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February 17th, 2010   #1
TheManFromOz
 

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Hi, what is the likelihood of a one shot kill from 2500 metres in 30 kph crosswinds?

Also does anyone know where I could find a explanation of the math needed to work out such things as the firing angle needed for various shots?

Thanks
TMFO
 
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February 17th, 2010   #2
A Can of Man
 
 
2500m?!?!?!?!??!
 
February 17th, 2010   #3
KJ
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheManFromOz
Hi, what is the likelihood of a one shot kill from 2500 metres in 30 kph crosswinds?

Also does anyone know where I could find a explanation of the math needed to work out such things as the firing angle needed for various shots?

Thanks
TMFO
2430 meters is the current range record set with a .50 weapon..
Add crosswinds and you are the best shot in the world if you make that shot..
Unless you are planning on using a Tomahawk cruisemissile?

And the math requiered doesn´t belong on an open board.


//KJ.


"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."
 
February 17th, 2010   #4
03USMC
 
 
Hurlong had multiple...three I think crosswinds to deal with in his shot.


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February 17th, 2010   #5
KJ
 
 
He used two shots as well.
 
February 17th, 2010   #6
Team Infidel
 
 
you can buy the iphone app and it has a sniper caculator on it.


 
February 17th, 2010   #7
senojekips
 
 
It'd be a pretty hairy shot I'd say.... Not impossible I feel, but you wouldn't catch me putting money on it.

I'd say that the "math" is relatively simple, the hard thing would be knowing all of the variables. About the only two constants would be Ballistic coefficient and G.


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Last edited by senojekips; February 17th, 2010 at 12:54..
 
February 17th, 2010   #8
A Can of Man
 
 
Let me be frank and say, it's probably f*cking impossible for the vast majority of human beings on this planet. Question is, can you even keyhole your shots at 100m with iron sights on your 5.56mm weapon?
 
February 17th, 2010   #9
5.56X45mm
 
 
At this distance..... a lot of skill and some luck. I'm not a long range shooter. I've taken some long shots sub 1000 yards with iron sights (long for me....) but that is easily out of my range of ability. That's a air strike call for me.
 
February 17th, 2010   #10
Chukpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ
2430 meters is the current range record set with a .50 weapon..
Add crosswinds and you are the best shot in the world if you make that shot..
Unless you are planning on using a Tomahawk cruisemissile?

And the math requiered doesn´t belong on an open board.


//KJ.
And the math required doesn´t belong on an open board.

Why? It is not secret.

Advanced mathematics required to solve the problem falls under advanced studies more for a masters degree. You can probably find software to solve these types of questions.

What a sniper does by compensating for the environment when taking a shot is amazing in the complicity of the problem. The human brain solves the equation in real time, digital computers can't.
 



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