So yesterday I decided to go and shoot some 22 LR. I know last time I shot, I had gotten the gun zero'ed at 50 yards, the ammo was consistent, shots were dead on and life was rosy. Yesterday, I took a few shots on the steel targets @ 50 yards, tin .. tin .. tin, all good. I start shooting at some paper targets a few minutes later and surprise surprise, all shots are about 1.5" at 2 O'clock. I question myself, I can't be that bad, I know the gun is zeroed, I'm not jerking the trigger, what's going on, I double check the shouldering, cheek weld, focus on the trigger, and again ~ 1.5" off. Finally, I notice the little flags that are at the end of the range, and they are flying indicating wind blowing at maybe 60 degrees (0 is tailwind, 90 is left crosswind). Initially, I thought, that just can't be right, 22 LR is reasonably fast, 50 yards is not that far and the wind is not that fast to drift a bullet that much in such a short distance. I adjust my scope to compensate for the 1.5 and all of a sudden, the hits are exactly at the point of aim. When I got home I plugged some numbers into an online ballistics calculator and sure enough it's saying that the wind drift will be about 1.5" right in the shooting conditions I was in. So my newly learned lesson is, before I pull the trigger, I need to look around me and compensate for the wind, and even at 50 yards, 22 LR is quite susceptible to drift due to wind.