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Old 03-01-2013, 05:14   #21
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Fun facts drilled into my brain about the m9 (which fires 9mm)

Maximum effective range---50 meters

Maximum range-----1800 meters so about 5100 feet given the conditions....ie wind hunidity and other forces
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:07   #22
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Fun facts drilled into my brain about the m9 (which fires 9mm)

Maximum effective range---50 meters

Maximum range-----1800 meters so about 5100 feet given the conditions....ie wind hunidity and other forces
With about a 45 degree barrel elevation, right?
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:27   #23
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With about a 45 degree barrel elevation, right?

It would be more like 30 degrees for max range, per Sierra.

Also, air drag has a vertical vector which acts opposite that of gravity so the horizontally fired bullet would hit the ground after the dropped one.
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Old 03-03-2013, 14:14   #24
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Well people have been killed by bullets fired a mile a way. Bad luck is bad luck. At 5 feet above the ground, a 9mm @ 1200fps is hitting the dirt before it gets 250yds. Elevate the muzzle at all, even a slight amount, & the bullet is going to travel a lot further. Shot @ about 45deg angle, it will travel almost a mile.
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