Enter the muzzle energy and mass of the pellet into the calculator to determine the pellet velocity.

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## Pellet Velocity Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Pellet Velocity.

PV = SQRT ( ME * 450240 / PW)

- Where PV is the pellet velocity (ft/s)
- ME is the muzzle energy (ft-lbs)
- PW is the pellet weight (grains)

To calculate the pellet velocity, multiply the muzzle energy by 450240, then divide by the square root, and finally take the square root of the velocity.

## What is a Pellet Velocity?

Definition:

A pellet velocity describe the speed at which a pellet travels through the air when fired from a pellet-gun.

## How to Calculate Pellet Velocity?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Pellet Velocity.

First, determine the muzzle energy. In this example, the muzzle energy is found to be 50 ft-lbs.

Next, determine the pellet weight. For this problem, the pellet weight is found to be 10 grains.

Finally, calculate the Pellet Velocity using the formula above:

PV = SQRT ( ME * 450240 / PW)

PV = SQRT ( 50 * 450240 / 10)

PV = 1500.39 ft/s