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Which Drag Tables Are Provided With The Program?

Don't be concerned if you don't know much about drag tables. The only thing you need to know is that G1 is the standard table, so just leave the G1 setting. However, if you are a professional or one of the growing number of shooters that want to experiment and learn more about exterior ballistics, then you will be interested in this information.

The drag tables supplied with Ballistic Explorer include the following:

Table Description
G1 Standard table for all sporting bullets
G2 Aberdeen J projectile conical head
G5 Table for low base drag bullets (BT)
G6 Table for flat base & sharp nose bullets
G7 Table for Very Low Drag (VLD) bullets
G8 For flatbase, 10 calibers secant ogive
GI Ingalls table
GL Table for exposed lead nose & HP bullets
GS Table for spherical bullets
RA-4 Table for rimfire bullets

Ballistic Explore supports up to 20 drag tables. Each trace window can be set to a different drag table, so it's easy to compare the results, and version 5.5.x now lets you convert the BC of one table to the equivalent BC of another table at the current muzzle velocity. These tables are just text files with a file extension of DCT. The program's on-line help gives the complete specifications for the file format. Advanced users can (and do) create their own drag tables for such things as paintballs and airgun pellets.

All of the provided tables are derived from the equivalent SAAMI table and are used with permission.

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Last updated: 2015
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