maximum effective range


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maximum effective range

[′mak·sə·məm i¦fek·tiv ′rānj]
(ordnance)
The greatest distance at which a weapon may be expected to fire accurately to inflict casualties or damage.

maximum effective range

The maximum distance at which a weapon may be expected to be accurate and achieve the desired result.
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Maximum effective range: Area target: 800 meters; point target: 1,800 meters with tripod.
Maximum effective range: Area target: 600 target: 600 meters; point target: 800 meters.
"Delaney made the gutsy call to recommend a danger-close mission." Dropping massive bombs that close to US forces, just outside the bomb's maximum effective range, left no room for error by the pilots, and was a very difficult decision to make.
Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 1,640 ft., area target: 1,969 ft.; M203--individual/point target: 495 ft.; area target: 1,155 ft.
The performance requirements stipulated that: the complete system weigh less than 100 lb (45.36 kg) when man-packed, operators be able to prepare vehicle-mounted weapons to fire from ground mounts within three minutes and the weapon must have a maximum effective range of 1500 metres against point targets and 2000 against area targets.
For nearly everyone, 10 meters is the maximum effective range for low light night shooting with a handgun.
* Cutting-edge new arrow and broadhead designs are extending the average bowhunter's maximum effective range via truer flight, lethal cutting performance and dramatically increased downrange energy.
"On a disposable weapon you will find a maximum effective range of approximately 300 meters, whereas with the Gustaf you are talking about possibly up to 1,700 meters.
With this in mind, it makes sense that the maximum effective range of any buckshot load would be the maximum distance at which a gun/load combination will place at least 1,000 ft-lbs of energy inside a 10-inch circle.
From a cylinder-bore 12-gauge barrel, the maximum effective range in which all nine 00 pellets will most probably hit a human torso is 20 yards.
Maximum effective range: Individual/point target: 1,625 ft., area target: 1,950 ft.

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