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Recoil velocity

  1. Mar 22, 2004 #1
    Hiya peeps,

    Im wondering is dere a formula for recoil velocity?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2004 #2

    LURCH

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    I'm not much good at math, and I'm making this up on the spot, but I would asume that one could find what fraction of the the gun's mass the projectile has (Mp/Mg), and the gun's rearward acceleration will be that same fraction of the projectile's forward acceleration. So if Mp/Mg = n, then Ap x n should = Ag.
     
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