Direction is also important as this will affect how much the wind pushes the
bullet off course.
very strong wind blowing directly from the shooter to the target will for
all intent have no effect. (the 6 and 12 o'clock position). The correction
to compensate at 300 yards is 0 minutes of angle.
very strong wind blowing at right angles to the bullets path will have the
greatest effect (the 3 and 9 o'clock position). The correction to compensate
at 300 yards is 3 minutes of angle.
can therefore be seen that wind blowing from other directions will have an
effect somewhere between the 2 extremes. In practice we use the numbers of
the clock to indicate wind direction. For example the wind is very strong
and blowing from 10 o'clock.