How far will a running deer travel during bullet flight?
An interesting note: I shoot at a buck one time running across a field at 100 yards. I just skinned him. Hair no blood, bones, etc. This old man who must have been 120 years old ask me how much I lead him. It never occurred to me to lead an animal with a rifle capable of shooting in excess of 3000 ft/sec.
Running Deer - Check this out:
A deer can run at least 30mph.
Theres 5280 feet per mile
30mph= 30mph * 5,280 ft = 158,400 feet per hour
A deer running at 30mph could travel 158,000 feet in one hour.
158,400 feet per hour = 158,400 feet per hour / 60 minutes = 2,640 ft per minute
A deer running at 30mph could travel 2,640 feet in one minute.
2,640 ft per minute = 2,640 ft per minute / 60 seconds = 44 ft per second
A deer running at 30mph could travel 44 feet in one second
*Hard to believe right?
It takes a bullet traveling 3,000-ft/sec muzzle and 2,781 at 100 yards 0.1039 seconds to travel 100 yards.
Distance = 44 feet per second * 0.1039 seconds = 4.57 feet
During 0.1039 seconds a deer would travel 4.57 feet.
And now you know the rest of the story.