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Re: carbine velocity

Posted by Ernie Brandt on Monday, 9 November 2015, at 11:22 p.m., in response to Re: carbine velocity, posted by D. Miller on Sunday, 8 November 2015, at 3:19 p.m.

This is from the web. Hope it displays properly.

Type Rifle

Place of origin USA

Service history

In service 1866-1873

Used by USA

Production history

Designed 1866

Specifications

Case type Rimmed, straight

Bullet diameter .515 in (13.1 mm)

Neck diameter .535 in (13.6 mm)

Base diameter .565 in (14.4 mm)

Rim diameter .660 in (16.8 mm)

Rim thickness .065 in (1.7 mm)

Case length 1.75 in (44 mm)

Overall length 2.25 in (57 mm)

Primer type Large rifle

Maximum pressure 22,500 psi (155 MPa)

Ballistic performance

Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy

425 gr (28 g) Lead SP 1,448 ft/s (441 m/s) 1,979 ft·lbf (2,683 J)

550 gr (36 g) Lead FN 1,375 ft/s (419 m/s) 2,310 ft·lbf (3,130 J)

400 gr (26 g) SP 1,849 ft/s (564 m/s) 3,037 ft·lbf (4,118 J)

Test barrel length: 28"

Source(s): Accurate Powder [1]


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