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Old 01-19-2011, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 1776 rebel View Post
As I study history I am sometimes amazed at what folks hundreds of years ago, in a pre-technological age achieved. Well the earliest velocity calculators I am aware of are called ballistic pendulums. You basically shot and hit a pendulum. From the pendulums movement on impact you can work backwards and figure out a number of things about the round. This wiki article is a nice treatment:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballistic_pendulum

Personally I saved up for years to buy an Oehler 35P. Then they stopped making it. Last year at the NRA meeting they announced they were starting up the line again. I got on the list and in October received shipment. I love it.
Man, I am really glad to see that!
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