Re: Angle Shooting - Correcting For The Effects Of Gravity by Ward Brien
Jaceduece, Like Len said it's the *vector* (direction) of the force of gravity that is changing (in relation to the bullet's path, not the Earth) when changing shooting angle. The force of the gravity IS the same over the same period of time. But the percieved affect (drop) is different becausse that effect is no longer perpendicular to the bullet's path.
To take it to an extreme, if you shot a bullet straight up, there would be no percieved drop at all, because the bullet hasn't traveled over ground at all. But... gravity has still had an affect on the bullet. The more you increase the angle up (or down) the less the *percieved* effect in relation to the level ground because less level ground has been covered in the same amount of time. Now, imagine the shot that is almost straight up, say 80 degrees, still almost no percieved drop, but gravity is still working. The more you angle your shot toward the earth, the more you see the results fo the gravity pulling the bullet down from it's path.
Hope that's clear as mud.
Last edited by MontanaRifleman; 11-20-2008 at 12:35 PM..