WIND GAUGE SIGHT—What effect has wind on shooting with a rifle and how does a wind gauge sight work?
In a strong wind, a rifleman trembles more or less, and that throws the sights off. Also, a cross wind carries a bullet with it. A wind gauge sight is a sight with screws by which the sight slot or peep is moved to the right or left. The shooter estimates the distance the wind will carry the bullet to right or left of the mark, and then inches the sight to the right, if the wind is from the right, far enough to make up for the wind’s effect on the bullet. At a thousand yards range, in a strong wind, the bullet might swing out to the right several feet and turn back into the bullseye, carried by the wind. The wind gauge sight is to the wind what the ordinary sight is to gravitation.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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