Suppressors - Am I missing something

Discussion in 'Firearms, Optics and Accessories' started by mikee, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. timattalon

    timattalon Well-Known Member

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    He is a seasoned shooter that weighs about 45kg dripping wet. And I agree that holding it tight back into the shoulder is what he is supposed to do. I am certain that he is as well, but the gun is nearly the same size he is.....and most of his shooting is at a bench standing up. The way I see it, the harder you pull the gun into your shoulder the more it makes the two masses (shooter and gun) into the same mass to be affected by recoil. Thus increasing the resulting rearwards acceleration by increasing the mass.
     
  2. timattalon

    timattalon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, looks like I got my formulae muddled. I knew it was energy = mass x velocity squared, but got the letters mixed up...... I havn't studied physics since the late 80s so perhaps a little rusty, but I do use a lot of arithmitic at my job so numbers and actual calculations are usually pretty easy for me....
     
  3. Cordite

    Cordite Well-Known Member

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    [MENTION=4500]timattalon[/MENTION],
    Yes, energy transfer butt-to-body is hampered by an air gap. And one misses out on the longer power transfer time offered by the suppressor.
     

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