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

muzzle velocity

The velocity of a projectile with respect to the muzzle at the instant the projectile leaves the weapon.
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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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of black powder pushed to a muzzle velocity of 550 fps.
I measured a 10-shot string and got an average muzzle velocity of 2,964 fps out of my 24-inch barrel.
Black Hills' version is the 135-grain Honey Badger with a muzzle velocity of 1,245 fps.
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.
Offering relatively fast muzzle velocity and moderate recoil, the 250-grain Smackdown SST is best suited to deer hunting.
No muzzle velocity and chamber pressure increase figures are given, but what is stated is that a 9.
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.
The HARP modified 16-inch gun--86 calibers long--gave a muzzle velocity of 7,100 feet per second.
The calculated reading was based on a modified-choke muzzle velocity measured at 1,354 fps at the time of the downrange velocity test.
Te M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round helps Soldiers meet those challenges by providing more consistent soft-target performance, increased hard-target penetration, better accuracy, reduced muzzle flash and higher muzzle velocity.
Designed to be used in both rifled and smoothbore slug barrels, the Green Lightning Heavy Field Short Magnum delivers a 1 1/4-ounce lead projectile with a muzzle velocity of 1,476 fps and 1,606 ft/lbs of energy at 50 yards.
The guns are arranged chronologically, with statistics of length, barrel, weight, caliber, rifling, operation, feed, and muzzle velocity and a short entry on the firearm's history and special features.