Ballastics table?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Gene Seward, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    All of the tables that I have seen show the ballastics as for drop and rise of a bullet with the zero at 100 and 200 yrds. with the scope 1 and one half inch above the bore of the rifle. My question is of there is such a table or graph that shows different scope heights, as in that of an AR style rifle or one for say a 50mm scope as opposed to one of 32mm or the like. This is my first post to this part of TFF and what a way to start off! LOL Thanks in advance for any help offered on this subject.
  2. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    There are many ballistics programs out there. I've even written a few, myself. Some are free and some cost a little money. Some cost more. Some allow you to specify the actual point height of your sight and others offer only a couple of standard heights.

    I use the Speer Balistics Calculator (slide rule) these days, because I am so familar with my loads I don't need the fine detail, any more.

    Drop over to Steves pages for a pretty good list of programs he has vetted.

    Do a google on "ballistics programs download" for bunches of them.

    Drop in on AmmoGuide for more information than you will ever need.

    The only major difference you will see with changing the calculations to account for the height of the aiming spot on your sight is in the point at which the bullet crosses the line of sight. The curve the bullet takes from muzzel to ground will remain the same. Each rifle and bullet and load is enough different that you are going to calculate only an approximation, anyway. The ballistic program will get you close, but the actual calculations with YOUR rifle and YOUR load are taken from the holes in your paper.


  3. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Thanks Pops, that is what I have been needing.
  4. BigJakeJ1s

    BigJakeJ1s Member

    Oct 12, 2007
  5. Gene Seward

    Gene Seward Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Batesville, Arkansas
    Jake, thanks for the site. This is yet another good way to save alot of time and money. Again, thanks guys, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
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