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Power of a ramrod Answered

Hello guys,

I'm working on a knex gun now, but I have a question about how to get the max. power out of a ramrod. So when does the ramrod give the most power:

• 1: The ramrod hits the ammo and doesn't go further
• 2: The ramrod hits the ammo and still goes (a couple of centimeters) further

Thanks in advance,
Bobbienator

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iceng (author)2012-04-12

Can't help here, not familiar with knex parts just physics.

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iceng (author)2012-04-11

Follow through is needed, when the two masses are different
ie ( the ammo and ramrod are different weights ) and the
impact material is deforming ie inelastic collision.

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user

So, I think I'm gonna use a black//grey size ramrod and a blue rod as ammo. Option 1 or 2? Anyways, thanks for the fast answer!

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