Re: Muzzle tape?
I'm no authority but I don't believe the bullet makes contact with the tape. The barrel is full of air and when the bullet starts moving down the bore this air is compressed and forced out the muzzle ahead of the bullet. This will push the tape out of the path of the bullet before the bullet exits the muzzle. If I have it wrong there are many here who will correct me.
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