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(1/29/02 1:07:08 pm)
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I was on a site that gave some info. on how the speed of sound relates to black powder shooting. Can't find the site now. Am writing a little article on black powder shooting/hunting and I wanted to at least touch on the subject. It's my understanding that when black powder shooting, you're shooting very close to the speed of sound. I think the info I read before condoned not pushing the bullet too fast, because the sooner the speed of sound catches the bullet, the better for accuracy. I would also assume that the shock waves have less effect on heavier conicals as opposed to lighter, faster sabots. Any links or info would be appreciated.

Edited by: ldrelitz at: 1/30/02 1:24:42 pm

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I hope this helps, till 1 of our M/L experts arrive

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Welcome Aboard ldrelitz!

One of our BP folks should be here soon to
help you out!
 
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