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Old 03-14-2009, 02:33 PM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

Originally Posted by jwp475 View Post
It's also important to have the proper muzzle velocity. I had this problem at 975 yards. I chronographed the 3338 Lapua and came up with 2820 FPS and I was consistently low at 975 yards I played with the BC a bit and was not getting satisfactory results. So I decided to recheck my zero and to rechronograph my load at the same time. This time I got 2791 FPS average and the problem was solved. Of course the programs trajectory validation had alredy predicted as much and I have no issues with my drops since. Just my experience..


I want to do that with the 300rum
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:31 PM
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Re: Reverse calculating software


and that's an awesome experience! I can't argue with that. Once the BC for your particular weapon has been established and the bullet impact is not on, then is time to check our muzzle velocity. Exbal will definitely help you big time with that!

The point I'm still trying to make is the need to obtain the right BC for whatever we're shooting. Changing MV (without the properly adjusted BC) will only be a temporary solution for the problem; will shoot on target at that particular distance and when you change distances then you got to do it again. On the other hand, if the right BC has already been established and due to temperature changes we have a different MV then using Exbal like that will give you a good permanet solution for a range of distances until that MV changes again and or the established BC needs some tweeking.

Good posting and good experience!

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Old 03-14-2009, 09:17 PM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

+1.. Spot on
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:28 PM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

Thanks for your help fellas. I think I'm going to order a copy of Exbal.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:45 AM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

Adjusting muzzle velocity from actual recorded velocity to get drop data will directly effect your energy data.
By adjusting your b.c. instead and using actual recorded muzzle velocity your energy data will be much more accurate.
Just another plus for using actual recorded muzzle velocity.

My 2 cents.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:31 AM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

Becides the muzzle velocity and drop make sure you've got the correect sight height over the bore and the correct atmospheric information entered into your computer program. Otherwise yoiur new adjusted BCs will be meaningless and yoiu're data won't be right if you change sights or the weather changes.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:02 PM
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Re: Reverse calculating software

If you're willing to spend $300 on software for a PDA/Pocket PC, Horus Vision's AtragMX does exactly what you are asking for. BC is dynamic, so it does change throughout the bullet's flight based on velocity. A big problem is everyone uses the G1 (C1) ballistic model to compare all BCs. The G7 model is designed for long caliber, boat tail bullets and matches the curve associated with the long, slender, efficient bullets used for long range shooting, unfortunatly, it doesn't compare proportionally to the G1, and is a much smaller number, so to make a bullet look good manufactures use the G1 coefficient. AtragMX allows for input of multiple G1 BCs along the flight, and the software will even calculate it from empirical drop data gained from your rifle. I love their product, but without accurate environmental and range inputs, crap in=crap out. So get yourself a kestrel 3500 or higher model and good LRF while you are at it if you don't already own them. To solve your velocity problems: Many powders are temperature sensitive. Temperature changes the burn rate, which effects muzzle velocity. AtragMX will also keep track of different velocities for different temperatures, eliminating this problem. So you will want to test the velocity of your loads for different ambient temps and record your average. I have no affiliation with Horus Vision other than being a satisfied customer with their products.... I only wish their customer service was better.
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