Posts Tagged: wind drift

Ron Spomer

Wind Impacts Bullets in Flight Dramatically – Here is More


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Wind blows bullets. A lot. And a heavier bullet isn’t necessarily going to defeat that. Hunters have been advocating “bigger bullets” to beat the wind for generations, but that’s not quite accurate. The heavier bullet also has to be streamlined. Bullet weight and shape combine to beat the wind. It’s a matter of efficiency. The […]

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Ron Spomer

One Shooting Myth Busted


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A lie repeated often enough becomes accepted as truth. Something similar happens with gun and shooting myths. The “heavy bullet/wind drift” mistake is a classic example. I subscribed to it for years before someone set me straight. Shoot a Heavier Bullet to Reduce Wind Drift? Like most gun myths, this one has some truth behind […]

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Ron Spomer

Myth: Heavy Bullets Drift Less in the Wind


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Just because we hunters are experienced enough through our real-life adventures to have a better grasp of how things really work in the world doesn’t mean we’re immune to myths and misconceptions. We might not believe Elvis is living in Argentina with Jimmy Hoffa, but we still accept some pretty tall tales about guns, ammo […]

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