Perfect Union banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
Let me try to explain what sniper was saying. Althought eh bullet comes out of the barrel relatively straight, gravity kicks in and pulls the bullet to the ground (trajectory). If a scope is 2 inches from the barrel, it sees in a straight line. Therefore, for the bullet to actually hit what your crosshairs are on, it shoots up a little. The bullets path is like an arch. For example, one could setup the following. The bullet leaves the barrel 2 inches beneath the crosshair's aimpoint. The bullet travels up with distance to meet the crosshairs aimpoint (maybe 75 yards), then the bullet goes above the aimpoint (maybe 1 inch high at 100 yards). Gravity is pulling this bullet down, and therefore it will cross the aimpoint again (maybe 150 yards), and sinks further with distance. Therefore, depending on the size of your target, you have to judge the distance, and aim over or under accordingly. The higher the scope is mounted, the steeper the trajectory path (kinda).
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top