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Ron Spomer

Wind Impacts Bullets in Flight Dramatically – Here is More


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When a side wind blows against a bullet in flight, it gives it a new vector, a new direction of travel in addition to the one the powder gases have given it. Even a tiny degree of nudge to the left or right results in a significant divergence from point-of-aim far downrange. Now for the […]

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One Shooting Myth Busted


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The breeze nudges into yet another vector, usually right or left. But that bullet doesn’t just drift along like a stick in the current. Its nose is pushed in the direction the wind in blowing, so it progresses ever farther off its original, barrel directed vector. Now, knowing what happens when we try blowing a […]

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Myth: Heavy Bullets Drift Less in the Wind


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In this wind you need a heavy bullet.” Not necessarily. Heavier bullets can reduce wind drift, but that’s only a small part of the equation. Bullet shape—called form factor and included as part of a bullet’s Ballistic Coefficient (BC) rating—plays a huge roll, as does flight time to target and velocity. To the surprise of […]

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