Lateral Danger Space
Imagine a guy is hunting with a .17 Remington Magnum. He is shooting 25 grain Hornady Hollow Points with a Muzzle Velocity of 4,040 feet per second and a G1 Ballistic Coefficient of .151. The weather conditions are 100 degrees below zero Fairenheit, 200 feet below Sea Level, and a 200 mile per hour crosswind that is constantly changing directions.
He sees an animal with a 36 inch kill zone 985 yards away and he only has one bullet left. Normally, his Danger Space would be considered to be 7 yards. However, if you look at the situation laterally, his bullet is only in the specified kill zone for 2 yards (assuming he dopes the wind correctly).
This is because the bullet experiences 733 feet, 6.195 inches of lateral wind deflection at 985 yards. The distance at which it is still within +-18 inches of the target laterally is only approxiamtely one yard in each direction of its point of impact. Could this be defined as a "Lateral Danger Space" and would it be relevant to this man's situation?
[ 09-06-2004: Message edited by: Newbie_71 ]