Shooting Gun Muzzle Blast Question

Started Aug 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
NativeTxn Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: Shooting Gun Muzzle Blast Question

I would think that what you did was probably the best approach. I.e. put the camera at its highest FPS rate and hope for the best.

If you shoot 6 FPS, then each shot takes .1667 seconds. I am not sure exactly how long a muzzle blast lasts, but it is not very long at all. Think about it this way - from the time the firing pin clicks to the time the bullet hits the end of the range is less than one second, so the entire process is probably done before your camera has finished its 6 shots. The muzzle blast is visible for a fraction of a second - that is why with many guns, you don't really even notice it that much with just the naked eye.

If you think about the numbers in the sense of bullet velocity, muzzle blast timing, time from firing pin causing the gun to fire and the bullet hitting the end of the range, etc., then I think that luck likely plays a VERY large role in catching the muzzle blast.

My guess is it is a numbers game - the more times you try, the more likely it will be that you will be able to recreate an image similar to that. But it would not surprise me if it took you multiple trips to the range to catch the same type of shot again.

BTW, REALLY cool picture.

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