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Observation

The non-coated bullets travel at a higher velocity compared to  the moly-coated bullets.

Bullet type Bullet velocity measured with chronograph (feet per seconds) Average
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Non-coated 1428 1435 1422 1431 1441 1439 1426 1433 1427 1434 1431.6
Moly-coated 1385 1378 1381 1372 1379 1381 1376 1391 1388 1378 1380.9


 

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Complexity level:
9
Project cost ($):
200
Time required:
1 hour for preparation, 1 day for observation
Material availability:
Procurement of licensed firearms from authorized sources required
Safety concerns:

1.    Unauthorized use of firearms is illegal. Some countries carry extremely heavy penalties for the illegal possession or use of firearms.
2.    Ensure that only a trained and authorized/licensed person  is allowed to handle the firearm.
3.    The tests must be conducted in a safe environment - eg a proper shooting range.