I think the game is using a mildot like a ballistic drop and it isn't really designed that way. The mildot markings on the reticle are not meant correspond with a particular distance from the shooter but rather indicate the angular measurement at a distance in order to calculate the distance to a target (knowing the approx size of the target).... I prefer the Mildots, cause every dot in elevation stands for 50 yards. Dead center in the crosshairs is 100 yards. The dots that go down the crosshairs means a longer shot, and every mil-dot reads from 100 yards, to 150, then 200, and so on. However, going up means shorter distance, which means 100 to 50, and finally 0....
I think you are talking about a wind meter, they are extremely common click Wind meters for examples. They can tell you the wind where you are but not at the target; you need to learn to read wind down range too (watching trees, dust, etc)....As for windage, I came up with this trick to help me out. Any Hunter or Sniper is going to have more than a scoped rifle, excluding a possible Spotter, it's common sense. They'll need tools of their own, and I came up with an idea to keep track of windage... A Windage Dial, basically a small fan that rotates as the wind passes through, it indicates what direction and speed the wind is going. However, in keeping track of windage on the horizontal portion on the crosshairs, that even trickier from my understanding, since I don't know how to measure wind with mildots. You'll have to calculate speed and direction of windage, as well as the movement of your target. However, windage is perplexing at first, but it's gets simpler as you get use to using the rifle and it's scope. And the idea of the Wind Dial might be a good try. However, I also learned that it's possible that Wind Dials don't exist anymore, but I might be wrong. If I'm right of them not being around, you may have to commission someone to build one for you, but that's if you want to get one; hell, I plan to get one myself.
Ballistic drop reticles are fine if your rifle/round match what is built into the reticle. Many people still need to calculate the exact values for their rifle.Ballistics are by far the most recent and revolutionary setup for Scopes, excluding IR Scopes. Calculating windage and elevation was easier to calculate by the crosshairs design. Another thing is that Ballistic Scopes can also zoom farther, from 2 to 8 times the usual magnification. However, the idea of zooming in farther kinda perplexes me, 'cause fro my understanding, you get a clearer and closer view, but it ****s up your calculations for windage and elevation.
Chainfire makes a good point: ballistics are probably the easiest part of being a sniper. Ballistics are a learnable science that does require a bit of art, but most of it is calculable and reproducible. The psychological stresses are what break most men that decide to leave this profession.Chainfire said:Sniping is not all about ballistics. A good trainer can teach anyone to shoot well. The art of concealment, the patience to wait for hours or days, the ability to move as quitely as a cat, the mental ability to explode the head of another human being while you are looking in their eyes are some of the tougher parts.
Laying in the mud, with every imaginable insect sucking your blood, hungry, thirsty and with people trying to kill you, is a lot different from playing sniper in the airconditiond comfort of your computer room. It is also quite different than sitting at a bench, under cover, and plinking at steel targets at some fantastic range, knowing that in an hour and a half you are gone to a cold beer and a warm woman.