how fast do bullets travel in mph approx?
an average bullet i would assume different guns = different speeds but aprrox how fast MPH
- AKLv 61 decade agoFavourite answer
Depends on the caliber, the amount and type of powder, and the bullet weight. Most rifle calibers travel at supersonic speeds. The "crack" you hear is a mini sonic boom. Most handgun calibers travel much slower than that. Average speed for a 9mm handgun round is about 1100 feet per second. Some large caliber rifle rounds travel at speeds up to and beyond 4000 feet per second.
- 4 years ago
The average bullet travels about 761 mph.
- ManevitchLv 41 decade ago
The match .308 ammo I load comes out of my rifle at 2695 feet per second, or about 1838 miles per hour. That's pretty average for rifle rounds, with some as fast as 4500 FPS.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- narcissisticguyLv 41 decade ago
Would depend on the ammunition and the gun. I believe a gun in Canada is classified as a firearm if the projectile exceeds 500 feet per second (about the power of a high end gas BB gun). Not sure about the US though.
- 1 decade ago
650 to 1500 mph.
- 6 years ago
4500 fps = 3068.18 mph
- 5 years ago
186000 miles per second and it will meld bucause if friction with air. but it can penetrate carbide or diaqmons infinitely thick.
- 6 years ago