Re: Drag Functions
To get an accurate trajectory drop chart, it takes two numbers. BC and drag function. G1 is the most common. If you dont have real world drop data to compare your calculator results to, use G1. If you have real world results say at 300, 600, 800 and 1000 yards and even more imbetween, then if G1 and any BC combo doesnt match, then you try G5 and a lower or higher BC. If that still doesnt match, yoy try G7 and a lower or higher than G1 BC. Sooner or later, it will match. Many combo's will get you an accurate 1000 yard drop, but your calculator may have the mid range points higher or lower than your real world drops if youre not using the right drag function. They are also very unpredictable. YOU MUST test your rifle load combo to get your calculator to give you accurate results. So you ask, what is the point of a calculator? The point of them is so that after you have established a real world BC and drag function, it will show you predictable changes when the air density changes.
Clear as mud??
Originally Posted by Broz
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????
My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.