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Unread 04-15-2012, 02:08 PM
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Re: external ballistics question

At your angle and distance I would expect your bullet to have a downward drift is roughly a half inch, not meaningful enough to miss your ground squirrel. Your bullet is subjected to a 25-30 mph wind a 5-7 degree angle for maybe 20 yards. A full value 30 mph wind at 25 yards would be an inch and a half of drift. I do a ton of chipmunk/red squirrel shooting and have played with this.

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Unread 04-15-2012, 09:36 PM
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Re: external ballistics question

Thanks to everyone for your comments. I knew that bullet did something, I just wasn't sure which direction it did it in.
Now, on to bullets of the high velocity kind. Cheers, Ron
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