Does shotgun barrel length affect velocity?

Does shotgun barrel length affect velocity?

Barrel length may not have a major impact on shotgun muzzle velocity, but it does affect handling. If you’re hunting in thick cover and you’re shooting stationary targets (such as turkeys) then a short barrel offers many advantages.

Does longer barrel mean more muzzle velocity?

Longer barrels give the propellant force more time to work on propelling the bullet. For this reason longer barrels generally provide higher velocities, everything else being equal. As the bullet moves down the bore, however, the propellant’s gas pressure behind it diminishes.

Does shotgun barrel length affect accuracy?

The longer the barrel, the more precise the gun will be on longer targets and the less the perceived lead will be. On the other side, a barrel which is too long will make the gun harder to swing quickly for the close shots.

Does a shorter barrel increase velocity?

However, velocity loss usually increases per inch with barrels much shorter than 22 inches.

Is full choke still good?

Frost says a lot that Full Choke is a good perk to have. If a put a Full Choke on it, the range decreases to 45.

How does the length of a shotgun barrel affect velocity?

The faster the shot leaves the barrel, the further it can travel. Back in the days of black powder, longer barrels really did help velocity. That’s because the black powder took a relatively long time to burn. A longer barrel gave the powder that longer burn time.

Why do some guns have a higher muzzle velocity than others?

They main problem with the blanket estimate is that some guns generate higher or lower muzzle velocities than anticipated. This is due to variations in actual bore—groove-to-groove and land-to-land—dimensions.

How big of a barrel do you need for a shotgun?

Only the choke mattered. Some folks wondered if the extra barrel length would add velocity to the shotgun loads. We had some discussion and some of had heard in the past the shotgun shells (usually loaded with pistol powders) would burn all their powder in the first 12 to 18 inches of barrel.

What is the average velocity of a 4.6 inch revolver?

Comparing 17 loads, out of two revolvers, with 3- and 4.6-inch barrels, I found that seven of the loads produced a lower velocity from the longer barrel. The average increase in velocity from the 4.6-inch barrel was only 12.47 fps or 1.03 percent.