ballistic density

ballistic density

[bə′lis·tik ′den·səd·ē]
(mechanics)
A representation of the atmospheric density encountered by a projectile in flight, expressed as a percentage of the density according to the standard artillery atmosphere.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Micro-diameter arrows like the Easton 4MM FMJ, Victory VAP, or Gold Tip Kinetic Pierce are also advantageous for increasing penetration due to less surface resistance and increased ballistic density, which produces a more centralized "load" and concentrated momentum to the front of the arrow, maximizing penetration.
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