wind deflection


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wind deflection

[′win di‚flek·shən]
(mechanics)
Deflection caused by the influence of wind on the course of a projectile in flight.
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22 caliber bullets of similar form leave the muzzle at similar velocities, the differences in their trajectories and wind deflection wouldn't make a down payment on a cup of cold coffee.
What may surprise many, in looking at the charts, is how small the difference in wind deflection really is between the various cartridges.
22 LR and earlier WMR loadings that operated in the transonic velocity (slightly above and below the speed of sound), where the ride is bumpier and wind deflection at its worst.
For example, the steeply raked full-size wraparound windshield enhances the dramatic presentation, yet it provides maximum wind deflection for occupant comfort and safety.
The only guesswork will be estimating wind deflection.