A simple, easy to use muzzle energy calculator to find out foot pounds of energy of a projectile. Just enter bullet weight and velocity, and this handy foot pounds of energy calculator will return a muzzle energy value, in foot-pounds of energy.
Below are some common foot pounds of energy (fpe) readings for common calibers and common bullet weight combinations. Hopefully this proves useful!
Caliber/Load | Weight (Grains): | Velocity (FPS): | Muzzle Energy: |
.22LR (CCI Mini Mag) | 40gr | 1235 fps | 135 |
.22LR (CCI Velocitor) | 40gr | 1435 fps | 183 |
.22LR (CCI Stinger) | 32gr | 1640 fps | 191 |
.25ACP (PPU) | 50gr | 771 fps | 66 |
.25ACP (Hornady) | 35gr | 900 fps | 63 |
.32ACP (Fiocchi) | 73gr | 980 fps | 155 |
.32ACP (Hornady) | 60gr | 1000 fps | 133 |
.32ACP (B. Bore +P) | 75gr | 1150 fps | 220 |
.380ACP (Winchester) | 95gr | 955 fps | 190 |
.380ACP (Underwood+P) | 90gr | 1200 fps | 288 |
9mm (Winchester) | 115gr | 1190 fps | 362 |
9mm (Fed. Amer. Eagle) | 124gr | 1120 fps | 345 |
9mm (Hornady Crit. Def.) | 115gr | 1140 fps | 332 |