Originally Posted by wittmeba
I'm no physics major but it could be interesting. I'd love to understand the variables of snipers
But I don't understand this - from the "Coriolis Effect":
Doesn't make sense to me. When does class start?
Here's an animation showing the effect (from Wikimedia Commons). If you're looking standing over the shooter and the target, you'll see a similar effect (though not anywhere near as exaggerated in this image).
There are other effects acting on a projectile that are greater or lesser than the Coriolis effect, including drag, the Magnus effect, etc.. Many of these forces are insignificant, but cumulatively on long distance shots, they certainly affect the projectile. It floors me when I think of folks who can innately account for all these variables in 5 heartbeats.