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Wind flag recomendation
May 25th, 2013 at 10:27am
 
I'm looking to purchase a set of wind flags and was looking for any opinions/recommendations you guys may have.

I'm looking at the one they sell at Buffalo Arms.

http://www.buffaloarms.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=164699

Does anyone have any experience with these?

Thanks,
Bob
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Reply #1 - May 25th, 2013 at 12:10pm
 
I have some home-made ones that are almost identical to the Buffalo Arms ones.  I like the single spike base since it compensates for unlevel ground.  The only problem is when I put out 3 flags at different distances that seem to end up pointing in 3 different directions Smiley
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Reply #2 - May 25th, 2013 at 1:16pm
 
The BACo one is nice and we use it most every match. Put a couple of split-shot on one of the tails and it will provide additional info as the wind picks up. Like today's 20mph+ breezes. Averaged the 8-ring at 600yd, so wasn't too unhappy. Tomorrow's match is supposed to be 10-12mph, which should be a pussy-cat compared to today. We will see.
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Reply #3 - May 25th, 2013 at 1:53pm
 
Thanks for the feedback guys. I was checking out some of the others on the market. Some of them look like lawn and garden ornaments. I'm looking for simple and effective.

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Bob
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Reply #4 - May 25th, 2013 at 6:54pm
 
If you use a cheap camera tripod and mount a 1/4 rod to it, you can level it in any terrain.

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Reply #5 - May 27th, 2013 at 9:50am
 
I just ordered 4 more flags with foldup music stands . Bought this same package about four years ago and they have held up well.Two got shot by mistake so there for parts!!! Made in Deadwood , SD. PM me for phone#, Pete   websight " northwind flags"
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Reply #6 - May 27th, 2013 at 10:48am
 
Frank & Pete,


Thanks for the suggestions. I have the flags from BACo on order and will see how they work out.

Bob
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Reply #7 - May 27th, 2013 at 1:53pm
 
Next great challenge,,,learning what they tell us.  Every match I seem to learn a little something extra.  And remember, the wind flags can mean different things at different ranges,  All of the ranges have their little quirks.
As anyone knows that shoots long range will tell you,  small changes make BIG differences at distance, and with competitions beings decided by mere single digits, well you can see what I mean.

The BACO flags are great.  Years ago I made, and I still use, this simple design (Maybe Dave copied mine??) of the BACO.  Small, lightweight, portable and effective.

Another one of those just learned items,
I made a stand from a muffin tin cast of lead to put the base of the flag in at places where you could not put it in the ground.  A little weight, and little bulk but, it works perfectly.

Cary
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