Practical difference of .5 vs .6 BC

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by statjunk, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. statjunk

    statjunk Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    What is the real world difference between bullets of BC .5 and .6?

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    We had a pretty in depth discussion about this a few months ago. What it really comes down to is: How far is your real world? And how fast are you running them? Some extra speed can make up for some lost bc out to a certain distance. The best thing you can do is use a ballistics calculator and run different bullets using your parameters and see what the difference is at different yardages.

    Assuming that you are using this bullet for hunting, I think that terminal performance comes first in picking your bullet. Then you set your limits according to what your equipment and your self can do effectively.

    Steve