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#5217267 - 05/07/11 08:37 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: xphunter]
butchlambert1 Offline
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Sorry I'm slow getting to this thread. Being a BR shooter I really know the value of good windflags. I also sell the BRT windflags from Australia. They were used by the Aussie team to win the World BR Championships in South Africa. Pictured below is one of our flags in Iraq. The US Military uses them in some places to help in launching their drones.

As was mentioned above, put out 5 flags and they can all be doing something different. Al's pics are great. The wind is hardly blowing and it makes it easy to see what the wind is doing.

The BRT flags have double ball bearings in the pivot and the propeller. The propeller on the BRT flags are primarily used to tell you when the wind picks up or lets off. They are very responsive. They are not good wind velocity indicators as they move so easily. That is the purpose of the tails that are made from sail cloth. They don't flop in the wind, they just move up and down depending on wind velocity.
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#5217281 - 05/07/11 08:39 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: butchlambert1]
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Those a real nicely-designed flags!
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#5217313 - 05/07/11 08:47 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: Mule Deer]
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Great article John...
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#5217652 - 05/07/11 10:52 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: GregW]
butchlambert1 Offline
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A picture of 5 flags, telescoping stands, ground spikes, level and an aluminum carrying case. The aluminum case is 5"X11"X15". Very easy to take to the range.


Butch

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#5223367 - 05/09/11 02:20 PM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: butchlambert1]
super T Offline
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John, I agree with the others great article. It's a must read if shooting good groups is a goal. I also agree that one seldom sees wind flags at the local ranges, even though most there are trying to shoot good groups. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that mostly because of your article we will begin to see more talk about flags and begin to see more of them at the ranges.

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#5223404 - 05/09/11 02:30 PM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: RickBin]
Jim in Idaho Offline
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Sounds like a great article, I'd love to read it!

The "Wind Flags" link in the first post goes to the December 2009 article on "Cartridge Efficiency".
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#5224113 - 05/09/11 06:03 PM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: Jim in Idaho]
rob p Offline
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When I decided I was going to shoot benchrest, I bought 6 second hand Smiley Hensley wind flags. I put out 4 on the hundred yard range at my club and marvel at how many times the wind can change in 100 yards. The guys at my club refer to them as "wind fags" but I am convinced in their value and won't burn off ammunition without them.
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#5237062 - 05/14/11 06:22 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: rob p]
Wally Offline
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I would love to read it myself!



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#5237666 - 05/14/11 10:33 AM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: Wally]
JimHundley Offline
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me too !

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#5266250 - 05/23/11 08:05 PM Re: Ask John Barsness Questions About "WIND FLAGS." [Re: JimHundley]
Jerryv Online   content
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Loc: Minnesota
Try this one:

Wind Flags


I have a question related to wind drift more than wind flags. Does a bullets ballistic coefficient have much effect on wind drift? For example, will a flat base bullet drift more than a boat tail under similar conditions?

Jerry
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