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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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Every year ballisticians come up with new propellants and projectiles that are a little better than the year before, and on occasion, they create something truly revolutionary.
When ballisticians began experimenting with sharp-pointed (spitzer) bullets, they found a substantial advantage in retained velocity, range and wind resistance.
They are assisted in this effort by world-class ballisticians from more than 24 countries, who also report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and in many cases assist in the paper selection process.
According to several collectors and ballisticians who have supplied me with information, depending on the date of manufacture--and the lot--case lengths on this Portuguese manufactured ammunition will vary.
1) The persistence of ballisticians and (2) the 9mm operating pressure of 35,000 PSI.
Also, the lack of land-and-groove markings would make it difficult for German (or Japanese) ballisticians to determine exactly what kind of weapon was being used against them by resistance forces.
Instead it's designed to be fool-proof, to prevent handloaders from blowing themselves up--especially handloaders who think they know more than laboratory ballisticians.
The company's ballisticians came up with a new polymer formulation for the design that provides greater and more consistent expansion than the older formula had.
Well, thanks to Winchester Ammunition, which must be home to some historically minded ballisticians, the famous buck & ball load, is just beginning to make a modern comeback.
They are assisted in this effort by worldclass ballisticians from more than 24 countries, who also report on their own current unclassified work in ballistics and in many cases assist in the paper selection process.
This introduction immediately stirred the ire of waterfowl hunters, ballisticians and others concerned with the future of the shooting sports.