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Old September 26, 2013, 07:56 PM   #26
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What are your options?
I'm not exactly sure yet. I know a guy who owns a firing range, and I also know a police officer who said he would help, but I'm not sure. If you have anything in mind, I could ask either one if they have it.
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Old September 26, 2013, 08:05 PM   #27
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Find out what they've got and what they recommend. The answer to "what should I use" will also depend on how far you're going to be shooting. Do you know the answer to that?

ETA: You're young, so I'll also add to be sure to be a "good guest." Offer to clean the rifle and put everything back nice and neat. That's a good way to help ensure that you get invited to shoot again.
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Old September 26, 2013, 08:31 PM   #28
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However, I believe I might know the answer to your question, 44 AMP, if it is as simple as I am thinking; is it because the greater amount of momentum in heavier bullets keeps them going in a straighter line?
I'm not going to give the answer away either, but with regard to your hypothesis on momentum of heavier bullets . . . if you drop two bullets, one heavier than the other, at the same time from the same height, which hits the ground first? Or, if your gun barrel is parallel to the earth's surface (ignoring curvature) and you drop a bullet at the same time as you fire a bullet out of the barrel from the same height, which hits the ground first? The correct answers will illustrate one of the fundamental principles of physics and will also shed light on whether your hypothesis (above) is correct.
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Old September 26, 2013, 11:49 PM   #29
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However, I believe I might know the answer to your question, 44 AMP, if it is as simple as I am thinking; is it because the greater amount of momentum in heavier bullets keeps them going in a straighter line?
Not quite. And it could be very difficult to answer this question if this is your first physics class (which I am assuming that it is). However, by then end of this project (or this school year) you will certainly understand the reasoning why this occurs.
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Old September 27, 2013, 12:07 AM   #30
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Not quite. And it could be very difficult to answer this question if this is your first physics class (which I am assuming that it is). However, by then end of this project (or this school year) you will certainly understand the reasoning why this occurs.
Alright! Thanks!
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Old September 27, 2013, 12:08 AM   #31
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And yes, this is my first physics class
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Old September 27, 2013, 02:14 PM   #32
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What to shoot? The gun with the greatest difference in bullet weight.

The .38/.357 has a pretty wide spread. ~90gr. to 200 gr.

Probably a good idea to keep to the same bullet type; for example wadcutter, hollow point, lead round nose, etc.
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Old September 27, 2013, 02:28 PM   #33
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As a side note, if you're a University of Arkansas football fan... Good luck this weekend, should be a good game
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Old September 28, 2013, 02:03 AM   #34
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However, I believe I might know the answer to your question, 44 AMP, if it is as simple as I am thinking; is it because the greater amount of momentum in heavier bullets keeps them going in a straighter line?
It's not quite that simple. (there a little guy, seems to be dressed like the Cowardly Lion, hopping around and chanting "I wanna tell em! I waanna Tell em!!")...

A situation as you describe, does exist in our shooting world. (find that, for extra points!)

But that set of circumstances is not the answer to my question.

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Did you know that with handguns, lighter bullets will generally strike the target lower than heavier ones, with the same point of aim?

This would seem to be the opposite of what one expects to happen, but I assure you it is true. Heavier bullets move slower than lighter ones, so they ought to hit lower, but that is not the observed result. Why?
note the italicized word...

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