Discussion in '6mm, 6.5mm, and .25 Cal (Not 6BR)' started by Mikemci, Jul 4, 2019.
Are wind flags useful, when shooting 100 yard targets ( 6ppc 66 gr. bullets at 3,300 fps )?
Only if you want to shoot small groups.
Just a twitch of a flag can spit a bullet out of the group!
You need to always use flags, then you will believe in them as a necessity.
Frequently explains a "flier".
That's amazing to me, that when it only takes 9/100 of a second for the bullet to reach the paper, wind can have any effect on it's flight path.
I have ordered some flags, because I keep reading sentiments like yours.
Think about your car on a windy highway. A gust can push you into the other lane. A bullet is no different.
They are not only useful but essential if you want to get the full potential out of that PPC. Never waste your time and equipment without the benefit of wind flags.
You’re measuring groups down to .001 too. It takes very little wind to turn a .100 group into a .200 group. Even less to move the bullet the .001 that sometimes separates winners and losers.
Nope. Unless you want to win.
Just think, if those flags werent there most shooters on here would call that a calm 5mph wind. You can also see some poor flag designs along with good ones. You also see how bad setups caused the flags to become useless when the tails got knotted on the poles. This is a good video to show how much wind changes out away from where you can feel it. Just shows how much of a waste of components it is if you want the best accuracy and deny you need flags
I’m dizzy from all the odd colors . It should be mandatory green and orange.
I have a set of Grahm flags and love them there colors match the smileys flags .
Hornady 52 gr eld match .247 @3700 fps=.3" drift at 100 yards with a 3 mph right angle wind. Most people will not feel(notice) a 3 mph wind on the face.
which is more than a bullet hole of space from the group. Same with a 115gr .308 in a 5 mph wind.
My smileys are white and orange!
Where can I order flags or can I make them?
Two on this forum sell them.
gunsandgunsmithing and Butch Lambert.
Thanks,how many should I put out up to 700 and what spacing?
I use Mike Ezells flags and have "sail tails" coming! Haven't used Mr. Lambarts flags but sure they are good. Was at a shoot 3-4 weeks ago and all flags were dead quite.......except mine (Mikes flags) and of course Mikes (wonder whos he uses? LOL)
When I am trying to hit the “chigger” they help a lot. Sometimes they tell me when not to shoot. I need to work on the “nut on the butt”
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