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What’s the Coriolis Effect, and How Does it Affect Long-Range Shooting?

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The Coriolis effect and how it influences long-range rifle shooting is broken down into an easy-to-understand demonstration by this Gunwerks rep.

We have all seen it mentioned in those high-speed action and military movies, like the Mark Whalberg blockbuster Shooter. The dedicated sniper and expert talks about the Coriolis effect on their bullet trajectory and how they have to put it in their shooting calculations.

Now, Gunwerks takes the time to show us how the Coriolis effect plays a very significant influence once you start shooting 1000 yards and further; and it really can mean the difference between a hit or a miss.

Pretty clear explanation and demonstration; the Coriolis effect is literally the rotation of the earth and the movement of a target downrange from the shooter. An effect that is greater the futher the distance between the shooter and the target.

It is one more element that a long distance shooter has to account for along with wind, rain, snow, distance, elevation and a myriad of other factors. Accounting for all these factors prove what a true skill it is for military and police snipers who train hard to put it all together for that accurate shot.

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What’s the Coriolis Effect, and How Does it Affect Long-Range Shooting?