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Old November 22, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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When skill and luck come together- 3,079 yard kill...
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Old November 22, 2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Awesome read guy-- Heck i do that with my 223 all the time.

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Old November 22, 2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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lol he the writer never took stats nor does he understand the concept of "Yawing".
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Old November 22, 2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Actually, I'm pretty sure that bullet was yawing....

IIRC, the .50 BMG goes subsonic at about 2100-2200 yards (someone correct me on this if I'm off base on this, I didn't run ballistics...)

Even if the bullet is relatively stable transonic, doesn't seem unreasonable it would be tumbling at that range (?)


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JBM says that the 750 grain Amax at 2800 fps MV goes subsonic between 2500-2600 yards... at 3000 yards it's right at 1000 fps.

The Amax is pretty much top of the heap with a 1.05 BC, but who knows what these guys were shooting...and at what elevation...

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Old November 22, 2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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I doubt that it would be tumbling since the rotation imparted by the rifling doesn't slow much over that distance/time. It may have yawed at transonic but that yaw would stop some place after passing sonic. So it would not be a continuous yaw. Gyroscopic effect would be maintained. Tumbling would almost certainly not be happening.
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Old November 22, 2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Might be interesting but its also the definition of a DriveBy.
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