ballistic coefficient


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ballistic coefficient

[bə′lis·tik ‚kō·ə′fish·ənt]
(mechanics)
The numerical measure of the ability of a missile to overcome air resistance; dependent upon the mass, diameter, and form factor.
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I confess this is my subjective estimate and not a scientific study, and that such a point gain will vary at any given match depending on conditions, but the improvement in ballistic coefficient is there.
The initial values of the uncertain parameters, ballistic coefficient and eccentricity, are estimated with the response surface technique using a genetic algorithm for the four time intervals where a near linear variation of the mean apogee altitude is observed.
This formula was quite effective until bullet manufacturers came up with the super-high ballistic coefficient projectiles that are today being used by both competitors and hunters.
300 Winchester Magnum into the optimum cartridge; doing so would mandate the use of a projectile with a ballistic coefficient as close to 0.
The whole premise of ballistic coefficient is comparing your bullet to some other 'standard' projectile," says Hornady's Neal Emery.
Caption: The very pointy nose, or secant ogive, on the Nosler RDF is why this bullet has such a high ballistic coefficient and flies so flat.
1) Superb aerodynamics, which in bullet form are measured in ballistic coefficient (BC).
The following procedure is based on two assumptions: (1) the use of a telescopic sight with % minute adjustments, (2) the use of a bullet/cartridge that has a Ballistic Coefficient of .
A sleek profile and boattail produce a high ballistic coefficient.
460 bullets have a higher sectional density and (assuming similar bullet shape) a higher ballistic coefficient than do .