Yes, and that is how I read the calculator because there is no way to know what the SD value will be for my gun with a particular bullet and it changes with how that bullet is loaded.1) Below 1.0 is considered unstable.
2) Between 1.0 and 1.5 is stable but not optimized.
3) Above 1.5 is both stable and optimized.
A bullet with an SG of 1.2 has plenty of potential to shoot small groups and show no signs of instability. A lot of benchrest shooters are getting extremely close to 1.1 or even 1.0 and shooting sub .2 MOA.
With that being said, we actually have the equipment to physically test and measure this kind of data. So we aren't guessing.
Is this because tipped bullet is actualy "shorter" (tip is very light) and when your calculator says that you have 1.5 with berger You actually have more stability with tipped bullet off same lenght?Might be surprised how much of it is verified through testing. We do know that our current system works very well even for tipped bullets.
It was predictable.I miss the days when we had these type of technical discussions on here.
hey phorwath glad to see your back!It was predictable.
A combination of factors, including growth in numbers, increased difficulties of crowd control, and the influence of money. There's only so much time, patience, and effort available to any Forum Administrator. They eventually short cut it, in their efforts to maintain some semblance of crowd control.
Consequently, some invested members move on... No longer invested.
That is what I am guessing because it moves the CG forward so there is less leverage against the CG from the front of the bullet.More mass farther from the center is better and more stable?