Ballistics Software - How Far Will It Go?
Been working with a couple of ballistics calculators and have come across a question that doesn't seem to be easy to answer - "How far will it go?"
A little more detailed question - if I fire a 308 (172gn, BC of .452, MV 2800) at a 15 degree angle, how far will it go?
How would you go about answering this?
I understand this is not a question you would typically need to answer to create a firing solution, but is is of interest to those of us in the Eastern US - you can't get more than 2000 yards or so w/o encountering a structure of some sort, and it adds to overall understanding.
JBM has a max distance calculator (i.e. given some ballistic information, it returns maximum distance and the optimum angle), but I'm looking to set the angle and determine the distance.
This question seems to be a variation/extension of the shooting uphill problem, so I may be missing something.
If calculators can't give this info, why not? Does this situation push the mathematical models (i.e. problems with going from supersonic to subsonic, etc).
Thanks for your help...