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ALTITUDE AND VELOCITY??

 
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:15 PM
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ALTITUDE AND VELOCITY??

Ran ballistics for a .30cal 200 gr SBT at 2950 fps, My elevation is 500 ft, at 5500 ft my effective range is extended several hundred yards. My question is, given a set load that pushes a 200gr bullet at 2950fps, will alltitude increase actual velocity?

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Old 06-12-2005, 02:10 PM
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Re: ALTITUDE AND VELOCITY??

I don't believe an increase in altitude will increase the muzzle velocity of a given load. You will see a benefit in that your trajectory will be flatter due to the thinner air and it's inability to slow that bullet as quickly as the thick air at sea level.
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Old 06-12-2005, 03:55 PM
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Re: ALTITUDE AND VELOCITY??

Thanks Dave

I thought so also, just needed confirmation.

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