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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2011, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Sniping project for school???

I am assigned to come up with a project of my choice about physics, i chose to do a project on the mathmatics snipers have to do while in the feild.

I figured i could get on here and ask you guys about this, What all factors are calculated in while making a very far shot?? Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated thank you in advance!!

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 12:32 AM
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Re: Sniping project for school???

Go to one of the manufacturers web sites, like Leupold and get the booklet that comes with a mil-dot scope. Great place to start.

You might also consider writing computer a program for calculating ballistic trajectories; Using basic physics and free body diagrams.
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This might be helpful

http://www.biggameinfo.com/BalCalc.aspx
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Re: Sniping project for school???

Ballistic computers are used today but back in the day it was done with a series of wheels aligning various data points. This site will give you a good idea of the potential variables involved, click on the "?" for definitions.

http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.1.cgi

You could create your own wheels or at least define the formulas used for creating them. Here's a modern version.

http://www.accuracy1stdg.com/docs/A1...structions.pdf





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Re: Sniping project for school???

Neat site:
http://www.snipercentral.com/

I believe the guy who runs it is a trained sniper, maybe you could shoot him an e-mail and see what we says.

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Re: Sniping project for school???

Sounds like a fun project.

Here is some things to start:

Range
Wind Speed (could vary at multiple distances)
Wind Direction (could vary at multiple distances)
Shot Angle (degrees up or down)
Coriolis Effect
Altitude (effect on velocity)
Temperature (effect on velocity)
Bullet Drop (with all above factors taken into effect)

Target Velocity (for moving targets)

Not to mention they have to be very proficient behind their rifle and know the proper techniques.
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Re: Sniping project for school???

If you want to talk to some hardcore long range shooters and actual snipers this is the place to go. http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...s.php?ubb=cfrm They can be rude and ignorant at times but most of the guys are nice and considerate.

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maybe you could shoot him an e-mail
Do you have to adjust for windage when shooting emails?
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Re: Sniping project for school???

The way schools feel about firearms are you sure they will let you present that project after all the work you put into it?




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sniper loophole formula
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