Ballistics

Fundamentals of Ballistics

Video: Army Primer on Ballistics

Ballistics can be complex, involving a multitude of variables. This old U.S. Army training film, however, does a solid job of breaking down the subject to its simplest terms.

Today’s hunter is constantly searching for the load with the best knockdown power, when shot placement is far more important in regards to knocking an animal down.

The Truth Behind Knockdown Power

Energy is definitely a factor in what is called knockdown power, but there are other facets in play determining if a round will floor game. Location of the hit and construction of the bullet/slug are far more important elements.