Correlating Velocity to Barrel Length in Muzzle Loaders
In this video, the Idahoan fires muzzleloader barrels of different lengths across a chronograph and compares the average velocity.
Here is a more comprehensive table of the testing results, showing average velocities for three different loads with the different barrel lengths:
Idaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance. As host of TheIdahoanShow on YouTube, I endeavor to produce videos capturing this enduring pioneer spirit, at least as it is practiced by this Idahoan. Of course, shooting and associated ancillary activities are an important part of Idahoan culture, and so many of my videos pertain in some way to the making or testing of firearms and/or ammunition. Here on the Reloaders’ Network, I have endeavored to consolidate this portion of my work as a reference for the reloading community.