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  • Andy L

Wind, rarely taken into account when shooting driven Pheasents

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Time after time when accompanying a competent gun on a peg birds are missed "in front" if we look at the basic physics what effect does a 10mph wind have if the bird is flying into the wind or has the wind behind, answer is a 20 mph difference. The advice given to a gun has to be subtle all too often "you were behind", "more lead" can unsettle a gun, I tend to try to get the gun to observe the conditions so that they can consider their required adjustments, my most common comment is for example "that's a strong wind at our backs that the birds will have to fly into". You could say what is the difference, a good coach will provide key information presented in a way (dependant on the recipients learning style) that allows them to work it out in their own mind. A picture is worth a 1,000 words....

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