Re: A decent spindrift formula
Theories on spin drift,
Please don’t criticize anything here as this is all theory and opinion and not necessarily fact.
Does anybody even have true calcs for spin drift?? Or known calculations? If you think about it SOME of the calcs would have to include the bullets stability factor and distance. Calcs for the stability factor includes atmospheric conditions, twist, velocity, and total bullet design, bullet construction and even the type of materials used.
If spin drift is a result of the bullet being angled slightly to the left or right depending on twist direction due to gyroscopic stability, or yaw of response, wouldn’t the bullets stability factor be necessary to give accurate calculations? If the bullet was being spun faster than necessary, wouldn’t that increase the spin drift? If the bullet didn’t spin, it wouldn’t move to the left or the right, right?
Something to think about.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, 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.