muzzle energy


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muzzle energy

[′məz·əl ‚en·ər·jē]
(ordnance)
Kinetic energy of the projectile as it emerges from the muzzle; it is a measure of the power of the weapon.
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Using blunt projectiles, the team has fired 66 shots at two megajoules of muzzle energy on a single set of rails.
This facility provides the first steps toward the envisioned tactical Navy system of 6 MJ of muzzle energy.
At that speed, this pellet developed an average muzzle energy of 13.
To better put this in perspective, the muzzle energy of the 440-grain load is approximately 2 1/2 times that of the .
The resulting muzzle energy is 3,080 foot-pounds, and it's still delivering 1,149 ft-lbs at the 100-yard mark with a bullet almost 3/4-inch in diameter.
What you want and need for pest elimination is an airgun that develops 12 foot-pounds of muzzle energy or just a little more.
This combination of velocity and bullet weight produces a muzzle energy of 3,187 foot pounds, with more than a ton of energy remaining at 100 yards.
22 cartridges are acceptable with minimum 50-grain bullet, 2,450 fps muzzle velocity, and 1,000 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
Despite the more powerful cartridge--a 180-grain roundnose bullet at 1,850 fps (for a muzzle energy of 1,370 ft-lbs)--the mechanism was still a blowback, which, like the whole series, employed a "balanced breech-bolt" in which the weight of the bolt was designed around the weight and velocity of the bullet, equalizing the recoil.
of muzzle energy, the new Marlin Model 1895M is chambered for the belted magnum .