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I am looking for a steel target to use for getting better at making wind calls. What would be a good target size and shape for 750 to 1000 yards?

I want it big enough to see impacts but not so big that sloppy calls still result in a hit.
 

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I am looking for a steel target to use for getting better at making wind calls. What would be a good target size and shape for 750 to 1000 yards?

I want it big enough to see impacts but not so big that sloppy calls still result in a hit.
At 1k, what accuracy is your rifle or you capable of?
 

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At 1k, what accuracy is your rifle or you capable of?
I don’t shoot much at 1,000 so I can’t say. My experience is more at 750 and in. I’ve made far shots consistently at 1200, but it was on a 100% ipsc plate which has a lot of room for error
 

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Get various sizes, including an ipsc.

Shoot the ipsc and see what you and the gun is capable of. Go a little larger or little smaller than that. Once you get good at that size, go smaller.

Go smaller until you hit you/gun limit.
 

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If your looking for something for helping with wind calls, bigdog steel has a rack that is called Prometheus wind professor. I haven’t used one but been interested in getting one for awhile. Seems like a pretty good idea. It is made for using at 500yds, it has a bunch of hanging rectangular plates that are .1 mil wide at 500 yds, so you could use it at 1000 easily too but they would only be .05 mil wide and be pretty difficult target size to discern at that distance.

Prometheus wind professor
 

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I don’t shoot much at 1,000 so I can’t say. My experience is more at 750 and in. I’ve made far shots consistently at 1200, but it was on a 100% ipsc plate which has a lot of room for error
If a 100% ipsc at 1200y, has “a lot of room for error” for “you”. You are better than most of us competing and I find it more than strange that you seem to have no idea how to answer your own question.

Something is not adding up.
 
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@Lowlight had the the wind target thin and wide, and the piano key looking target.

But agree something doesn't add up, is there a typo above?
 

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I don’t shoot much at 1,000 so I can’t say. My experience is more at 750 and in. I’ve made far shots consistently at 1200, but it was on a 100% ipsc plate which has a lot of room for error
A IPSC at 1200 is 1.5moa wind wise, 2.5moa vertical
The range I shoot at most often has a 15" wide x 18" tall at 1200, it is not that easy to hit in wind. I doubt 3" more in width would be that significant.
The easiest way to calculate what size plate you want or feel you are capable of hitting is by shooting a group at that distance on a nice day with little wind. If it groups 3" at 1K, then a 10" plate is not out of line. If it consistently shoots 8" at 1K, then a 10" isn't a reasonable goal. Even with a 3" rifle at 1k, your hit pct on a half moa plate will be well under 30%.