The M193 Ball, a 5.56 x 45 55 FMJBT M16 round has a muzzle velocity of 3250 fps. Without question the most comprehensive review of technical gun knowledge, ballistics, safety and firearms history ever compiled into a single volume. Produced by NRA publications, this long-awaited compendium spans some 516 pages. No other book compares to the sheer volume of information compiled in the NRA Firearms Sourcebook. Where else can you find out a 30-06 SPBT has a maximum height range of 12,758 feet? Calculate Foot Pounds Energy: bullet weight in grains x bullet velocity in f.p.s squared divided by 450,400. Contents are broken into four primary sections: 1. Firearms and Society: Safety, History Collecting and Firearms Laws 2. Firearms Technical: Parts, Operating Principals, Stocks, Barrels, Triggers, Sights and Optics, Materials & Manufacturing. 3. Ammunition Technical: Ammunition, Ballistics and Reloading 4. Reference Materials; Formulae and Tables, Reference Data & Glossary If you ever wondered how rifling is made, or wind drift is calculated or how collectors grade firearms this is your book. Please note: this book is helpful in settling disputes around campfires. Softcover, 516 pages.