The longer the gun barrel, the greater the velocity of the projectile. Other factors that affect muzzle velocity are weapon caliber and ammunition type. The general rule of thumb is that 25 feet per second is lost for each inch taken away from the barrel.Continue Reading
There is some debate around this rule in the firearms community, but academic studies and clinical tests provide enough empirical data to support the 25 feet per second average. There are, however, many in hunting and firearm circles who think the studies are incorrect. Individual users cite personal tests performed at private ballistic ranges and state average losses well below the 25 feet per second rule, but fail to provide hard data to back up their statements.
Greater accuracy and flatter bullet trajectory are the other benefits of long barreled weapons. However, larger barrel size is not always desirable. It tends to make the weapon heavier and less maneuverable. Short-barreled weapons are lighter and offer increased mobility, but they have decreased accuracy and much louder reports when fired. The loudness of a shorter barrel’s report is thought to be due to the propellant’s charge, which is still expanding with the projectile as it exits the barrel. This gaseous expansion can be seen when the gun is fired and is known as muzzle blast.
Hunting rifles, such as the Remington 798, are long barreled weapons. Carbines, such as the M4, are short barreled rifles with military applications. They are effective in close quarters and urban settings. Handguns, including the Colt .45 and the Glock 9mm, have short barrels and low muzzle velocities. They have many uses in law enforcement and personal defense.Learn more about Outdoor Adventure
To clean the Stevens 320 shotgun, ensure the shotgun is unloaded and pointed in a safe direction, disassemble the gun by removing the magazine cap and sliding the barrel forward off the slide arm, Tap out the trigger guard pin located just above the trigger to remove the trigger assembly, and then remove the slide arm and bolt assembly.The cleaning procedure is essentially the same as for other pump-action shotguns.Full Answer >
The serial number on a Remington firearm is located on the left side of the barrel of the gun. The serial number on each Remington can be decoded to know the month and year that specific gun was manufactured.Full Answer >
To clean a 12 gauge Stoeger shotgun, disassemble the shotgun, push a solvent patch through the barrel, brush the inside of the barrel, clean it again with a solvent patch, and wipe down the firearm with gun oil before reassembly. Most cleaning kits are universal and work with all brands of shotguns. Different styles of shotguns, such as single-shot, pump action and semi-automatic, require different techniques for disassembly, but the cleaning process is similar.Full Answer >
The Savage Arms A-17 semi-automatic rifle has a barrel length of 22 inches and an overall length of 42 inches. It uses bolt action to feed up to 10 rounds of .17-caliber HMR ammunition in one magazine.Full Answer >