The ballistic coefficient is sometimes not that well understood by shooters. So here is a simple definition:
“Simply defined, it represents how well a bullet resists air drag. The higher the number, the better the bullet retains velocity, energy and thereby shoots flatter.”
With Shoot! ballistics software, you can search a database of over 5000 bullets/factory loads (from all major manufacturers) and find the ballistic coefficient to use in ballistic calculations.
Find ballistic coefficients from major bullet/ammo manufacturers such as:
- Hunting Shack
- Plus many more…
Without the ballistic coefficient, it would not be possible to calculate any ballistics information in Shoot!. That’s why you need to know this important value for any reload/factory ammo you want to calculate ballistics.
A bullet with a ballistic coefficient of 0.5 will shoot twice as flat, retain more velocity and therefore energy than a bullet with a ballistic coefficient of 0.25 and of the same weight, at the same velocity at the same distance.
If you cannot find the ballistic coefficient for your favorite reload or factory ammunition, click the link below to start right now!