Ralph Mowery

2016-02-21 16:53:05 UTC

I have seen many discussions and data on shooting a bullet streight up in

the air and how it will do very little damage when it falls back down. What

I would like to see is at what angle can you be off vertical and do little

damage when it comes down.

It would be good to see several examples such as a 22 LR, 357 mag, 44 mag

out of a hand gun and a 223 and 30/06 out of a rifle. Say how far off

vertical could the gun be before it would wound or penetrate some thin

material such as 1/8 inch wood.

It is easy to find the balistic data on shallow elevations and norman

shooting, but could one shoot at 80 deg instead of 90 deg and when the

bullet lands not have much enegery , or will it have a lot ?

[MODERATOR: Your Humble Moderator suggests tracking down a copy

of "Hatcher's Notebook" since there are partial answers to your

question there. If he recalls correctly, then the answer is a

bit nuanced.]

the air and how it will do very little damage when it falls back down. What

I would like to see is at what angle can you be off vertical and do little

damage when it comes down.

It would be good to see several examples such as a 22 LR, 357 mag, 44 mag

out of a hand gun and a 223 and 30/06 out of a rifle. Say how far off

vertical could the gun be before it would wound or penetrate some thin

material such as 1/8 inch wood.

It is easy to find the balistic data on shallow elevations and norman

shooting, but could one shoot at 80 deg instead of 90 deg and when the

bullet lands not have much enegery , or will it have a lot ?

[MODERATOR: Your Humble Moderator suggests tracking down a copy

of "Hatcher's Notebook" since there are partial answers to your

question there. If he recalls correctly, then the answer is a

bit nuanced.]