point of impact


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point of impact

[′pȯint əv ′im‚pakt]
(ordnance)
The point at which a bullet, bomb, or projectile strikes.
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For a gun that shoots high or low, the rule is the same: To bring point of impact up, the rear sight needs to be higher or the front sight needs to be lower, and vice versa.
I also enjoyed reading his next novel with Bob Lee Swagger as the main character in Point of Impact, and all the family history of being police officers.
However, the 28-year-old is to have a small plate inserted into his skull at the point of impact where he was hit by a spring weighing a kilogram which had worked loose from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn GP.
SIR - Why cannot road accident scenes be photographed, as soon as possible, after the collision/s take place, before vehicles involved have been moved from the point of impact ("Jam-busting teams will help traffic flowing" June 23)?
Lola was just a yard away from the point of impact.
The passenger watched the pilot continue to fly the airplane straight and level to the point of impact.
The front V-rest does a good job of centering most handgun barrels while the vinyl coating minimizes or eliminates barrel bounce that can affect point of impact.
The company provides a one-call service that manages the end-to-end accident/repair process, from the point of impact right through to the day of redelivery and it's completely free of charge to the customer.
It also uses the low-vibration, double-rod carbon pendulum, which allows for high rigidity in the impact direction and a high concentration of the mass at the point of impact.
Since the visually documented evidence points to the fact that the towers collapsed from the point of impact, that is where the explosives would have been placed.
He tried to catch it before it shattered, but wasn't able to, and his hand was close enough to the point of impact that he wound up with a deep gash.
In the North Tower, where the stairs were bunched together and simultaneously destroyed, no one escaped from above the plane's point of impact.