The OP poses a good question and not one I had thought through...until now.

There are natural shooters and there are technical shooters, I seem to be the later - when you get a shooter that exhausts all the technical advantages and is a natural shot you have a winner

Anyway, taking a real scenario of a 40mm kill at 42 yards that would measure 1 MIL across, if it had 20mm of plate around the hole that would be 1/2 MIL in width either side.

So the wind is coming from left to right at 90 degrees but variable strength, lets consider four scenarios - it doesn't move at all or 0 MIL, it moves a 1/2 MIL, 1 MIL and 1 1/2 MIL, what's the outcome if aiming edge of kill or centre (assuming you have the range correct

):

__Aim Centre__
0 MIL = 2

1/2 MIL = 2

1 MIL = 1

1 1/2 MIL = 0

total of all probabilities = 5

__Aim Edge of Kill__
0 MIL = 2

1/2 MIL = 2

1 MIL = 2

1 1/2 MIL = 1

total of all probabilities = 7

If the above waffle is correct its pretty compelling

I suppose it comes down to experiences, if you have always shot a certain way and you instinctively know how much to give it doesn't really matter as long as you have a system.

However I do keep thinking if I shoot dead centre in any sort of wind (i.e. always

) I am only really shooting at half the kill, its not going to move upwind - is it