windage


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Synonyms for windage

the retarding force of air friction on a moving object

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the space between the projectile of a smoothbore gun and the surface of the bore of the gun

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exposure to the wind (as the exposed part of a vessel's hull which is responsible for wind resistance)

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the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind

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6 pounds, Finish: Manganese phosphate, hardcoat anodized, Sights: Flip-up front post, elevation 6 windage adjustable, flip-up rear peep, windage adjustable, Stock: Black synthetic, collapsible, Price: $2,049, *.
It can compensate in real time for non-linear conditions such as fluid compression, pump slip, fluctuating flow resistance and windage, as well as viscous and coulomb losses.
The sights have been nitrogen-purged and feature automatic brightness control with windage and elevation adjustments.
According to Praxair, Proton's HOGEN hydrogen generators are capable of producing byproduct-free hydrogen from electricity and water as well as increasing the efficiency of a utility's electric generators by reducing windage loss.
Standard features of the impact tester include an aerodynamic compound pendulum, selectable energy units, selectable strength calculations, break type input options of complete, hinge, partial, non-break and necking, automatic or manual toss correction, auto calibration for bearing windage and friction, automatic or manual update of the specimen number, and a real time display of energy for verifying display accuracy against traceable measurements of pendulum height and weight.
Utilizing a disc that can withstand problems of disc flutter and windage is also critically important for overall reliability.
The Trak-Lock sight is made entirely of steel and requires only one screw to provide windage and elevation adjustments in addition to anchoring the sight.
The high quality, finger adjustable windage and elevation turrets combined with the 30mm tube provide larger windage and elevation adjustment range to ensure flexibility at any distance.
The Laserguard LG-443 and LG-443G feature Crimson Trace's proprietary Instinctive Activation and adjustments for windage and elevation.
Other features include a large, forward mounted, easy-to-adjust yardage dial with plenty of clearance room for quivers, included sight tapes, micro-adjust windage and second- and third-axis leveling.
Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, played by actor Bradley Cooper, is often seen working his scope's windage and elevation knobs once he has sighted in the rifle.
Available in 3, 5, and 7-pin models, the Vue is a rugged CNC-machined sight that boasts a 2" pin guard (with glo ring), easy windage and elevation adjustments, and a bubble level.
I find it extremely difficult to make a windage adjustment to the rear sight.