Re: Long Range Ballistic Calculators
Short answer yes ballistics programs can be very accurate…..dependent on……
Inconsistencies with computer predicted drops and windage isn’t so much from the data provided BY the program but rather data provided TO the program. Garbage in usually equates to garbage out.
Good practice is to “true” your drops and slightly adjust certain variables (usually the BC, MV and drag coefficient) depending on what application you are using. Drop validation or truing is a must do to accurately predict results provided from your ballistics program.
Computer results can be “spot on” if initial data consists of a relatively close BC to match your velocity band, very reliable MV with good ES, verified scope tracking and cant, and a good zero with a know air density equivalent.
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