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1treated as singular The science of projectiles and firearms.
- ‘He had a real understanding of fortification, ballistics and shipping, and could discuss mathematics and astronomy on equal terms with experts.’
- ‘The characteristics of spider silk could have applications in areas ranging from medicine to ballistics.’
- ‘Vidocq may not, as his admirers claim, have invented fingerprinting and the science of ballistics, but he did show the importance of keeping detailed criminal records.’
- ‘If you could forgive the ends, the means was actually a neat project in puerile ballistics.’
- ‘The embedded ballistics of the FCS ballistic computer gives the gunner range and accuracy.’
- ‘It bans the private sale of all firearms, creates a Federal ballistics database, and much more.’
- ‘By the mid-nineteenth century, advances in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and ballistics were influencing the manufacture of weapons.’
- ‘The ballistics model is First World War ballistics mathematics.’
- ‘Internal ballistics modeled the forces inside of a gun barrel while external ballistics modeled the flight of a projectile.’
- ‘No one intended to besmirch your handguns, but just to keep things straight, we checked with Winchester on our ballistics.’
- ‘‘Is a forensic firearm specialist the same as a ballistics expert? ‘asked the judge.’
- ‘In addition, there were other equally profound developments in areas such as firearms and ballistics, mechanics, shipbuilding, mining, distillation, and anatomy, to name but a few.’
- ‘The army had offered him a reserve officer's commission and the command of the office of experimental ballistics at its new Aberdeen proving ground.’
- ‘In 1940 Wilkinson began war work which involved mathematical and numerical work on ballistics.’
- ‘A knowledge of ballistics involved a grasp of mathematics, and that too became a factor in changing military education.’
- ‘Towards the end of the war, Goldie was transferred to London, where he worked on ballistics at the Woolwich Arsenal.’
- ‘Case head expansion and dropped primers occurred long before ballistics got interesting.’
- ‘Bliss worked on ballistics during World War I and designed new firing tables for artillery.’
- ‘During this trip, he started to shift his attention from ballistics back to mathematics.’
- ‘Transitional ballistics is a complex science that involves a number of variables that are not fully understood; therefore, it is not an exact science.’
- 1.1 The scientific study of the effects of being fired on a bullet, cartridge, or gun.
- ‘The premise of the .45 Glock Automatic Pistol is to provide the ballistics of the.45 Automatic Colt Pistol in a smaller platform.’
- ‘They achieve these efficient ballistics with moderate recoil, even in rifles that are light and portable enough to be carded comfortably.’
- ‘The ballistics of a bullet lodged in the sidewalk indicated that the man missed, from five paces away.’
- ‘They will run it with the ballistics of bullets used in other crimes, in case you used the gun earlier.’
- ‘To equal black powder ballistics and pressures in the .45 Colt requires tiny little charges of most smokeless propellants.’
- ‘This extraordinarily accurate cartridge has excellent defensive ballistics, spitting a 165-grain Speer Gold Dot bullet at about 1,150 feet per second.’
- ‘At that instant, the total effects of interior ballistics in terms of developed muzzle velocity and spin have been imparted to the projectile.’
- ‘Overall, it's a very readable interpretation of the intensive research being done on shotgun ballistics and performance in the late 1940s and early 1950s.’
- ‘The cartridge was designed to improve on the accuracy of and duplicate the ballistics of the .22 Magnum in a reloadable case.’
- ‘As originally loaded, the new .30 - '03 U.S. cartridge matched the ballistics of the service rounds of other nations.’
- ‘However, the ballistics of the M16 round are not optimum inside a building.’
- ‘Swann said: ‘I based my views on police photographs of the death scenes and on my own ballistics tests using similar weapons.’’
- ‘Similar ballistics in a rifle that fit Simone seemed to be the answer.’
- ‘Then, as now, many handgun carriers were perfectly happy with mousegun ballistics.’
- ‘It's just as accurate, it provides somewhat better ballistics, and the choice of ammunition and rifles is excellent.’
- ‘As a result, there are myriad British Nitro Express cartridges exhibiting similar ballistics and knockdown power in the .450 to .475 range.’
- ‘The Swift achieves its ballistics with heavier bullets than the .204, and these heavier bullets carry more energy.’
- ‘The objective was to provide .270 ballistics in a cartridge short enough to function in the Winchester M88 lever-action and M100 semiautomatic rifles.’
- ‘He said the confiscated rifles have been sent to Australia to check ballistics to see if a link can be established with Wednesday's attack.’
- ‘And they have connected the gun that was found in the dumpster through ballistics to the bullets found in the victim.’
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