.22 rifle fires vertically, bullet lifts small wood cylinder.

Inelastic Collisions: The Ballistic Pendulum. Place weighted wood block on the platform, remove rifle safety and fire. Let the class estimate the height reached by the block. Weigh the block a second time and calculate the mass of the slug. Mass of wood block is about 200 gm. Mass of bullet is about 2 gm. Muzzle Velocity is about 1200 ft/sec or 36576 cm/sec. Notes to Set-up Person: It is easy to fire the rifle. If you place the bullet in the rifle before class, stick around to maintain security. Always use the safety, and make sure the lecturer understands its operation. Always leave the block on the platform when the rifle is loaded.
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