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Ogive Designs – Tangent, Secant, Hybrid

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If you’ve heard discussion with the terms tangent, secant, and hybrid ogive thrown around you’ve been listening to people discuss bullet profiles. Today we’re going to discuss them a bit here so if you hear a similar discussion you’re a little better informed as to the subject matter. Bullet profiles, specifically, the leading edge of the bullet is where these differences are found. Differences in the ogive profile can have a range of effects on the flight characteristics of the bullet and even on how finicky they are during load development. So there are multiple facets of precision shooting that tangent, secant, and hybrid ogive designs can participate in!