Originally Posted by fireblade
The Magnus effect,.......has Zero effect on diablo shaped airgun pellets,.....now if you were shooting round lead ball with a hop up ( as in airsoft ) then you would see an effect.
To put it very simply an air rifle pellet spins. But to try and impart the magnus effect it would have to tumble end over end, but that could not ever work.
Which is why it only occurs when the wind is from the side, perpendicular to the rotational axis., exactly the same as the back spun basketball.
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