007 asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

What is the approx. velocity of the following bullets?

How fast does a ...

.45 ACP

.22 Long

5.56 NATO

7.62 NATO

.50 BMG

Thanks so much!

2 Answers

  • Rufus
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The 230 grain .45 ACP has a muzzle velocity of about 850 ft/s. The military has replaced this weapon with the 9mm Beretta.

    The .22 long is becoming obsolete; it is no longer manufactured by Federal, Remington, or Winchester. It uses the same case as the Long Rifle and the same 29 grain bullet as the .22 Short. This has proved to be a bad combination, inherently less accurate than either the Short or Long Rifle. The high velocity long leaves the muzzle at 1240 ft/s while the long rifle 1385 ft/s with the heavier 40 grain bullet.

    There are so many variants of the 5.56mm that you might be better just saying 3000 ft/s.

    The M-14 7.62mm NATO round has a muzzle velocity of 2800 ft/s.

    The Barrett .50 Cal M82A also has a muzzle velocity of 2800 ft/s.

    The velocity of all the above rounds, after hitting a 6" thick steel plate is zero.

  • Mike S
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    This is a question that you can easily research on your own since you have access to a computer so I won't do it for you. It's all a matter of education and learning how to do research. Perhaps if you google the various rounds you will uncover a wealth of information. Not to mention that I simply don't have the time or desire to do it for you. Try WIKIPEDIA. Good luck to you

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