What Is A High Velocity Bullet?
Essentially, a higher muzzle velocity results in a flatter trajectory. Ammunition Velocity is the speed that a bullet travels once ejected from the firearm.
What is Flat Trajectory?
A Flatter trajectory means there is less bullet drop over a distance. A trajectory is also knowns as the flight path that an object in motion follows.
What Is A Good Bullet Velocity?
Firearm muzzle velocities range from about 390 fps to 1,200 fps. They can rise to more than 3,900 fps in modern rifles with high-velocity cartridges. Our .308 WINCHESTER Ammunition’s Velocity is 850 m/s, which is 2650 fps.
History Of Bullet Velocity
The first bullets created had a velocity that rarely reached 2,000 fps. Velocity in the United States peaked during the late 1800s. This is when metallic cartridges were introduced. These American metallic cartridges consisted of .45-125 Sharps and .50-140 Win. Maximum bullet speed was still only reaching approximately 1,500 fps.
Is a Higher Velocity Bullet Better?
In general terms, a higher velocity bullet is better for range and accuracy. The higher the velocity of the bullet, the straighter the trajectory path the bullet travels. With this being said, velocity is not the only factor that affects the shot. The evolution of bullet velocity has increased and improved over a span of many years. You may be asking, what raises the higher velocity?
A leading factor in a High Velocity Bullet is the weight of the overall bullet. Each component should be considered such as the bullet casing and the powder. Consider shooting lightweight ammunition such as TRUE VELOCITY Polymer Cased Ammunition to raise your bullet velocity and accuracy.
Why Polymer Ammo Casings Provide High Velocity.
This ammunition is lighter than traditional varieties, reduces heat transfer, increases accuracy, and provides many additional advantages. It is useful to be aware of the specific benefits that can be obtained through the use of lighter ammunition.
- Lightest Casing Material
- Less Firing Material
- Better Burn Efficiency
30% Lighter Ammunition
True Velocity’s polymer cased ammunition is significantly lighter than traditional brass varieties of ammunition. Polymer cased ammunition is about 30% lighter. Shooting polymer materials help to minimize the weight that is present in brass bullets. This cut of weight allows the bullet to travel quicker than the other varieties. The design of polymer ammo casings delivers all the benefits that come along with lighter ammunition, without compromising reliability or increasing heat transfer.
Better Burn Efficiency
Polymer cased ammunition has better burn efficiency than other ammunition varieties. This means that shooting will require less propellant in order to provide the same velocity.
Higher Velocity Improving Accuracy
Primarily, lighter ammunition will move more quickly than heavier ammunition. The increased speed means that the ammunition will spend less time traveling to its destination. When you limit this time, you are also able to reduce the amount of time that the ammunition will be impacted by external elements, such as wind. This helps to improve the accuracy of the ammunition since the faster speed will reduce external influences.
At Virtus, we are proud to offer True Velocity polymer-cased ammunition to ensure that you are able to obtain these benefits for your own particular shooting needs. We are dedicated to providing the highest velocity ammunition that continues evolving to faster feet per second speeds. Contact us today at Virtus for more information!