Creedmoor Sports Wind Flag/Indicator Vinyl Overlay Kit
Being able to see directional winds especially full value winds or quartering winds is critical when trying to fine tune your handloads or shoot small groups in practice.
The Creedmoor Sports Wind Flag/Indicator Vinyl Overlay Kit (9-piece set) allows you to customize your Creedmoor Sports Wind Flag/Indicator with different colors so you can quickly see wind directions.
This product is proudly Made in the USA at Creedmoor Sports!
- The Main Tail Vane Overlays includes three pieces that are ambidextrous so you can choose which color you want on each side. The kit includes one high viz green, one high viz orange and one bright red.
- Nose Vane Overlays includes 2 pieces of each color, 2 - high viz green, 2 - high viz orange, and 2 bright red. This way you can choose which color you want on each side since the nose piece is not ambidextrous.
- Easy to apply durable vinyl construction.
- Made in the USA
- We suggest lightly cleaning all vane surfaces with a clean paper towel or cloth with water and letting them dry before applying stickers.
- Peel back a couple of inches of overlay in one corner and align the overlay with the vane as close as possible. On the main tail vane, it is easier to start in one of the corners that has a hole. Lightly use a credit card as a squeegee to remove as many air bubbles as you peel back and apply more of the overlay. When complete go back over the overlay with the card to ensure the overlay is completely adhered to the vane surface especially on the edges.
- Strongly suggest applying the same color of nose vane pieces and tail vane pieces to the same side.
- Most traditional benchrest wind flags or indicators have green on the vane side that would indicate a left to right wind direction and orange/red on the vane side that would indicate a right to left wind direction. If the flag is laying on your table, you would want the nose piece on the left and the tail piece on the right when applying green vinyl. Conversely, you would want the nose piece on the right and the tail piece on the left when applying the orange or red vinyl.
- Traditional benchrest shooters align their flags in a line from the target to the right side of the bench with 3 to 5 flags spaced over the 100 yards (depending on your budget). Some shooters will align the other way. Depends on how you view the flags. At 200 yards, traditional benchrest shooters will use 6 flags.
- You want your flags high enough that they are not in the bullet path but high enough that you can see them through your rifle scope or by peeking over the top of the scope or one side.
- You generally want the first flag at about 15 to 20 yards from the bench and about the same distance coming back from the target frame.
- Every range is different, and some areas are critical for being influenced by the wind. If you have openings in a wind break of trees, you might place one aligned with that opening. Berms can also be wind disrupters when the wind comes over the top and affects your bullet path.
- Try to shoot your group with the wind flags showing the same wind condition if possible. If you can, shoot sighters on another target to verify the condition. This is why benchrest shooters have a sighter target below the record target that they can go back and forth to.
- Understand how the quartering or angled winds affect your bullets path. Obviously at the same wind intensity a full value wind (9 o'clock to 3 o'clock or vice versa is a full value wind). Angling towards or away from you reduces the horizontal movement of the wind condition at the same wind intensity.
- There are valuable sources (video and text) on the internet that will provide a lot of information on how to read the wind.