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There have been so many excellent articles on the subject of wind doping in small-bore rifle shooting, that I begin to write this with some misgivings.
What I hope to accomplish here is to present an oversimplified doping strategy from which the beginning shooter may gain experience and ultimately develop his own doping methods. At the onset, it should be mentioned that the article is structured around outdoor prone smallbore, although some of the principles may apply to all phases of shooting.
First of all, what is wind doping? Fundamentally, wind doping is the ability to determine that the wind is blowing from a particular direction at a certain velocity. It is important to know the direction or angle with some degree of precision; it is not important to know the absolute velocity. How do you go about reading the wind? Use everything you can see, feel, hear, or smell. While your shooting can be somewhat mechanical and automatic, all your senses should be in tune with the wind. Flags on the range, a ball of cotton on a string, a simple weather vane, or the feel on your face can all be used to detect the angle of moderate to heavy winds. Mirage across the face of the target, the movement of grass or bushes, or the rustle of leaves in the trees are all indicators of the relative speed of the wind. For very light breezes, mirage across the face of the target is probably the best indicator of both speed and direction. Notice from these descriptions that it is quite often necessary to use two or more of your senses to determine both velocity and angle of the wind.
With practice, learning to read the wind becomes a relatively easy task. Knowing what to do with this information is the hard part, and that is the purpose of this article. Earlier it was stated that knowledge of the absolute velocity of the wind is unimportant. That sounds like a pretty radical statement, so I’d better address the subject now. Simple logic tells us that if the wind is uniform in both angle and velocity, the same scores may be fired as if there were no wind at all (assuming of course the shooter’s position is not disturbed in the process). From this it may be deduced that the uniformity of the wind condition plays a more dominant role in the shooter’s ability to produce good scores than the absolute velocity.

This premise leads to the "First Rule":  
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