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Why heavy, slow bullets hit higher than light, fast bullets


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  1. Lyle Says:

    Yup. You’ll notice too, that for the same reason, the front sights are taller than the rear sights, providing a “reverse” sight angle to compensate for muzzle rise during launch.

    I also seem to have observed that the POI for lighter, alloy frame guns is more sensitve to variations in your hold compared to heavier guns.

    Heavier bullets will hit higher of course, but only within a certain range, beyond which their lower speed will cause them to hit lower. So the launch angle is higher and the trajectory is more curved. Since we typically operate handguns at very short distances we only see the hitting higher part of the trajecdtory.

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