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Old December 1, 2012, 10:49 PM   #53
tobnpr
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I dunno...
Maybe I'm oversimplifying it...
Gravity's effect/bullet drop on the bullet is linear as we all know...Newton...

But the reason wind drift is not, is simply because as the bullet loses velocity, the lateral movement increases exponentially per unit of distance traveled simply because it's being "moved" or "pushed" the same distance per unit of flight time, (call it seconds, if you want) but it's covering less and less distance (per second) as it flies downrange so the relationship becomes exponential.

I think.
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