The Wind Book For Rifle Shooters

by Linda K. Miller and Capt. Keith Cunningham


146 pages, 8.5" x 11"
photos, illust.

  • Description
  • Author Bio
  • Chapter List
All other factors being equal, it is your ability to read the wind that will make the most difference in your shooting accuracy. The better you understand the behavior of the wind, the better you will understand the behavior of your bullet. Now, champion shooters Linda K. Miller and Keith A. Cunningham reveal everything they wish they'd known about reading the wind before they started shooting — instead of having to learn as they went along — in concise, easy-to-read terms. The Wind Book for Rifle Shooters contains straightforward guidance on the simple thought process they use to read the wind, the techniques and tactics they use to win matches and the underlying skills that support both. Let these champions show you how to put together a simple wind-reading "toolbox" for calculating wind speed, direction, deflection and drift. Then learn how to use these tools to read flags and mirage, record and interpret your observations, and time your shots to compensate for wind. The essential wind-reading basics taught in this book will absolutely improve your shooting skills, whether you're a target shooter, a plinker, a hunter or a shooting professional.
Capt. Keith A. Cunningham (Ret) is a career military officer with a combined time of over 25 years' experience with the Canadian Forces and the U.S. Army. HIs practical experience includes a combat tour in Vietnam, peacekeeping and countersniper operations in Cyprus, and annual unit and command-level military exercises in North America and Europe. He has taught marksmanship courses at the Canadian Forces Infantry School and at several police forces in Ontario. He is also an internationally renowned rifle and pistol competitor, having won honors at Bisley, the World Long Range Championships, and at the Commonwealth Games, as well as a renowned shooting instructor and coach.

Linda K. Miller has considerable experience in international small-bore target shooting as a member of Canada's Shooting Team. She has won medals in the Commonwealth Games 1994, Cuba World Cup 1995 and Mexico World Cup 1993. She is the first and only woman to win the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Medal for shooting (full-bore rifle), as well as to be the National Sniper Rifle Champion. She has coached several provincial and national shooting teams (small-bore and full-bore) and is currently coaching the Canadian CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire) team.
1) Wind Velocity Chart for Natural Objects
2) Wind Velocity Chart for Flags
3) Flags Showing Gentle-to-Moderate Wind
4) Flags Showing Fresh-to –Strong Wind
5) Wind Acting of Bullets
6) Boat Crossing River
7) The wind Clock
8) Wind Values
9) Wind Values Applied
10) Wind Discounts Applied
11) Wind Behavior in Quadrants
12) Fishtailing Wind from 3 o'clock
13) Fishtailing Wind from 12 o'clock
14) Wind Chart for 600 Yards, Highlighting Speed vs. Directions
15) Wind Chart for 600 Yards, Highlighting Direction Charges
16) Wind Chart for 600 Yards, Highlighting Offsetting Changes at Low Wind Speeds
17) Wind Chart for 600 Yards, Highlighting Offsetting Changes at High Wind Speeds
18) Mirage Description Chart
19) Trajectory and Wind Indicators Diagram
20) Deflection of Common Calibers at 4 MPH
21) British Wind Calculator in Graph Format
22) British Wind Calculator in Table Format
23) Wind Chart for 20 MPH at 1,000 Yards
24) Deflection of Sheltered Bullets
25) Wind Chart From 100 to 600 Yards
26) Wind-Patterning Diagram
27) 1,000-Yard Replica, 16 MOA Wide
28) 1,000-Yard Replica, 8 MOA Wide
29) Wind Chart (Speed and Direction) for 1,000 Yards
30) Using Two Flags-Diagram
31) Direction Flag-Diagram
32) Wind Toward, Wind Slightly for the Right
33) Wind Toward, Wind Slightly from the Left
34) Wind Changing Direction (More from the Left)
35) Velocity Flag
36) Velocity Flag at Right Angles
37) Upwind Flags
38) Nonuniform Velocity Chart
39) The Five Stages of Mirage
40) Mirage-Deflection Chart
41) Comparative Summary of Flags an Mirage
42) Handheld Wind Meter
43) Weather Station in Use on a Police Course
44) Wind Value Conversion Chart
45) Windage Chart for .308 Match (155 Grain)
46) Wind Flag Diagram for 1,000 Yards
47) Target Replica
48) Target Replica With Mini-Replica
49) Graphing
50) The Plot-o-Matic (EZ- Graf)
51) Group Forming on the Plot-o-matic (EZ-Graf)
52) Two Groups Forming on the Plot-o-matic (EZ-Graf)
53) The Well-Centered Group
54) Grouping High in the Bull
55) Grouping Slightly High and Slightly Left
56) Rose of Winds
57) Shoot-through Tactic
58) Primary and Secondary Conditions
59) A Windy Shoot
60) Linda's "Sandbox" Tactic-Chart
61) Linda's "Sandbox" Tactic Diagram
62) Plotter, Wind Coach, Shooter
63) Observing Flags-Diagrams
64) Observing Flags- Photos
65) Range Diagram
66) Observing Flag Direction Changes
67) Observing Mirage
68) Make Sure Your Sights Are Square
69) Speed Factor Chart
70) Direction Factor Chart
71) Mirage Factor Chart
72) Wind Acting on Bullet, 0-1,000 Yards
73) Wind Acting on Bullet,0-500 Yards
74) Wind Acting on Bullet, 500-1,000 Yards
75) Wind Factor Chart
76) Wind Example Chart for 500 Yards
77) Wind Description Table
78) Wind Value Conversion Chart (in KPH and MPH)
79) Windage Chart for 155-Grain .308 Yards
80) Windage Chart for 155-Grain .308 Meters
81) Windage Chart for 168-Grain .308 Yards
82) Windage Chart for 168-Grain .308 Meters
83) Windage Chart for 6mm BR-Yards
84) Windage Chart for 6mm BR-Meters
85) Windage Chart for 6.5 Lapua- Yards
86) Windage Chart for 6.5 Lapua- Meters
87) Windage Chart for 5.56 NATO- Meters (Drift in Inches)
88) Windage Chart for 5.56 NATO- Meters (Drift in MOA)
89) Windage Flag Diagram- 1,000 Yards
90) Windage Flag Diagram- 900 Yards
91) Windage Flag Diagram- 600 Yards
92) Windage Flag Diagram- 500 Yards
93) Windage Flag Diagram- 300 Yards
94) Mirage Diagram
95) Metric- English Conversion Tables