Is it true that the barrel of guns are slightly tilted upwards?

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  • Mr.357
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I would guess that it would depend upon how you hold it.  If you want to hit something horizontally from you, obviously you have to point the barrel up a little.  If it wasn't for Newton and inventing gravity, you wouldn't have to counter gravity.

  • 2 months ago

    No.   Barrels are made as straight as possible.   The angle of the barrel is dependent on how you hold the gun. 

  • 2 months ago

    Do to gravity a bullet will start falling once it leaves the barrel.  In order to compensate the sights (or optics) are aligned such that bore makes a slight upward angle relative to the sight picture, causing the bullet to travel in an arc to the target.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, not at all.

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  • BBean
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Some barrels tilt up after each shot in a recoil semi-auto pistol but no bullet comes out at that time. 

    Also Beretta model 86 tilts but not to fire at that particular time because it tilts upwards from the back of barrel.

    As long as we have gravity all gun barrels have to be tilted upwards to compensate for bullet drop to hit target at extended distances beyond 100 yard Minute Of Angle(if you want to hit a silver dollar coin). 

  • 2 months ago

    Ignore the troll.

    No. Not physically built anyway. However when you aim you are usually tilting the barrel in an upward angle. The trajectory of a bullet is a curve and not a straight line. For example with most calibers if you shoot a target at 100 yards The bullet is actually lower to the ground at 50 yards because again you are shooting slightly angled up. Of course eventually gravity does pull the bullet back down; it’s called drop rate.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    All types of guns are very dangerous and will be banned on December 1st

  • 2 months ago

    Guns are very dangerous and will be banned on December 1st. 

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