Bullet Construction

Last time, we discussed what kinetic energy is, what momentum is, and what knockdown power isn't (hint: it's not real), but not how that information applies to our lives.  I hope to clear that up a little more in this article, by discussing the goals of bullet construction.  Once you understand what a bullet is … Continue reading Bullet Construction


Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

First, we need to agree upon terms.  These are what these terms mean, and how they will be used for the rest of the post. Kinetic Energy = (1/2)*mass*velocity², and is measured in foot-pounds. (a grain is 1/7000th of a pound) Momentum = Mass*velocity, and is measured in pound-mass-feet per second Knockdown Power = Fantasy, … Continue reading Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power