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Old December 5, 2012, 05:13 PM   #72
Brian Pfleuger
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Yes, but a tailwind doesn't "accelerate" (in the common meaning of the word, technically any change in speed is an "acceleration") the bullet. It causes it to lose speed more slowly.

For instance, a bullet fired with a 20mph tailwind will decelerate as if it's muzzle velocity were 20mph slower than it really is.

A bullet with a 20mph headwind will decelerate as if it's velocity were 20mph faster than it really is.
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