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Old 10-23-2002, 06:18 PM
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I was sittin on the crapper and thinking about sighting i guns becuase the topics I've read and the fact that Dad hasn't gotten around to going and making sure ours are zeroed in for this season (I don't have my FAC) So I was thinking about the drop of bullets.

Now I know thanks to my fancy book learnin <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> that objects fall at the same speed. but the heavier object will make a bigger dent at the bottom. I also know that when you hold a gun parrallel to the earth (not counting the curvature of the earth) it takes the same time for a bullet fired to hit the ground as opne dropped from the same height. So THAT means that 2 guns of different sizes are shot at the same time and parellel to the ground will hit at the same time. But since one is travveling faster it will hit farther away. That means a faster bullet will <u>ALWAYS</u> have less of a drop than a slower one.

I never really fully understood ballistics and drop before cause I've only been shooting guns a few years. Did I get it correct? Does a faster bullet always have less drop? Or am I incorrect and I have a lot to learn.
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Old 10-23-2002, 06:38 PM
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A faster bullet goes further before it hits the ground. So at a given distance it should, theoretically, have less drop.


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Old 10-23-2002, 08:17 PM
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The way you stated your question they would both have the same amount of fall at the point of impact if they started level but the faster bullet would have less of a curve ,thus traveling farther .
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Old 10-23-2002, 10:26 PM
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ok, let me restat that. From the muzzle at targets, 100 yards, 150 yards, 200 yards and 300 yards. The faster bullet wil always be flatter (have less drop from target to target as it gets out farther) But bullet size and shape must come into play with air resitance... So I can see it is very complicated. I thought I had it figured out. Faster bullet = less drop at set spots. But, if a bullet has drag it slows down...so it still holds true. hmmmm? I'll ponder that as I try to fall asleep tonight. Maybe I'll comeup with something else.
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