Bottom line up front, there is no way for Ballistic Coefficient (BC) to practically affect accuracy at short range, meaning 100 yards, for modern centerfire rifles.

High BC bullets which tend to be long and heavy for caliber, requiring fast twist and generating more recoil are often less precise, meaning they shoot bigger groups compared to lower BC bullets.  The lower BC bullets tend to be lighter, faster, generate less recoil and can be fired with slower twist rates which all aid in better precision, but do nothing for accuracy.

Recalling the definition of accuracy being how centered your group is on your intended aim point, there’s simply no mechanism for BC to affect this at close range.  Short range accuracy is almost completely determined by your rifle being well assembled and your scopes ability to hold zero.

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What is a BC?


What is a BC?


Using BC to Calculate Trajectory


BC and Performance


     Measuring BCs


Stability and BC


     Form Factor


     MV-BC Trade-off


     Different Brands

BC Consistency


BC Consistency


Variation in BC with Velocity (G1, G7, etc)


     CDMs for ELR


Shot-to-shot Consistency


     Sources of BC Inconsistency


          Stability


          Variations in Bullet Dimensions


     SD of BC, Bell Curve


     BC Variation Reduces Hit % at Long Range


Stability and BC


Comparing BCs


     Form Factor


     MV-BC Trade-Off


     Different Brands

BC, Accuracy, and Precision


BC, Accuracy, and Precision


BC Effect on Accuracy


BC Effect on Precision


     Short Range


     Long Range


Manufacturing Effects on: BC, Accuracy, and Precision

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