wind deflection

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the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind

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It has a better ballistic coefficient (BC) for flatter trajectory, less wind deflection and more retained energy at distance.
The roof is also at the optimum pitch for wind deflection. The surface area of the walls is minimal so wind can't build up enough significant pressure to blow the walls down.
It also computes all necessary external ballistics based on an instantly changeable zero range -- data such as bullet path, wind deflection, remaining velocity and energies -- then computes a "power factor" based on momentum.
The first thing I noted during testing was that Hornady's 7mm 180-grain ELD Match bullet allowed the 7x57 to best the two factory 6.5 Creedmoor loads when it comes to wind deflection. This was most dramatic past 1,000 yards.
Conversely, to limit wind deflection, high-power target rifle shooters always use pointed bullets.
and recommended the 210-grain variant, which uses Berger's VLD bullet, a low-drag projectile that is resistant to wind deflection.
In addition, the rebuilt storefront is specifically designed to meet wind deflection, R-value insulating and UV reflection specifications given Warwick's climate and proximity to weather generated by the Atlantic Ocean.
The sharp tip, long ogive and boattail base also meant that the bullet retained speed farther downrange for more impact velocity and energy, reduced wind deflection and a flatter trajectory.
With the right bullets, though, the .224 Valkyrie can actually beat the Grendel when it comes to bullet drop, wind deflection and retained velocity.
At long range they shoot flatter and with less wind deflection than light, quick-stepping bullets."
Langsford claimed, when compared to the standard Power-Point, the .17 Extruder from the muzzle to 150 yards averaged 20 percent more velocity, 47 percent more energy and 47 percent less wind deflection.
Because these loads are intended to provide lower recoil and noise levels, performance in terms of velocity, energy, trajectory and wind deflection is a secondary consideration.
Wind deflection, for instance, has far greater impact.
It won over lighter and heavier bullets in velocity, energy and wind deflection at 400 yards.
Simply stated, when bullets of like ballistic coefficient exit the muzzle ay the same velocity, their trajectories and wind deflection will be virtually the same-regardless of the caliber.