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Hi Thanks for Taking a look

Need help to settle a debate (now argument)

Viewing the "Titles of topic" in this forum, a question such as this

more than likely will result in an "LOL ! are you kidding me" (why is this here ?)

But, if you are Mathematically Illiterate.. Trying to show calculated proof for the following

question is impossible.

The question: (Verbatim):

This is more of a fun debate question, but it was something I was thinking about.

If you have a pointed 8gr .177 pellet traveling at a speed that gives 10

foot pounds of force, and another pointed 14gr .22 pellet traveling at

a speed that also gives it 10 foot pounds of force, which is the better

hunting pellet for small game?

Hmmmmm....

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The above question was "Hypothetically" posted by a forum member (on another forum), as a "Fun" debate.

Two sides have resulted "Trying to give an answer" to the question..

Side one:

No difference "either pellet will do", because Force is Force and both have 10 foot pounds.

Side two:

Use the .22 because Bigger is always Better..

..

Can any one here assist (Or care to) in showing "Proof" for either result

to settle (I hope) the debate / argument.

Take it easy on (Me) with regard to complex mathematical formulation

as I only have (Basic) High School Physics.. most of which is forgotten.

All I have been able to calculate using the above (Minimal data) is velocity.

(.177) 8 grain - velocity 750.25 ft/sec = 10 foot pounds or 13.56 Joules

(.220) 14 grain - velocity 567.00 ft/sec = 10 foot pounds or 13.56 Joules

...

Any way, thanks for reading.

And I hope all you math whizz's will have fun with this for something to do.

Please help: (It's a gun forum, and some members have loaded their weapons.)

Need help to settle a debate (now argument)

Viewing the "Titles of topic" in this forum, a question such as this

more than likely will result in an "LOL ! are you kidding me" (why is this here ?)

But, if you are Mathematically Illiterate.. Trying to show calculated proof for the following

question is impossible.

The question: (Verbatim):

This is more of a fun debate question, but it was something I was thinking about.

If you have a pointed 8gr .177 pellet traveling at a speed that gives 10

foot pounds of force, and another pointed 14gr .22 pellet traveling at

a speed that also gives it 10 foot pounds of force, which is the better

hunting pellet for small game?

Hmmmmm....

--------

The above question was "Hypothetically" posted by a forum member (on another forum), as a "Fun" debate.

Two sides have resulted "Trying to give an answer" to the question..

Side one:

No difference "either pellet will do", because Force is Force and both have 10 foot pounds.

Side two:

Use the .22 because Bigger is always Better..

..

Can any one here assist (Or care to) in showing "Proof" for either result

to settle (I hope) the debate / argument.

Take it easy on (Me) with regard to complex mathematical formulation

as I only have (Basic) High School Physics.. most of which is forgotten.

All I have been able to calculate using the above (Minimal data) is velocity.

(.177) 8 grain - velocity 750.25 ft/sec = 10 foot pounds or 13.56 Joules

(.220) 14 grain - velocity 567.00 ft/sec = 10 foot pounds or 13.56 Joules

...

Any way, thanks for reading.

And I hope all you math whizz's will have fun with this for something to do.

Please help: (It's a gun forum, and some members have loaded their weapons.)

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