Ballistic Pendulum

This experiment uses a REAL 20 gauge shotgun to fire a "bullet" into a catcher. The shell is loaded with just the primer load and not a full shotgun shell. A spark system measures how high the catcher swings backwards after catching the bullet and through an energy/momentum calculation you candetermine the bullet's speed as it leaves the gun.

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Pendulum Catching Apparatus   20 Guage Shotgun   Shotgun Shells
Shotgun Primers   Cenco Black Table Clamp   Heavy Square Pole
Wires   Banana Clips   5000V Solid State Induction Coil