anybody take the Coriolis effect into account?

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  1. Tone

    Tone Active Member

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    Does anybody take the Coriolis effect into account when judging shot placement?

    A GPS and or compass would be required.

    I can't decide whether it's worth the bother, especially on the standers :D


    Coriolis Effect in Long Range Shooting: http://youtu.be/ouOYAlcvwOQ

    Visualization of the Coriolis and centrifugal for…: http://youtu.be/49JwbrXcPjc

    Demonstrating how Coriolis effects bullet drop at…: http://youtu.be/jX7dcl_ERNs
     
  2. scutter

    scutter Aspiring to mediocrity

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    I remember trying to work it out once. At 12 ft lbs and 50 yards it's about 1/200 of a millimetre.
     
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    Anecdotal evidence from the plinking range suggest that the Magnus effect is probably much more of a worry.
     
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    If i understand the videos ( which is doubtful ) if you shoot North or South the effect is negated,so we will have to reset all our targets for North or South layouts.:eek:o:D I`m probably talking cxxp :rolleyes: atb Gordon.
     
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    "Does anybody take the Coriolis effect into account when judging shot placement?"

    Hi tone Thought Coriolis sounded life a mafia hit man ! and making sure the target was killed 1st shot ! I'll get back to watching the god father :eek:

    atb
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    popsheep Lee Marvin & the Shadows

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    Get yourself to bed Tony and get the wife to ring the doctor's
     
  7. Tone

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    So there is something in it then gary?

    Certainly can be used excuse number 13 for missing the target, "can't believe what a school boy error, i forgot to take the Coriolis Effect into account!"
     
  8. neilL

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    Yes but then you have to take the incline in to account for Oop t'North and Daaahn Sawf.

    Also gravity is greater at the equator than the poles because of the post-Christmad bulge.
     
  9. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Corrected the spelling mistake for you. ;):)
     
  10. Tone

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    hey Charlts, long time no hear, good to have you back :)

    has RobF employed you as the new spelling checker/grammar enforcer? :D
     
  11. Tone

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    certainly some truth in that Neil :eek:
     
  12. Charlts

    Charlts Getting dusty

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    Cheers Tone, I never went anywhere though, just became a reader! :)
     
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    And here's me thinking Corialanus was a play :lev
     
  14. Waldo

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    So if i have an adjustable shooting bench with highly accurate inclinometer and don`t go to the equator we should be ok :D:shot:
     
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    Not a problem at airgun ranges;) but it is said that at the start of the Boer War the Brits couldn't hit anything, 'cos their rifles had been zeroed in the northern hemisphere, where the Coriolis effect is reversed, whereas the wily Boers were on home ground, and so were spot on.!

    Gus
     

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