Re: GREAT TIPS for LONG RANGE shooting accuracy!
Originally Posted by silvertip-co
I've had this theory for a while that the rotational forces of the spinning bullet 'also' cause left or right drift at longer/longest ranges, depending on whether the rifling is left or right hand. But that's just a funky idea I thought of, wish I knew more physics.
It is a fact. It is called "spin drift". This is caused by the nose of the bullet being pointed in the direction of the rotation of the bullet (albiet it is an ever so slight offset). Air pressure on the opposing side of the projectile pushes the bullet off course a bit. Not much. About 8-12" at 1000 yards for most hand carried sporter style rifles.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.