However for those who prefer the Kestrels, I will say that I've seen some very good wind dopers use them and prefer to get the wind speed at a 90 degree angle to the target. They claim that this way they don't have to calculate the value just shoot the effective wind speed. I don't know if I buy this or not because I see them back behind the ready line turning and turning to get the highest velocity and they usually have a questioning look on their faces. Electronics are not allowed at the shooting position in High Power Across the Course competition so when it comes down to it you still need to be able to read the mirage, grass, leaves, bugs and range flags if present. Mirage is by far the most useful to me.
stokes, does this particular one read temperature as well, and have you been using the windtronics for a while?
edit: stokes, not much on description on C.S. website, can this meter be mounted on a tripod? Thanks
Last edited by ricsmall; 06-18-2012 at 02:11 AM.
Yes, I've used it for three years now with good service and I know others that have used them for much longer. It does have an escutcheon on the bottom for affixing to a tripod but does not have temperature sensor. I've never had much of an issue with just logging temp within ten degrees, so I don't see much need for the temp sensor personally but understand that some may see more value.
Maybe I don't shoot enough, or do it in the wrong places, but 180degree wind swings don't happen to me much. I don't even use the vain anyway. I'm kinda like the guys Stokes mentioned. I just hold mine up and guestimate from there.
Last edited by Variable; 06-18-2012 at 06:45 AM.
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