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Best Wind Meters for Long Range Shooting 2019


Wind meters are beneficial when used for long-range shooting. It is ideal for estimating shot placement and reduce shooting errors due to crosswind conditions. There’s a wide selection of wind meters in the market today, and it helps to know their differences so you can pick what fits your budget and needs. Below, we’ve laid out a collection of the best wind meters for long-range shooting in 2019. This comparison is short and straightforward.

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Proster MS6252A Digital Anemometer

proster-digital-anemometer

The Proster digital anemometer has a multi-unit switching function, including reading hold, maximum, minimum, etc. It can be used for handheld or fixed measurement. We love that it has a large LCD screen with backlight that’s easy to read at arm’s length even with less-than-perfect vision. This wind meter also has a low battery indicator.


Specifications:

m/s(meter per second):0.40~30.0 ±(2.0% reading+50)
ft/m (feet per minute):80~5900 ±(2.0% reading+50)
km/h (kilometer per hour):1.4~108.0 ±(2.0% reading+50)
mile/h(mile per hour):0.9~67.0 ±(2.0% reading+50)
Knots(nautical miles per hour):0.8~58.0 ±(2.0% reading+50)
CFM:0 to 99990 0 to 9.999ft2
CMM:0 to 99990 0 to 9.999ft2
CMS:0 to 9999 0 - 9.999 m2
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HoldPeak HP-866B Digital Anemometer 

HoldPeak 866B Digital Anemometer

The HoldPeak HP-866B digital anemometer is very accurate when it comes to measuring wind speed. Its device control has labels of the function it performs, which makes it very simple and intuitive. This ergonomically-designed handy wind meter comes with rubber inserts on the sides that provide a better grip. Plus it has a screw hole at the bottom so you can mount it on a tripod. It also has a big screen, but the digits are a bit smaller compared to Proster.


Specifications:

m/s(meter per second):0 ~ 30.0
0.1 Resolution
ft/m (feet per minute):0 ~ 5860
19 Resolution
km/h (kilometer per hour):0 ~ 90.0
0.3 Resolution
mile/h(mile per hour):0 ~ 65.0
0.2 Resolution
Knots(nautical miles per hour):0 ~ 55.0
0.2 Resolution
Accuracy±5%
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Kestrel 1000 Pocket Wind Meter

kestrel 1000 pocket wind meter

The Kestrel 1000 wind meter is the most basic and extremely easy to use wind meter by Kestrel. Unlike the first two, this one can be slipped inside your pocket because it’s very compact. It’s been in the market for about 20 years, and yet still one of the most popular today. It comes with a protective cover, neck lanyard, and it’s waterproof IP67 (floats). It has an easy-to-read, large high-contrast monochrome LCD.


Specifications:

m/s(meter per second):0.6 ~ 60.0
ft/m (feet per minute):118 ~ 11,811
km/h (kilometer per hour):2.2 ~ 144.0
mile/h(mile per hour):0.3 ~ 134.2
Knots(nautical miles per hour):1.2 ~ 116.6
Beaufort Scale0 to 12 B
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WeatherFlow Smartphone WEATHERmeter

Weatherflow-weathermeter

The Weatherflow WEATHERmeter is a small but very capable handheld smartphone weather meter that’s designed for precision shooting. Using the BallisticsARC mobile app, it provides a complete on-site atmospheric profile for long-range shooters. Measurements will show on your smartphone through the app. It can be paired instantly to your iPhone or Android phone through Bluetooth Smart technology.


Specifications:

m/s(meter per second):0.2 ~ 55
km/h (kilometer per hour):0.8 ~ 200
mile/h(mile per hour):
0.5 ~ 125
Knots(nautical miles per hour):0.4 ~ 110
Beaufort Scale0 ~ 12 B
Bluetooth rangeup to 100 ft

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Kestrel 3000 Pocket Wind Meter

kestrel 3000 pocket wind meter

Kestrel 300 pocket wind meter is not only good for long-range shooting, but it’s become necessarily required for wildland firefighters. It provides accurate weather data, relative humidity readings, calculates the dew point heat stress index and of course, wind speed. It holds an IP67 waterproof rating, and it’s drop-tested to meet military standards. This all-in-one equipment is portable and can fit inside your pocket.


Specifications:

m/s(meter per second):0.6 ~ 60.0
ft/m (feet per minute):118 ~ 11,811
km/h (kilometer per hour):2.2 ~ 144.0
mile/h(mile per hour):0.3 ~ 134.2
Knots(nautical miles per hour):1.2 ~ 116.6
Beaufort Scale0 to 12 B
Relative Humidity15 ~ 95% RH
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2 thoughts on “Best Wind Meters for Long Range Shooting 2019

  1. Did you really mean to say the Weatherflow was “….a….terrible handheld smartphone weather meter?
    And is it a Smarthphone or a Smartphone?

    1. Hi Lawrence,
      Thanks for the heads-up!
      The real meaning supposed to be “small but capable of doing big things”. Believe it or not there’s a debate on the internet whether the expression “small but terrible” is a compliment…To eliminate any confusion, now, we have done all the necessary corrections.

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