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Old September 22, 2012, 05:49 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca:
Both are of use in evaluating potential performance but, if you have to pick one, I'd say muzzle energy is more important than velocity.
Y'know, muzzle energy is dependent upon the bullet's velocity so if you find velocity to be less important than muzzle energy, you are saying that you find muzzle energy to be less important.

Originally Posted by Aguila Blanca:
Which would you rather get shot with, a .22LR at 1300 feet-per-second or a .45 ACP at 850 feet-per-second?
Neither. I also wouldn't want to be hit with a BB at 300 fps, a large stone, or a piece of doggie-poo, but that doesn't mean that they'd make a good choices for self-defense either.
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