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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As part of ONR's electromagnetic railgun program, the stored energy, launcher and terminal area will be increased in size to accommodate a MJ muzzle energy gun by fiscal year 2009.
While the Makarov is more powerful that its closest relative, the .380 Browning (9x17mm or 9mm Short), it generates significantly less muzzle energy than either the 9mm Parabellum or the .45 ACP (Figure 10).
The .410 achieves its respectable muzzle energy via a high velocity.
hollowpoint at full velocity of 1,150 fps, the .38-40 generates 468 foot-pounds of muzzle energy. A 155-gr.
Original .35 Rem factory loads launched 200-grain bullets at about 2,050 fps and therefore produced about 25 percent more muzzle energy than .30-30 loads.
I have received more than one panicked telephone call from a national parks investigator about to go into court asking me to calculate the muzzle energy on, say, a .303 for the purposes of his testimony when the chain of evidence in a poaching case was starting to unravel for one reason or another and an alternate charge was needed.
Firing the gun at that muzzle energy level will require an even greater input of energy into the system itself, says Zowarka.
If desired, you can enter projectile weight and the LabRadar will calculate actual muzzle energy in ft-lbs out as far as you instruct it to.
of muzzle energy while the 6.5 PRC produces 2,782 ft.-lbs., but at 400 yards the 6.5 PRC closes that gap.
While the rifle lacks the muzzle energy and optic mounting system specified by the colonel, it meets the overall length (OAL) and feeding requirements.
The common bullet energy formula for foot pounds of muzzle energy is bullet weight in grains multiplied by muzzle velocity squared, divided by 450,240.