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Shot Distance?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by tthomas, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. tthomas

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    I have a Glock 23, how far will it shoot, holding sights on target; not holding high, but holding sights dead on target; what's the max distance?

    Thanks
     
  2. arclight610

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    Are you asking what your sights are sighted in for from factory? It really depends on the load and stuff, but my G19 would hit dead on at 25 yds.
     


  3. bac1023

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    If you're talking about bullet trajectory, it would depend on the weight of the bullet and how hot the ammo is.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    It will shoot all the way to where the bullet hits.
     
  5. Just_plinking

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    ads=vdv just integrate and apply gravity and plug in your acceptable bullet drop (you will obviously also need to know muzzle velocity)... and this is ignoring drag. Ah, just never mind. :rofl:

    I can't remember this **** w/o working it out. Point is you can make a good guess if you put a little work into it.
     
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  6. bustedknee

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    The path of the bullet is not a flat line.

    The actual flight of the bullet is an arc. If you are sighted dead-on at X distance, the bullet angles upward higher than the line-of-sight, crosses the LOS at X, then drops below the LOS.

    You chose X and set your sights accordingly.
     
  7. Caver 60

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    What in the world do you mean by "how far will it shoot" or "what's the max distance?"

    There's so many variables there, I can't figure how to even try to answer the question.
     
  8. DJ Niner

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    To answer your question, we will need to know the size of your target, or the size of the part of the target you want to hit (such as the black bulls-eye area).

    For instance, with a 9mm Glock, I can hold on the center of a full-size humanoid silhouette (like a B-27 target) and still hit it at about 100 yards. The shots will hit the target below where I am aiming, but the large size of the target (top-to-bottom) means the bullets will still hit inside the black scoring area (they will be low, but still on-target).
     
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  9. Syclone538

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  10. davsco

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    the bullet should hit the ground somewhere around 175 - 225 yards.
     
  11. DJ Niner

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    Probably true, but as I said above, you still need the target size to compute the MPBR portion of this info. In the introductory paragraph for the chart, Chuck specifies that the MPBR is being figured based on a maximum 3" rise above, or fall below, the line of sight; so, the target in this case is 6 inches tall.