muzzle velocity


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muzzle velocity

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the velocity of a projectile as it leaves a firearm's muzzle
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muzzle velocity

The velocity of a projectile with respect to the muzzle at the instant the projectile leaves the weapon.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.muzzle velocity - the velocity of a projectile as it leaves the muzzle of a gun
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
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While existing silencers in the world slow muzzle velocity, only the WATTOZZ T61 suppresses sound and maximizes muzzle velocity, he asserted.
Switching to the MKIV .455 Webley, I found using the RCBS #45-255 FN bullet over 5.0 grains of Unique performed very well with 1-1/2" groups and a muzzle velocity of 760 fps.
The original 1941 loading specifications for the .30 Carbine Ball Ml was a 110-grain projectile fired at 1,900 fps, measured at 53 feet from the muzzle and corresponding to a muzzle velocity of 1,965 fps.
This may have been our expectation but there are so many variables when it comes to achieving muzzle velocity this was not to be the case.
That load averages from 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches for three shots at 100 yards and produces a muzzle velocity of 2,750 fps.
POWDER TEMPERATURE TEST RELODER 26 AND RELODER 16 COLD HOT 6.5 CREEDMOOR MUZZLE VELOCITY (fps) 2,893 2,898 EXTREME SPREAD (fps) 19 18 STANDARD DEVIATION (fps) 8 8 .300 H&H MUZZLE VELOCITY (fps) 2,778 2,777 EXTREME SPREAD (fps) 13 36 STANDARD DEVIATION (fps) 6 15 NOTES: The 6.5 Creedmoor was loaded with Reloder 16.
of black powder pushed to a muzzle velocity of 550 fps.
Ball .30 Inch Carbine Mark Iz--used a tapered rimless case 33mm long loaded with a 110-grain round-nosed, FMJ bullet at a muzzle velocity of 1990 fps.
No muzzle velocity and chamber pressure increase figures are given, but what is stated is that a 9.5 mm mild steel target is now penetrated at 350 metres (better than current M80 7.62 mm ball ammo) while the M855 could do the same at only 160 metres "improved consistency and range" being the Army description of the new bullet effect against soft targets.
They make aiming much easier, cut down on bullet flight time (this offers a variety of benefits with skittish animals or windy conditions), and arrive at the target animal at a much more sedate pace than they left the muzzle--so we must still use impact velocity to determine their killing potential rather than muzzle velocity.
These were 38 centimeter and 35.5-centimeter railroad guns fitted with extended 21-centimeter barrel liners and were probably the first guns in service to have a muzzle velocity of 5,000 feet per second.
Blind Side has a stated muzzle velocity of 1,400 feet per second.