terminal ballistics


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terminal ballistics

The study of projectile (bullet) penetration of solids—e.g., ballistic gelatine, solid surfaces, and in animal tissue.
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45 ACP for factors including but also beyond the discussion of handgun terminal ballistics.
Even then, the early results at increasing the terminal ballistics for medium bore calibers were lackluster at best.
The Winchester PDX1 line is specifically designed for maximum terminal ballistics.
The round is intended to provide ideal terminal ballistics to stop the threat, yet reduce overpenetration through walls.
To understand the terminal ballistics of the ARX bullet, it is necessary to grasp that the fluid within the target will be accelerated when it passes through the ARX flute profile, increasing the speed relative to the bullet and decreasing pressure.
Obviously, that remains a concern in terms of terminal ballistics when any short barreled shotshell firearm is applied to a self-defense, le-thal force application.
Terminal ballistics studies a variety of phenomena, including car crashes, bird strikes on aircraft, and of course the impact of munitions on targets.
It had been wickedly effective, with terminal ballistics out of proportion to the mild report and inconsequential recoil.
The whole point to this big revolver and heavier caliber back in the 1960s was to give the law enforcement officer a sidearm that was capable of more terminal ballistics performance than that found with the commonly used 158-grain lead round-nose police load.
6x30mm cartridge offers improved penetration in comparison to standard NATO 9mm pistol ammunition, its actual terminal ballistics are sure to be questioned due to its small permanent wound cavity.
These cartridges provide the best balance of flat-shooting trajectory (thus making the marksmanship problem in the field much easier to deal with), better penetration of light cover and superior terminal ballistics over a wider spectrum of potential ranges and conditions.
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