The Physics of Bullets: Why a Modern Gun Shoots 10 Times Farther Than…

Old smoothbore guns, which were loaded with bullets that looked more like balls than torpedoes, had an effective range of about sixty yards. A relatively small engineering change, which took its lead from physics, increased the range tenfold. What could make anything work that much better? » 9/19/12 3:11pm 9/19/12 3:11pm