[BREAKING] Trijicon’s Ventus – Wind Reading Game Changer [2020]

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The Trijicon Ventus, if it works as advertised, is a game-changer for long range shooting!

What do we know about and think of it? Keep reading and check out our Trijicon Ventus review below. Don’t forget to click the button below to subscribe to updated about the Trijicon Ventus.

 

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Trijicon Ventus Background

In the Long Range Shooting Handbook I wrote, “If it wasn’t for wind, everyone could be a sniper.”

In my book I explain that the biggest effect on a bullet’s path (unless you shoot a tree in the way of the target) is gravity. Thankfully, it is the easiest to account for.

The bad news is that the second largest effect on a bullet’s path is wind and it is the hardest variable to account for.

Wind is the real difficult part of long range shooting for two reasons:

  1. It is difficult to determine what the wind is doing all the way to the target, and
  2. Even if you do figure it out, it often changes easily (and quickly)

Trijicon Ventus Specs

Wind Reading500 yards
Rangefinding5,000 Yards
Magnification9 Power
Batteries2 Rechargeable Lithium 18650 Batteries

With the release of the Ventus by Trijicon, it looks like they just took care of long range wind problem #1, determining wind downrange (out to 500 yards, at least…for now).

trijicon ventus wind readerThey’ve released what we’ve been wanting (and in some cases not even realize that we’ve been wnating): a handheld device that reads wind at distance!

Does it work? We’ll see…

For now, we can only share what we know so far (and are allowed to share).

Trijicon has created a handheld device that uses doppler lidar to measure particulates in the air. This technology in the Ventus is called “WindPro Technology” by Trijicon.

According to Trijicon, “The wavelength of the returning laser energy shifts due to particulate motion (Doppler Effect). The system measures three-dimensional wind velocities at various distances in front of the shooter by measuring the Doppler shift of returning laser energy.”

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Currently, the WindPro technology in the Ventus only works out to 500 yards, however, we look forward to the technology increasing in distance with time.

Trijicon is going to offer the Ventus in late 2020 in two models: the standard Ventus wind reading rangefinder and the Ventus X which also includes internal ballistic software and built-in sensors to measure atmospheric temperature, stratospheric pressure, and incline angle in addition to the wind-reading and rangefinding featuers of the base Ventus model.

The Trijicon Ventus will also work with the Trijicon Ballistic App (will be available for iPhone and Android). Features of the Trijicon app include:

  • Seamless Bluetooth Integration with Ventus™ X
  • See Wind Map Overlay of Readings
  • Remotely Fire the Ventus™ X from the App
  • Provides Ballistic Solution on Trijicon reticle with the App
  • Save Up to 1,000 Ventus™ X Readings within the App

Trijicon Ventus App

Until we have more information about the Ventus to share (you already subscribed so you’ll get notified of updates, right?), you’ll have to gather more info about the Ventus wind-reading rangefinder in this video:

Trijicon Ventus Features

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Trijicon Ventus FAQs

Q: How far can the Trijicon Ventus read wind?
A: The Ventus can read wind out to 500 yards.

Q: How much does the Trijicon Ventus cost?
A: We don’t know yet – subscribe for updates to be one of the first to know the Ventus’s price

Q: How far can the Ventus range targets?
A: The Ventus can range targets out to 5,000 yards.

Q: What is the difference between the Ventus and the Ventus X?
A: The Ventus is a wind reader and rangefinder whereas the Ventus X also has an onboard ballistic calculator.

Q: How does the Trijicon Ventus read wind?
A: The Ventus uses doppler lidar technology to read particles in the wind.

 

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