Quote Originally Posted by CapnMunchh View Post
I can understand how it would be difficult for a computer to account for shooter movement, etc., since there is some unpredictability involved, but why should wind input be a problem? Surely there is technology available that can take wind measurements and input the data into the targeting system?
There is! It's called a Kestrel. It's only good for giving you the wind at your location though, and the temperature. When you're shooting long range you have to look at either the mirage or trees to gauge windspeed and angle to adjust your dope. Wind also doesn't just blow in one direction as a constant across the trajectory path either. Oftentimes, especially when you're shooting up to 1,000 yards, the wind can be going completely opposite directions at 300 yards vs 700 yards. That would be one sensitive scope if it could see mirage or leaves blowing!