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Quantitative Ammunition Selection

Discussion in 'Ballistics Information' started by K-Texas, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. K-Texas

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    I had the privilege of reading Quantitative Ammunition Selection today, written by a fellow member here, @Charles Schwartz. It was packed with very useful information, some of which, I did not know. Charles is a former LEO whose college major was psychology while he minored in physics. His understanding of physics is clearly demonstrated in the book which can be bought from his website or on Amazon.com, IIRC. His method for using water as a test medium is very easy to understand while he gives empirical evidence to show just how closely it compares to 10% ordnance calibrated gel testing.

    I've mentioned several times here that he has collected over 700 data points for an accuracy better than 94%. Charles recently informed me that he is now above 800 data points at the same percentage of success. That's solid science, my friends. Plus, he even gives instructions to make the apparatus req'd to do the testing.

    While I still hold with some of my own opinions, I very much want to be aware of others where the author clearly demonstrates his depth of knowledge as Charles has done with this work. Give it a read! It will likely be a resource you'll always value! ;)
     
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    I also advise you to stay tuned! Charles is giving me access to information I wouldn't get otherwise. A very generous gesture on his part in hopes that maybe I'll be able to better assist others on the subject. Some of the things I learned yesterday were quite profound and I've been afforded an opportunity to advance my knowledge further.

    You guys would love reading about how easy it is to set up your own test platform from easily found mat'ls where the only other things you'll need are a chronograph, a mic accurate to .001" or even your caliper. Then of course, your guns and ammo! ;)
     
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    I got my book yesterday... Skimmed through it,:confused::eek: holy crap Im going to have to get back to using my brain on math.:oops: I understand the theory behind it but the actual equations are way over anything I have done in 20 years. It will be good for me, help keep my mind strong;)

    @Charles Schwartz I'm sure I will have a lot of questions soon
     
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