Re: \"Puting it to sleep too early\" & \"Overstabalization\"
My understanding of "over stabilization" isn't a concern because of bullet failure, though that surely happens too, but it is a concern at the later stages of a bullet's flight.
Assuming that you are firing on the level, your bore will be canted up ever so slightly. This sends your bullet upward to counter the effects of gravity. At some point your bullet reaches it's highest point and begins to come back down in a near parabolic arc, the farther it goes, the steeper it's drop angle.
Normally the nose of the bullet should be in line with the path of the bullet. This reduces the drag on the bullet. This is pretty much a given early in the bullet's flight. Over stabilization comes in when a bullet is spinning too fast, making too good of a gyro and resists the tendency of the body to follow inline with the path of the bullet. This gives a nose high attitude and increases drag. If your bullet is just stable the drag on the body will tend to keep it behind the nose and on line of the bullet path. That keeps your BC high, drag low, and makes happy shooters.
But then again, this IS rocket science, and I didnít even stay at Holiday Inn Express last night!
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