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The previous definition "So close that a weapon may be aimed directly at its target with no allowance for gravity or wind." is incorrect. A projectile travels in an arch. "Point-blank" is the range at which the projectile hits the location where the weapon is pointed, while on its way down. This varies for each combination of weapon and round/cartridge.

merge with point blank[edit]

IMHO the "see also : pointblank" is not very useful, and this article (point-blank) should be merged with point blank and contradictory Etymology be resolved. — MFH 01:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)