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ballistics

[bəlis′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, ballein, to throw
the study of the motion, trajectory, and impact of projectiles, including bullets and rockets.
The science of the motion of projectiles in flight and the dynamics of deceleration as the projectile impacts on the body or tissues; the energy imparted to tissue is calculated as E = mv2; m = mass; v = velocity

ballistics

(bă-lĭs′tĭks) [Gr. ballein, to throw]
The science of the motion and trajectory of projectiles, including bullets, bombs, rockets, and guided missiles.
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The new non-toxic shot we tested in Argentina was heavier than lead and harder than steel, but the ballistician was so convinced kinetic energy was "The Answer," the ammo only contained an ounce of No.
Winchester ballisticians rounded up some Winchester Super X3 shotguns, Carlson choke tubes and a variety of Winchester Long Beard XR, Double X Magnum, Double X High Velocity and Super X Turkey loads.
A ballistician told me recently that a general rule of thumb is 17 feet per second per .
But as you may have already discerned, this issue of Shooting Times is loosely centered on a theme of dangerous game (see "The Ballistician," "Gunsmoke," and "Safari Prestige" elsewhere in this magazine), and Sir Samuel was the consummate dangerous-game hunter of his time.
Dave Emary, Hornady's chief ballistician, met me in Raton, New Mexico.
During a recent tour of the PMC factory in Nevada, I talked with the firm's ballistician who told me its standard for the ball ammunition.
Winchester ballistician Karl Foster came up with the classic slug in 1933.
Delaney, chief ballistician and manager of customer services for Hercules.
John was a handloader and ballistician writing many articles for various magazines as well as two excellent books for the handloader, The Complete Book of Practical Handloading and The Complete Handloader.
Hornady's Chief Ballistician, Dave Emary, went on to explain that, in conjunction with Hodgdon, Hornady had developed a series of powders to realize this goal.
According to Hornady ballistician Dave Emary, it is unlikely that handloaders will be able to equal factory load velocity at the same peak chamber pressure because none of the propellants available to handloaders are as well-suited to the new cartridge and bullet weight.
According to Hornady Chief Ballistician Dave Emary, the second consideration is not technically applicable to spherical propellants.