put a zip tie on the front of the air tank and have a small hole through the end of the tie that sticks out about three inches on the left side. I took very light thread about five inches long and tied it to a couple of light feathers. It hangs right in the line of vision of my left eye. I can see the level and wind flag this way.

I have seen guys use the same zip tie, but put a fishing swivel on it and tie a piece of wind flag plastic about .75" wide and about a foot long to the swivel. Works well, but I have not been ambitious enough yet to make one up and give it a try. Moves at the slightest breeze and the swivel keeps it from ever tangling or winding up.
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Re: Wind indicators

Post by jgoodz » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:36 pm

I use my cigarette, and as I discussed with Tim? (I think) I am going to rig up a little "smoke holder" so I can set my smoke on my gun. :lol:

1) so it is out of the way while I shoot
2) so I can see which way the smoke/wind is blowing 8-)

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Re: Wind indicators

Post by blade57 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:49 am

jgoodz wrote:I use my cigarette, and as I discussed with Tim? (I think) I am going to rig up a little "smoke holder" so I can set my smoke on my gun. :lol:

1) so it is out of the way while I shoot
2) so I can see which way the smoke/wind is blowing 8-)
So Joel, what will you use WHEN you quit smokin :lol:

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Re: Wind indicators

Post by dHb » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:30 pm

I have bought a kestrel wind meter to use when practising so I'll be able to calibrate the other indicators to the actual measured speed.
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Re: Wind indicators

Post by jgoodz » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:58 am

blade57 wrote:
jgoodz wrote:I use my cigarette, and as I discussed with Tim? (I think) I am going to rig up a little "smoke holder" so I can set my smoke on my gun. :lol:

1) so it is out of the way while I shoot
2) so I can see which way the smoke/wind is blowing 8-)
So Joel, what will you use WHEN you quit smokin :lol:

DaveD :D
My mother taught me to never be a quiter... :lol:

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