On this episode of Riton University, Jerimiah Alexander teaches us how to use the mirage to guess wind speeds while shooting long range.
Jerimiah Alexander 0:05
Hey guys, it’s Jeremiah over right on university again, today, we’re going to talk about wind. Wind is a big variable when you’re out there shooting, there’s a couple little secrets using your scope. To see what the winds doing downrange, let’s go to the whiteboard again and take a look.
Alright guys, we’re back at the whiteboard. And we’re going to teach you a little secret, if you don’t have a meter that reads the wind for you, or flags downrange, maybe it’s in the desert, there isn’t even grass to look at to see how it’s moving. There is another option and your scopes a powerful tool, you guys have probably seen Mirage out there, on a hot day, even on a cold day at
distance, you’re gonna see that Mirage, it’s gonna show up as as waves one way or another, okay? As that heat Mirage, we can use that with our parallax adjustment on our Riton scopes, to see what the wind is doing and we can even see what the wind is doing at different yardages. Let me show you how.
I’m gonna draw a little note here, zero to three, we’ll say five to seven, I’m gonna say 10, And I’m gonna say 12+, okay, these are winds. And what we’re going to do is that parallax focus is what your target is and your reticle at all different distances. So focus it on your target, and you’ll be able to see what the Mirage is doing at your target. Focus at halfway between the target and you, you’ll be able to see what the wind is doing halfway. This is what it’s going to look like roughly zero to three mile an hour, it’s kind of a straight up. It’s not even very squiggly, just kind of straight lines, ok, like a 12 o’clock, a five to seven mile an hour wind, okay, it’s going to kind of come in a little bit at a one o’clock kind of range, okay, you get near 10 it’s flat. Okay, but it’s still wavy. And then we get 12+ we start to see that Mirage, straightening out. So this gives us a way to see what the winds doing where we are between us in the target at the target. If you don’t have another tool to do it again, you adjust your parallax so that you’re focusing on different points between you and the target. And you’ll see this Mirage in the air and you can use it to call wind.
So really powerful tool if you don’t have the fancy tools. This works pretty good, guys.
Alright guys, thanks for doing our wind lesson here. Remember, if you don’t have a Castrol a meter of some sorts to read wind, you can use this method adjust in your parallax to see what the winds doing where you are between you and the target at the target. So a really powerful tool. If you don’t have a fancy meter to use that. Guys, go out, try this method out. Come back to us and tell you why. Tell us what you think.