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  • n  the retarding force of air friction on a moving object
  • n  the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun
  • n  exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)
  • n  the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind

  • Slowly he stretched out into a prone firing position; he rested his rifle barrel on his helmet and sighted through the scope, allowing just enough Kentucky windage to compensate .
  • The rifle, which has a peep sight and range and windage adjustments, is so accurate that a reasonably good shot can hit a thumbnail-sized target at 30 feet.
  • Since his sight was not calibrated for that distance, the Marine estimated the necessary high trajectory, worked in some Kentucky windage to allow for the breeze, and squeezed off .
News & Articles

  • Two teens arrested after SWAT team enters residence
    Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday on assault and aggravated trespass charges after the Hamilton-Fairfield SWAT team responded to a home on Windage Drive in Fairfield.
    Aug. 22, 2013 - The Hamilton Journal News
  • SWAT called to Fairfield home, 2 arrested
    Two people were taken into custody following a SWAT standoff Wednesday night in Fairfied. According to police, two individuals assaulted a victim at his residence on Shearwater Drive and stole his wallet before fleeing to a residence on Windage Drive. Officers responded to the residence, and when no one answered the door, SWAT was called and the suspects were apprehended without incident. A 19 ...
    Aug. 22, 2013 - WHIO-TV 7 Dayton

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