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Influence of Silencer Use on External Ballistics of Projectiles

BARTOSZ KOZERA, JAROSLAW BRZUZY

Abstract


The following article is a summary of the first step of research on behavior of sniper rifles in calibers .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum with and without sound suppressor. The paper includes measurements of chosen external ballistics parameters like velocity and accuracy at 300 m (328 yd) with the use of state of the art electronic devices like high speed accuracy light gates and Doppler radar system. The paper includes also a comparison of mentioned parameters registered during testing with two types of silencers and with unsuppressed weapon. The paper is concluded with results analysis that can be used for future work.

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