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Projectile Temperature

21 Nov 2016
@ 06:52 am (GMT)

Andrew Murray

I was wondering if there is any data regarding the temperature of projectile during the firing process?

I wonder if there is information on the max temp and then continued temperature or temperature at various markers, like 10m, 25m, 50m, 100m, 200m, 300m etc...

I'd be curious to know. Perhaps such information could be useful when choosing materials for ballistic/plastic tipped projectiles. I think something more liquid could be fantastic for rapid expansion as liquids do not compress easily and would effect rapid expansion if utilised properly, something like plastercine or even something like Bromine, which solid below 25C but liquid above such temps.


21 Nov 2016
@ 08:16 am (GMT)

Tom Dixon

Re: Projectile Temperature
Hornady had problems with this as the plastic tips on Amax were melting at high velocity, hence the development of the ELD line. The problem with a liquid is it would ruin the BC.
22 Nov 2016
@ 07:03 pm (GMT)

Andrew Murray

Re: Projectile Temperature
Cheers Tom,

I had wondered why the AMax line was being discontinued when they seem to be so good.


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