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I've read somewhere long ago before the internet so it may be from a mag that the bullet will drop at the same rate as a dropped object. That is if it shot perfectly level. Shoot it at an arc and of course the bullet will fly farther and longer.
in Mar 15 a golfer got hit with a bullet that supposingly came from my local range.
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Not enough brain power to understand half of this thread...or I need another red bull so I can focus..ugh!
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According to Sierra's Infinity ballistic calculator, a 180gr 40cal at 1000fps would have to be fired elevated at nearly a 45 degree angle to zero back down at 880yds, or half mile. It would arrive at nearly a 45 degree angle going down at about 520fps with close to 106 ft/lbs of energy. Time of flight is 3.9 seconds, and midrange height is about 700 inches. When zeroed at 25yards and shot level, it would drop about 200 feet at half mile. The ballistic coefficient and resulting wind drag alter the results from those of a vacuum.
A 165gr 40cal at 1130fps fired at nearly a 45 degree elevation would come down more steeply at half mile with about 90 ft/lbs of energy at about 500fps.
At these steep angles, the bullet would have to traverse more siding, sheathing, insulation, sheetrock, and bathroom tile. I'm surprised the bullet didn't bounce off the siding into the ground. Of course, down from our range, we've had people claim bullets to have done incredible things when they tried to close us down.
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