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Select a wind condition which is easy to quickly identify by any means at your disposal, and shoot as many shots as possible in this same condition.
This rule dictates that the shooting cadence must be constantly varied to fit the wind conditions, and development of the ability to shoot quickly will make maximum use of a favorable condition. Care must be exercised, however, not to sacrifice control for speed. The best example I can offer is my personal experience. When I recognize my favorite wind condition, the feeling I get is a sense of controlled urgency. I spend the minimum time necessary to obtain a good sight picture and a controlled trigger squeeze (usually less than five seconds). Between shots, I will take the time required to locate the position of the last shot and get another reading on the stability of the wind. The whole process takes ten to fifteen seconds per shot, and although I can shoot faster, I don’t believe I can maintain my awareness of the wind at the more rapid pace. Each shooter should develop his own speed by staying within his physical limitations and his ability to read conditions. Both will improve with experience. The most important thing to emphasize at this point, however, is not the rate of fire, but watching for a change in condition.
To the new shooter, identification of the right wind condition may also pose a problem, and I can’t overstress the value of non-competitive practice. Personal experience is the best teacher, but a few pointers may be given here. For example, if the wind has a slow variation in velocity, but is predominantly from one direction, the mirage is a good indication of changes. Quite often, it is better to pick the condition when the mirage is running rather than when the wind dies. Small variations in speed are easier to detect during a running mirage, and the chances for getting caught in a direction switch are minimized. As a general observation, I have noticed that a pickup in wind velocity is less subject to angle change and is usually more stable than a let off.

Getting back to the point of watching for a change in conditions leads to the SECOND RULE ^:  
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