The Big Curve: Bullet Trajectory, Precision Shooting and Ballistic
Gainesville, GA –-(Ammoland.com)- According to the online version of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “trajectory” is defined as, “the curve that a body (such as a planet or comet in its orbit or a rocket) describes in space.”
Essentially, once it leaves the muzzle of your barrel, your bullet starts on a curved path we call trajectory. Many factors influence that trajectory including the shape and design of the bullet, the bullet’s velocity, and atmospheric conditions. And, of course, the big factor, gravity, which exerts a steady downward pull on the bullet.
So, can you the shooter affect your bullet’s trajectory? Not once you pull the trigger. The best you could have done-and should have done–is to account for and determine that trajectory before the shot was taken.
The easiest way to accomplish this? Use Ballistic and make sure you fill in all the fields on your Ballistic profile for each round you are shooting.
Your bullet’s velocity-at the muzzle-is a critical factor in determining trajectory, and this number is among your more important inputs for your Ballistic profile of your rounds. Knowing a round’s muzzle velocity requires the use of a quality chronograph; a ten-round …Read the Rest