Originally Posted by ohiohunter
I think everyone is slightly missing the objective. I'm wondering if the slower heavier bullet will drift more or less than a lighter bullet going faster, ie time of flight. At what point is accuracy (in wind) hindered by low velocity and increased surface area?
Hunting/ terminal performance is 100% irrelevant here.
No, not missing the point at all. That's what ballistic calculator's are for. If you go back and read my post I said run the numbers and see which bucks the wind best.
A heavy high BC bullet will almost always buck wind better, at all ranges, than a lighter lower BC bullet.
There are two things and two things only that affect wind drift. They are velocity and BC. However, you almost always have to give up one for the other because to get more BC, you need more SD (weight) and to get more velocity you have to give up weight. In the final analysis, BC almost always trumps velocity.