Originally Posted by garciaaron
Hey there Ranger, which unit were you in? I was with the 504 PIR, 82nd ABN. Well I have found that when it comes to numbers that round performs very similarly to the Federal 180 grain Trophy Bonded Tip. At least thats what I get when you compare ballistic tables which is nothing more than SWAG until it gets proven on paper. But thats what I am going with. I found a pretty good ballistic application for the droid. Its called Cabellas recon hunt. It has a ballistic table that shows a good variety of calibers and bullets. You can calculate everything out to 1000 yards, as well as make the zero range anything you want it to be. Its only draw back I can see is I do not think it accounts for temperature and elevation correctly. Other than that it does not offer any info on fusion.
JSOC (Joint Force Special Operations Command) was my last PDA. At times we did training for some of your guys for various types of missions.
I wish I could give you better advice but what you are doing already is the best I can offer.
I keep hoping at some point they'll release the data but so far no luck.
If you can't recover a slug just pull one apart and see if it is indeed a boat tail.
That'll help narrow things down for you. Look at other monomental bullets in that same wt class and compare to what you are getting on paper (after chrono) and it should get you very close.
You can adjust the bc in your calculations up/down until you find one that fits your results.
From there you can come up with some reasonable approximations for your 500-1000yds adjustments such that you ought to at least be able to get on paper.
All the way... .