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Old April 13, 2010, 06:31 PM   #15
ScottRiqui
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Correct, but why would it matter if a sphere were gyroscopically stabilized or not?

With a pointed bullet, any pitching or yawing means that the bullet will quickly begin to tumble and the aerodynamic drag will go to hell as the frontal surface area rapidly changes size and shape. With a perfectly round ball, both the frontal area size and shape always remain unchanged, no matter if the ball pitches, yaws, or rolls. So, I don't see how the exterior ballistics of a stabilized sphere would differ from an unstabilized sphere.
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