Will wind flags help me at 300 yards

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  1. Cloudrepair

    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Maybe some research would help but interested in present thoughto_O
     
  2. Tim Singleton

    Tim Singleton Silver $$ Contributor

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    Well, they won’t hurt
    It depends on what you are trying to accomplish
    Ring a big gong or the best group or score you can
     
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  3. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Silver $$ Contributor

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    In short, yes. They help at whatever distance you shoot.
     
  4. SPJ

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    Are you shootin 300 yards or placing your flags at 300 yards
     
  5. Rushty

    Rushty Silver $$ Contributor

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    Absolutely.. You will shoot smaller if you get em away in same/similar conditions and flags will help you determine that condition better. JMHO
     
  6. Cloudrepair

    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Only targets and yes at 300 yards
    That is the limit at the best range around me right now that I now of.
     
  7. SPJ

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    At least one flag and preferably two.
     
  8. ridgeway

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    Out to 300...id put 6 out
     
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    Absolutely, the importance of reading wind flags and mirage are one of if not the most important things of competitive shooting. Never stop learning flags and mirage.
     
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    I shoot over 5 if I am shooting rimfire, and at times, that's not enough, but I'll be honest, I can't really assess more than that much data unless it is just "Hey, they are all the same vector! Shoot!"

    In centerfire, 3 has been enough, but I might start using more.

    I like these, for general purpose: https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/index.php/wind-flags/sail-tails-pack-of-5.html

    Remember these: 5%, 15%, 25%, 50%, 75%. That's about how far from the muzzle downrange that I want flags, unless it is predicted to be a headwind.
     
  11. Cloudrepair

    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Thank you all
    I do appreciate it.
    Good info
    I've been wanting some but havent jumped on yet I'm thinking a four pack from Ezell ?
     
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  12. tn6br

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    They're the best out there imo
     
  13. Rushty

    Rushty Silver $$ Contributor

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    They’ll be fine, the sooner you put them out the sooner you’ll start to learn how effective they can be in improving your game..
     
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    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Thanks again
     
  15. Lefty Trigger

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    I could put out a flag every 10 feet but till I learn to read them they just look festive....
     
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    Try to use one until you learn it then add another. Start out close
     
  17. Evan

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    I use a 5ft piece of #3 rebar with couple pieces of surveyors tape. Tape has a 12-16inch tail. One piece at the top (5ft) and one piece 2/3rds down (3ft). I put one at 10 yrds, one at 50yds, and then one that splits the remaining distance to the target (~125yards in your 300yd case).

    Try to line them up so you can see the 50 and 125 ones in your scope and the closest one with your free eye when you're not focused looking through the scope. In other words, all need to be visible without breaking your shooting position.
     
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  18. Lefty Trigger

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    I do have one that I carry with me always but never really know where to put it to start with, close to the target (300yds) or half way? Biggest problem for me is that the wind always seems to be blowing different directions all the way down there, in my face at the bench, down 100yds its 45 degrees right to left and at the target its 90 degrees left to right,... damn wind... grrrr
     
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  19. SPJ

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    If ya got an open area about half way down the range or there abouts, that would be a good place to put a flag. By the time a bullet gets to the target is too late.
     
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    In my honest opinion, there is nothing more important or that will improve your shooting more than a good set of flags and to spend lots of time shooting over them. Shooting without flags is literally a waste of powder and bullets. Just my 2 cents.
     
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