Muzzle Energy and Muzzle Velocity

(6.5 Creedmoor as an example used)

Muzzle energy (ME) – Kinetic energy or force
carried by a bullet as it exits the muzzle of a firearm.

Muzzle velocity (MV) – The speed of a projectile as it leaves the firearm’s muzzle. (The industry standard for measuring is 15″ from the muzzle)

The 6.5 Creedmoor is a fast calibre within the 6mm – 7mm range, with an ME (Maximum Energy) of up to 2283 ft/lbs. However, a speedier bullet can result in more meat damage during penetration. It’s essential to remember that when shooting at longer distances, an animal may move its head at the sound of the firing rifle, resulting in a miss or a wounded animal. The MV (Muzzle Velocity) of the 6.5 Creedmoor is much faster than other calibres, making it highly effective over long distances.