Monday, December 08, 2008
Over on Ballistics by the Inch, a couple of enterprising fellows have conducted experiments to check on the old question about how much barrel length affects bullet velocity when shooting.
Their protocols are simple, and the results are interesting, and maybe a little more surprising than a lot of people would expect. Basically, the same bullet out of a short barrel is slower than out of a longer barrel. In some cases, the difference between a two-inch snubbie and a rifle-length bbl. can be more than twice as much.
Interesting reading for gun-nuts and mystery writers. Check it out. And thanks to Todd for passing along the link.