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Re: Meier Pictures

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 21:03:29 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 00:16:55 -0400
Subject: Re: Meier Pictures 

>Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 09:41:31 -0700
>From: Don Ecker <decker@ufomag.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Meier Pictures

>>From: The Duke of Mendoza - Peter Brookesmith <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>>Subject: Meier Pictures
>>Sender: The Duke of Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>>

>>Couldn't resist this one. That above is true except that

>>(a) a crucial difference is the .223 is a jacketed round, while
>>.22 Long Rifle is a bare lead bullet (though it may be copper
>>washed);

>That is correct. I have fired thousands of rounds of both types.
>Plus the fact that the .223 (or 5.56 mm velocity is about 3200
>feet per second from the barrel of an M 16 rifle. The .22
>caliber LR round out of a standard .22 caliber rifle is a bit of
>1000 feet per second.


>>.22 WMR is a jacketed round, however, and is deadly - it
>>actually carries more kinetic energy than a .45 Colt ACP...



>Dear Duke.... wrong

<snip>

> But back to
>the reason I wrote this, the idea of comparing a .22 WMR to a
>.45 ACP as carrying more kinetic energy is just patently
r>idiculous. Kind of like comparing a small stone to a huge block
>of granite. Don (love that .45 ACP) Ecker Been there, and DONE
>THAT!

Don't forget that the definition of "kinetic energy" is the
product of the mass times the velocity squared. If I knew th
speed and mass of the .22 WNR I could calculate its K.E. and
compare with the 45 (234 grain, 870 ft/sec; KE = 234 x 870^2 =
177,114,600 in the appropriate units.