Effects on Ballistic

Vertical angles

The vertical angle (or elevation) of a shot will also affect the trajectory of the shot. Ballistic tables for small calibre projectiles (fired from pistols or rifles) assume that gravity is acting nearly perpendicular to the bullet path. If the angle is up or down, then the perpendicular acceleration will actually be less. The effect of the path-wise acceleration component will be negligible, so shooting uphill or downhill will both result in a similar decrease in bullet drop.


  • http://theriflemansmanual.com James Lawson

    Correct Sean.