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Posted: 10/24/2001 11:49:45 PM EDT
Someone please enlighten me as to the meaning of ballistic coefficient. I think it has something to do with a bullets ability to retain velocity and keep its ballitic course. I heard the term used in reference to bullets decelerating from supersonic to subsonic velocities at specific ranges, which causes the bullet to destabilize. A more scientific explaination would be greatly appreciated. Here's a good opportunity to show off your wits gentlemen, let my enlightenment begin.
Link Posted: 10/25/2001 12:13:47 AM EDT
The ballistic coefficient is a measurement of how well a projectile flys in the air. It relates the drag deceleration of a projectile to the drag deceleration of a standard bullet. The higher the ballistic coefficient, the better the bullet performs in air. (1) C = SD/i = w/id2 C = ballistic coefficient w = weight of bullet, lbs. i = form factor SD = secetional density d = diameter of the bullet, in.
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