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#### mshuell

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Does someone have the formula for calculating foot pounds of energy? I found the formula once on the Cor-Bon web page but now I can't seem to find it.
Thank You. Mark Shuell.

#### Tony Rumore

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Velocity squared, divided by 7000, divided by 64.32, times the bullet weight in grains.

#### mshuell

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Thank you Tony.

#### A Johnston

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The formula I always use is: (VELOCITY squared x GRAIN WEIGHT) divided by 450,400.

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#### gritty

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The formual is:
weight divided by 7000,X velocity, again X velocity, divided by 64.32.
the 7000 is the number of grains in a pound.I'm not sure where the 64.32 comes from?

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I use the same formula as A Johnston except I use the short form. For example:

185 gr
1100 mv

110 squared= 12100 divided by 4504=2.69
2.69x185=498fp

#### 77Bronc

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The formula for Kinetic Energy (KE) is

(1/2) x Mass x (Velocity squared)

Mass of the bullet is obtained from the grains of the bullet divided by 7000, conversion from grains to pounds, 7000 grains per pound, then you have to divide that number by 32.2. 32.2 ft/sec-squared is the acceleration factor from gravity, from our friend Sir Issac Netwon. The term for mass in the English system is "Slugs".

The 64.4 is from 32.2 x 2, if you write out the complete formula, you will see how this comes about.

Then you multiply this whole thing by velocity squared.

And you have KE. If you want to have some fun, and see why Hollywood is wrong about knock down power, look at the momentum calculation. Monmentum is: Mass x Velocity

Calculate mass as I show above for a bullet and for a human or animal weight and compare the velocities. If you do this the you will see the Hollywood view of someone being blown back from a gun shot is complete non sense.

Have Fun

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