range flag

range flag

[′rānj ‚flag]
(ordnance)
Red flag displayed on or near a target range during firing practice as a warning that firing is being conducted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An added plus is the unit holds the bolt partially open so the device doubles as an empty chamber indicator and range flag.
There was a range flag nearby and two forward air controllers in the landing zone, which means there was ample opportunity to keep tabs on the wind.
There's a rusting trailer, a littering of bricks, a rickety ladder attached to a tree, a firing range flag.
As the temperature increases throughout the day and winds pick up, you may observe a five-mph quarter-value wind crossing left to right at the firing line, but a 15-mph full-value wind chopping away at the range flags in the pits.
Reading wind is an acquired skill When I started minding wind indicators and range flags, I felt pretty sophisticated, but bullets when I called the short well.
Adjusting for wind is an art that can be studied endlessly, but it can only be learned when shooting in the wind without range flags.