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Old December 2, 2012, 11:05 AM   #57
tobnpr
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Exponential functions result in a curved path, like a bullet travels.
Linear functions result in a straight path, that's why we call them "linear".
Thanks for correcting me. I knew what I meant to say, but stated it incorrectly. What I meant to say was that bullet drop stays the same, regardless of wind velocity.

But isn't it correct that the "curved" horizontal trajectory (drift) of a bullet is due to the fact that it decelerates as it travels downrange?

IF a bullet traveled at a constant rate of speed, the flight path would be a straight line- albeit at a sharp angle to the target to hit point of aim if there were a stiff full-value wind, no?
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