Originally Posted by cblowe13
Ahhh that was confusing
its a division of a circle with 360 sections. kinda like a slice of pie. if the pie was 100 yards diameter each slice would be 1.047 inches wide at the edge. no matter how big the circle is the outer edge will be a certain distance wide and gets wider and smaller at a known ratio.
its how navigators navigate and how artillery is aimed. it also translates into shooting because you can use that measurement to determine how far away an object is and how much adjustment is needed for a bullet to strike an object at a given distance.
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Last edited by JonM; 08-01-2013 at 11:06 PM.