Monday, October 31, 2011
One guy was talking about a pellet gun that shoots pellets at 1200 feet per second.
The other guy said, "1200 feet! That's two football fields. That's pretty far."
I said nothing, because I don't know. But the pellets don't go 1200 feet.
If gravity pulls the pellet down at 16 feet per second, and if you are holding the gun about four feet above level ground (and shooting level) then the pellet will be in the air only about a quarter of a second. So it will travel about 300 feet.
Posted by The Arthurian at 4:00 AM