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Look closely and you will see the 06 shoots flatter, especially at longer ranges.. Makes sense as they have the same size bullet, just the 06 has a larger shell casing and more powder.. However for all practical purposes, the Ballistic Coefficient is identical..
Originally posted by Roper
7 mag will work for long range, so will 270 WSM, 308.
The 7 mag is awesome. My assistant Manger has one, zero at 100yds and he will hold dead on out to 500yds +. Same thing with the 270 WSM. Now he does had his scope set to infinity.
He took a deer running at 500yds with a 25-06. A lot has to do with the man holding the rifle.
Optics, Check out the Barska line. One son has a 10-40x50, one a 6-24x44 and I have a 8-32x50. My sons are tactical models, mine is a range finding model.
Perhaps my favorite handgun tuned out to be the Star PD .45 cal.
but I am also a PRO gun control person.
OTOH, how much larger is a .50 cal than the old Dirty Harry .44 Magnum? Answer, 0.06 inches.
terms FLAT and DROP to describe the trajectory of any bullet in flight.
.220 Swift was the fastest muzzle velocity cartridge off the shelf.
“If you drop an exact duplicate bullet from the same height at the same time the fired bullet exits the perfectly level barrel, both bullets will hit the ground at the same time.”
This says to me all bullet trajectory curves are the same.
It is intuitive that the higher the exit velocity, the further the bullet will travel before touching down to earth.
The DROP curve of any bullets of the same muzzle velocity should be the same.
Knowing that is not the case, then what other factors effect the flight of a bullet? It must be the aerodynamics of the individual bullet design. It is also intuitive that the longer in time is the bullet’s flight, the more effect aerodynamics will play as opposed to gravity which is constant.
Due to the nature of the mission of bullets, the designer is limited to a very few characteristics he or she can alter to achieve some specific goal.
I do no know at what rate - that fact - spin - seems to rule out the external shape of the bullet having any effect on its trajectory curve.
I’m thinking the center of gravity must also correspond to the “aerodynamic” center of a bullet to assure a predicable flight path. If those 2 "centers" were not exactly the same, the bullet would tend to tumble or skip as it flies its course. IMO.
but I’m wondering if bullet shape really plays any role in trajectory? Does one bullet have a “FLATTER” trajectory curve than another? If yes, then can that be explained if what I have written above is true.
Only distance to target and gravity would effect the trajectory.
3. Lands and Grooves
5. Length of Barrel (Works in conjunction with Speed of Powder Burn)
6. Weapon "Lock Up".. ie.. Quality and functionality of the "Bolt mechanism"
As previously stated, I can expound on anything if you like
Originally posted by backyard guru
the dealer here in town is trying to get me to buy a sako tikie or tee kie, i know that is the wrong spelling, but its pronounced that way, hes pushin the 06 on me, and my friends on the other hand recommend like you do to use the 308.
I simply want something that could become a rifle that i would love, never want to give up, and always make that kill.
Is that too much to ask for , I had that once when i was a kid, my dad bought me a marlin 22 mag bolt, a 883 and it never missed, I always got my bunnies and tree rats every shot, now its time to move up , and I wanted something for long range.
I guess it will never really be a sniper rifle as Im not a sniper, but I want the fricken best there is, so I can take my buddies on the range, not once , but all the time.
Thanks for your advice