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calculate theoretical speed?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Thompsoncustom, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Member

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    Just wondering if there was any way to calculate theoretical speed of a bullet just by the materials used.

    Say I have a 40gr 9mm bullet being shot out of a 5in barrel say with 6.1grs of AA2 behind it is there anyway to get a close guess on how fast that bullet would be moving?
     
  2. Grumulkin

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    Yes. A reloading manual or Quickload.
     
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    Manuals and general computer programs can get you in a ball park. But, there are too many variables for the calculations to get close.

    A computer program could be devised that would accurately predict a velocity, but it would require some specific information on the firearm used.
     
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