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Leet Sniper
January 10, 2014 11:39 AM   Subscribe

How far is it possible to shoot various rounds of ammunition (rifles, pistols, etc, not artillery shells), assuming one is firing for maximum distance, not impact velocity or accuracy (ie. at a 45+ degree angle).

Using standard ballistics equations with muzzle velocity of a 7.62x51mm NATO round (833m/s) and a 45 degree trajectory I arrived at something like a maximum range of 70km, but that's ignoring air resistance, which I assume is massively important to getting a realistic answer.
posted by tehloki to Technology (2 answers total)
 
Okay cool somebody answered it in IRC already here's the thing
I guess you can close this?
posted by tehloki at 11:47 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


For future reference, this falls under External ballistics.
posted by zamboni at 11:49 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


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