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Old September 8th, 2011, 18:55   #53
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Originally Posted by Ricochet View Post
Thanks hitman, I'll have to double check my facts. If that is indeed the case, then a person could go around 0.45g BB traveling at 525 FPS, for it to be considered a firearm. Approx: 5.7j. My understanding is it is one or the other due to the ability to get around it. Can you imagine the speed of a 1.5g BB it would take to hit 5.7j? So if a person brought a 1.5g BB up to 900 FPS, their Kinetic Energy would be 5.644j. That would be quite dangerous. And a 0.30g BB traveling at 625 FPS would be 5.444j. Both then would not technically be a firearm. I thought the idea was to cover on both ends, so someone couldn't do that. But I will double check.
You've got your maths wrong; or at least have a coma at the wrong place or something:

a 1.5g projectile at 900 fps would equate to 56.44 joules, which is about a 1/10 of a 9x19mm bullet. Pretty scary for playing :P

.3g at 625fps = 6.349 joules, still rated as a firearm

Here's a nice tool to do all these calculations: (and much much much other useful things)
Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle View Post
Real life comparison,

GBBR- bang bang -- Giggle

AEG-- merrrzip merrzip -- meh
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