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


Time of Flight vs Ballistic Coefficient.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NC, oceanfront
Posts: 4,057
Re: Time of Flight vs Ballistic Coefficient.

Making a bullet longer, holding proportions, for a given weight(like a turned aluminum bullet) will increase BC and result in less windrift.

Picture the shockwave bowed over the bullet nose. It's cross section folding in tight with speed, but unfolding/increasing as velocity drops off(deceleration). A bullet's BC follows this cross section. Effective BC changes in flight(with velocity) as drag goes up. The bullet cross section itself unchanging and insignificant.
Picture wind pushing against the shockwave rather than the bullet sides. And rain never actually touching a bullet in flight.
Reply With Quote
  •   #16  
    Unread 11-02-2006, 01:16 PM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Blighty
    Posts: 637
    Re: Time of Flight vs Ballistic Coefficient.

    [ QUOTE ]
    How cool is that, to be able to hunt with Sherlock Holmes!
    I'm very impressed [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    [/ QUOTE ] was elementary my dear Edge.

    Reply With Quote



    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: Time of Flight vs Ballistic Coefficient.
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    50 BMG Ballistic Coefficient remrifle333 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 04-23-2011 07:19 PM
    Ballistic Coefficient (BC) Rogue Reloading 16 11-03-2006 12:35 PM
    Ballistic Coefficient daveosok Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 08-05-2005 03:37 PM
    How do I calculate the ballistic coefficient? Troutslayer Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 05-17-2005 08:52 PM
    Ballistic Coefficient 30cal. duke Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 04-10-2005 12:37 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC