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BALLISTICS Ballistics- The study of the behavior of missiles or projectiles in flight the art of designing projectiles so as to give them efficient motion and flight behavior the examination of bullets and fire arms to determine the source of a bullet The target shooter must know the art of ballistics Once the obvious choices of weapon ammunition and targets are made a myriad of variables still remain A target shooter must be familiar with terms such as range elevation windage light mirage temperature humidity to name a few In determining range and angle of target movement it is necessary to have an understanding of mathematics It is important to know the distance between you the shooter and the target To easily find out how far away you are from the target you can use certain algebraic equations To use the Range Estimation Formula Method you must have either binoculars or a telescopic scope equipped with a mil scale You must also know or make a very good estimation on the height of the target in yards The formula is the size of the object in yards multiplied by 1000 divided by the size of the object in mils the range to the target For example a shooter sees a target that is in the shape of a bear standing on its hind legs The shooter must know the average size of a standing bear Lets say the bear is six feet tall The shooter must then convert that in to yards Once he has done that he can plug t in to the first part of his formula 2 yards multiplied by 1000 is 2000 The next part is very important and must be decided upon very professionally The shooter needs to find out how many mils the target is The shooter needs to be precise with the amount of mills or a great miss can occur Lets say
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