Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reverse Engineering a ballistic program.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-15-2007, 10:57 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: McKinney TX
Posts: 408

I worked and talked with Brad many times over the years (maker of JBM online). He actually had a great ballistic program for PC ("On Target", if I remember correctly) back in the 90's, but went to an online version instead.

Brad's a great guy to talk to and work with.

Mathew 5:16

Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
Reply With Quote

Unread 07-15-2007, 11:28 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Posts: 131

Nice review on your experience and very valuable especially for those who don't take the time to see what's going on when data doesn't match to actual field results.

However, some things I'l like to recall, since I posted them many times before in the past.

1) You cannot fudge numbers without paying the consequences. "Bending the curve" will not made up for an inaccurate ballistics engine. How many times will you have to repeat the process for any new load ?

2) Good input will make for good outputs...and the other way around.:confused:

3) The basic problem is not the use of G1/G5/G7 BCs. They are what we have at hand, what the manufacturers turn out. The problem lies in the ballistics predictive model most programs uses, especially at longer ranges when bullets go through the transonic range.

Not my idea to start a thread ( fight ?? ) on ballistics models, but fortunately enough we have new mathematical tools that yield very accurate results at extended ranges.
regards, Gus

LoadBaseŠ Desktop & Mobile editions - the ballistics/reloading software solution
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Reverse Engineering a ballistic program.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ballistic program justgoharder Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 11-26-2011 10:00 AM
Reverse engineering Superformance gpspowell Reloading 2 05-01-2011 12:55 PM
Why no "reverse engineering" ballistics calculators? EXPRESS Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 11-15-2010 08:10 PM
Best ballistic program goodgrouper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 11 01-28-2005 11:51 PM
Ballistic program Magnumdude Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 7 04-28-2003 06:12 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC