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  • That super-high muzzle-velocity with light bullets looks impressive, but if you move over on that chart and compare the 300-400 yd velocities you'll see that the heavier bullets are moving as fast, or faster than the lighter (shorter) bullets, and keeping a flatter trajectory too.

    Lazz Loads: The Short Magnums

  • Similar ideas _have_ been considered for non-lethal (low muzzle-velocity) guns to quell riots.

    Boing Boing

  • After all care has been taken in laying and pointing, in accordance with the rules of theory and practice, absolute certainty of hitting the same spot every time is unattainable, as causes of error exist which cannot be eliminated, such as variations in the air and in the muzzle-velocity, and also in the steadiness of the shot in flight.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • It will be best to treble or quadruple the apergetic charge, which can easily be done, in which case your speed will exceed the muzzle-velocity of a projectile from a long-range gun, in a few seconds.

    A Journey in Other Worlds

  • It was short and squat and delivered shells with a relatively low muzzle-velocity over a short range.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1


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