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Carl Quick's LiteWieght 2240

So for about the last 24 months, I've had her on a serious diet. Now I am happy to report that she lost nearly 13 ounces and is feeling so much better. And let me say one thing, when I pick her up with one hand now she is light as a feather. Well, almost a feather.

Things I have done so far:

OEM main tube was lightened by me.
Barrel is OEM and trimmed down by me.
Main tube plug is made of Delrin by me.
Gas cap is aluminum, comes from HPA and bored out by me.
Hammer is made from Delrin by me with a modified 1701P striker.
Valve is an aluminum Disco rear end with a brass Pro-Top by Anthony.
Trigger grip frame is aluminum by Bluefork Design and then hogged out by Gregg.
Front barrel band is aluminum, made by Anthony, drilled by Rich and milled by me.


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Transonic Drag

August 20 2012 at 10:13 AM
rsterne  (Login rsterne)
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I found an interesting graph on Transonic Drag that I thought was worth sharing with you....

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Note that the drag starts to rapidly increase between Mach 0.80-0.85 (900-950 fps) and has doubled by Mach 0.9 (1000 fps) and tripled by Mach 0.95 (1050 fps).... This means that the extra energy it takes to get a pellet above 950 fps will quickly be shed in the first few yards anyway.... That ties in exactly with the work I have been doing on how the Ballistics Coefficient changes as you push the velocity close to the speed of sound....

Since 950 fps gives you an energy of 2 FPE per grain of pellet weight (an easy number to remember).... this is just one more reason not to push the velocity past that....


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