Maximum Altitude For Bullets Fired Vertically

Maximum Altitude For Bullets Fired Vertically

CaliberWeight (grains)Velocity (m/sec)Velocity
(ft/s)
Max Height (m)Max Height (ft)
12 gauge #7½ shot1.254001,312191 *627 *
.25 ACP502297516972,287
.22 LR403831,2571,1793,868
.44 magnum2403901,2801,3774,518
7.62 NATO1508402,7562,4007,874
.30-06 M21508692,8512,8449,331
.30-061808232,7003,08010,105
  * These two values were calculated using Journee's Rule

References: Sam Ellis And Gerry Moss , Royal Military College of Science Swindon Wiltshire; "Falling bullets: terminal velocities and penetration studies", by L. C. Haag, Wound Ballistics Conference, April 1994, Sacramento, California.; David Maddison , Melbourne Australia; The Chart was generated by Close Focus Research

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