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Posted: 9/29/2001 12:33:21 AM EDT
I am amazed by the high muzzle velocity of the M16 (> 900m/s) It has the highest muzzle velocity among all the rifles I know of. May I know what are the characteristics of the M16 that made it so? Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 12:37:07 AM EDT
Velocity is more a function of ammo than rifle. The velocity of standard .223 is pretty pedestrian by todays standards, about 3100-3200 feet per second with 55 grain bullets. My brothers .22-250 will run almost 4000fps with 40 grain bullets. More powder+ lighter bullet= more speed is pretty much how it works.
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 7:17:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2001 8:02:35 AM EDT
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