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muzzle velocity

The velocity of a projectile with respect to the muzzle at the instant the projectile leaves the weapon. The muzzle velocity of a bullet fired from an aircraft is unaffected by the speed of the aircraft (e.g., a bullet fired backward from a tail gun has the same muzzle velocity as if fired forward).
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30-06 rifles, and muzzle velocities are almost always very close to 2,900 fps in 24" barrels.
Instead of using 180- or 200-grain bullets at the muzzle velocities possible with 158-grain bullets in the .
But C&C bullets don't have to be limited to modest muzzle velocities.
Instead most loading manuals list top Swift 40-grain muzzle velocities of around 4,200 to 4,300 tips.
0 grains of Unique or WW231 gives muzzle velocities in the 925 to 950 fps range.
They're the finest rifled shotgun slugs we've ever had plus muzzle velocities keep increasing with every passing year.
With these loads and bullet choices, muzzle velocities are in the mid-1,400s to high 1,500s.
Switching to the Encore, as expected, the muzzle velocities were significantly higher and, in the same order, came in at 2,589 fps, 2,091 fps, 1,987 fps, and 1,787 fps.
Both gave identical muzzle velocities of 1,600 fps and three-shot, 50-yard groups of 1/2" and 3/8" respectively: while 11 grains of H110 tipped the muzzle velocity to 1,765 fps and a one bole--very small one hole--1/4" group.
or heavier bullets, especially those with gas checks at muzzle velocities above the standard 1,300 fps black powder level load.
Using a 7 1/2-inch barrelled Colt SAA and shooting over Oehler's Model 35P chronograph resulted in muzzle velocities of over 1,000 fps.