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Gyroscopic (spin) Drift

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This article talks about the effect spin has on bullets as they fly throught the air. I knew before that a bullets spin affected it but not to this degree.

Applied Ballistics. "Gyroscopic (spin) Drift and Coriolis Effect"

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External Ballistics

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Understanding Ballistics The Hornady Handbook is a practical guide to reloading and shooting. The ballistics tables presented here provide a comprehensive, readable, and essential guide ...
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This is a website of a company that makes bullets. This article is talking about the trajectory of a bullet in the air and how the outside factors efffect it during its flight.

Hornady. "Hornady." External Ballistics. Hornady, n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

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"Prospects for Precision" Peter Donaldson

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This article talks about the ways in which weapon systems are becoming smaller in the projectiles they use to atain more accuracy.

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Magnus effect (physics)

Magnus effect (physics) | Bullet Physics | Scoop.it
Generation of a sidewise force on a spinning cylindrical or spherical solid immersed in a fluid (liquid or gas) when there is relative motion between the spinning body and the fluid. Named after the German...
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The magnus effect affects bullets as well as other spining objects becasue bullets spin in filgt which means the same principles are applied.

Hosch, William L. "Magnus Effect (physics)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 June 2006. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

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The Physics of Bullets: Why a Modern Gun Shoots 10 Times Farther Than its 19th Century Counterpart

The Physics of Bullets: Why a Modern Gun Shoots 10 Times Farther Than its 19th Century Counterpart | Bullet Physics | Scoop.it
Old smoothbore guns, which were loaded with bullets that looked more like balls than torpedoes, had an effective range of about sixty yards. A relatively small engineering change, which took its lead from physics, increased the range tenfold.
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This article talks about how bullet shape has changed over the years. I will use this in my paper when talking about how the shape of the bullet affects the areodynamics.

Arkell, Esther. "The Physics of Bullets: Why a Modern Gun Shoots 10 Times Farther Than Its 19th Century Counterpart." Io9. University of Houston and Schuemann, 12 Sept. 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.

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