A Trajectory Analysis of Billy Dixon's Long Shot

    Volume 34, Issue 4 (July 1989)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Thornton, JI
    Professor and graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    Shirokawa, JM
    Professor and graduate student, University of California, Berkeley, CA

    (Received 15 October 1988; accepted 31 October 1988)

    Abstract

    At the Second Battle of Adobe Walls, in June 1874, Billy Dixon shot an Indian at a range of 1538 yd, give or take just a few. A computer analysis of this trajectory indicates that the bullet drop would have been 3823.8 in., the time of flight 4.838 s, and the windage adjustment would have been 337.8 in.


    Paper ID: JFS12734J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12734J

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