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What is a ballistic co-efficient?

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The ballistic co-efficient of a bullet determines its ability to resist air drag, maintain velocity and energy as it flies, to shoot with a flatter trajectory.

The higher the co-efficient the "sleeker" the bullet--making it less susceptible to wind deflection, and velocity or energy loss. A higher BC for the projectile means it will travel further than one with a low BC.

Some of the bullets with the highest ballistic coefficients are in our Premier Centerfire ammunition line.

The ballistic co-efficient of a bullet must be known in order to calculate accurate trajectories.

The ballistic coefficient for the ammunition we offer can be found in the far right column of our Centerfire Rifle Ballistics Table located in the ballistic section of our catalog.

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