Fletchette wrote: BuiuRei wrote: Fletchette wrote:
Oh, Ivan, you know I'm a dog person, so I'm not going to talk to cat people....
That said, think about this...Assuming a rifle is zeroed at 100-200 meters or yards (which is typical), how fast would the bullet have to be traveling, (average velocity is fine), to only drop 50mm-200mm (2-8 inches) at 500 meters or yards?
Here is a hint...A released object will fall 50mm (2 inches) the first 1/10th of a second, and 200mm (about 8 inches) after 2/10ths of a second. So how fast would the bullet have to be traveling to travel 300-400 meters in 0.1 - 0.2 seconds.
Well, yes, it does seem too little.
But what sort of unity of measurement are they using, then? It's so small!
Inches of course.....
Yes, zeroed at 100 yards, the drop of a 250gr .340 Weatherby round is 54 inches ( about 4 1/2 feet, or 1.4 METERS) at 500 yards/meters.https://fusiontables.googleusercontent.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=CARD&q=select+*+from+1C5o2xk_hWmBsTsTUWwoZ262XZOtOsNloF2QDW28+where+col4+%3D+29099+order+by+col0+asc&tmplt=1&cpr=1
And for the .300 gr .405 it's over 12 feet (nearly 4 meter), because the bullet is like a rock with a terrible ballistic coefficient.
Yeah... I wasn't certain simply because units are not marked on charts. But simply looking at the charts, and taking into account that they come from english site on with imperial units are used otherwise, inches and yards were most probable.
My point was, however, that even if present, RL differences within 200 meters are rather small - both, when it comes to external ballistics, and to some point also in case of penetration capabilities.
Ok, due to it's shape, construction, sectional density etc., .340 would have probably still better penetrating capabilities than .405 (assuming same impact velocity). But I guess (as theorethician only) that for most of the medium game, given a full broadside shot opportunity, both projectiles would pirce through animal to other side along most of the render range (and .340 would keep doing this far beyond render range).
While in-game .405 can be succesfully shot at longer distances, I think it was simply designed as short-range weapon (and in game term, by "short" I understand within 100 meters or better even shorter) for people who likes this playstyle - of getting quite close to your prey, but not as close as with bows
Hence, it don't need a scope that much, I guess.