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Internal Ballistics

The more you know about internal ballistics, the better your chances will be of obtaining the ultimate in accuracy and performance from your firearm and ammunition.

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External Ballistics

External ballistics deals with the performance of Hornady bullets from the moment they exit the barrel until the moment that the arrive at the target. Learn about physical changes to a projectile after it leaves the barrel.

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Terminal Ballistics

Terminal ballistics is the study of how a projectile behaves when it hits its target and transfers its kinetic energy to the target. The bullet’s design, as well as its impact velocity, plays a huge role in how the energy is transferred.

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Ballistic Charts

Click to download a Ballistic Chart (PDF).

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