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Offline Rebel Craig

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Interesting subject
« on: February 08, 2020, 07:42:43 PM »
I have read this in several different places and it was interesting to me
Thought I would share it.https://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/cap-ball-revolvers-for-self-defense/247522

Offline G Dog

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Re: Interesting subject
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 09:38:33 PM »
Good article.  Thanks for posting that.

The article agrees with much of the FBI protocols.

http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/2019/02/26/fbi-ammunition-test-protocol-relevancy-to-self-defense/.


This was interesting:

“In an eight-inch barrel, 30-grains of 3Fg Goex black powder, under a 140-grain round ball will have a velocity of 882 feet per second, and an energy level of 242 foot/pounds, which is well above our 200 ft/lbs power floor. Reducing the barrel length to five and a half inches reduces velocity to 805 fps, with a power output of 201 ft/lbs, so it still makes the grade. But, when the barrel is cut to three-inches, velocity drops to 550 fps. That gives a power output of 94 ft/lbs, which is in the 25 ACP range. It is not going to be a reliable fight stopper.”

The article says round ball is the best one shot fight stopper but seems to overlook the advantages of a wide meplat heavy slug.

Goex is not very energetic.  Those numbers would go up using various other powders.
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