The Basic Ballistics Database

This is a continually updated database which contains basic ballistic information on various, commercially available loads of ammunition. The data contained within this web page is all independently gathered, real world data. All averages where calculated from a 10 shot group. Please be aware that the testing conditions vary slightly between ammunition loads. The relevant testing conditions are listed within each drop down menu option.

All velocities were either measured 5ft or 10ft from the muzzle using a light chronograph. It is indicated in the each drop down menu at which distance it was measured at.

.22 Short

  • Average Velocity = 1007.1 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 65.2 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 34.7 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Ruger Wrangler (4.6“ Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 56°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

.22 Long Rifle

  • Average Velocity = 1010.1 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 90.6 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  36.0 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Ruger Wrangler (4.6“ Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

.32 ACP (7.65MM Browning Short)

  • Average Velocity = 751.3 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 88.9 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 21.2 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: KelTec P32 (2.7″ Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 40°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 831.5 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 112.0 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 17.7 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: KelTec P32 (2.7” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 40°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

.22 WMR (.22 Magnum)

  • Average Velocity = 1010.1 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 90.6 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  36.0 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Ruger Wrangler 4.6“ barrel
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

.380 ACP (9mm Browning Court)

  • Average Velocity = 1375.3 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 272.9 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  32.2 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Glock 42 (3.25” barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

9x19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger)

  • Average Velocity = 1168.2 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 348.4 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  6.9 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 (5” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 987.3 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 318.1 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 11.3 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 (5” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 1131.5 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 326.8 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 13.2 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact (4” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 940.5 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 288.6 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 14.5 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact (4” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 1046.1 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 279.3 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 14.4 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: Mossberg MC1sc (3.4“ Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

.223 Remington

  • Average Velocity = 2745.3 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 920.2 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  12.2 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: AR-15 (14.6” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 55°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 2820.6 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 971.3 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  23.1 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: AR-15 (16.1” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 58°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 2831.9 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 979.2 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  29.8 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: KelTec RDB (17.1″ Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 45°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

5.56x45mm NATO

  • Average Velocity = 2962.9 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 1071.8 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  21.8 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: AR-15 (14.6” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 55°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

6.5mm Grendel

  • Average Velocity = 2417.9 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 1596.3 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  15.5 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: AR-15 (20” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 40°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 10′ from muzzle
  • Average Velocity = 2622.5 ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = 1526.8 ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity = 22.7 ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: AR-15 (20” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: 60°F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle

12 Gauge

  • Average Velocity = ft/sec
  • Average Kinetic Energy = ft⋅lbs
  • Standard Deviation of Velocity =  ft/sec

Testing Conditions

  • Firearm: (” Barrel)
  • Ammunition Temperature: °F
  • Measured with Competition Electronics ProChrono DLX 5′ from muzzle