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Old 02-23-2013, 13:43   #14
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Originally Posted by glock031 View Post
Here's something i heard before. If you fire a rd say parallel 5' off the ground and drop a projectile (bullet) same weight from muzzle end (same height) same time both projectiles will hit the ground at the same time? Some kind of rule of gravity or what not. Not sure i can grasp this logic though. Anyone know?
Excluding the effects of wind resistance, that is true. Gravity causes both bullets to fall at the same rate 32' per sec. per sec. The parallel velocity of the bullet has no effect on the action of gravity.
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