Spinning bullets on ice (in Links)


QBOddBird October 24 2010 9:10 PM EDT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foZlciP6gUQ

Adios Muchachos October 24 2010 9:22 PM EDT

idiots... but funny

Messbrutal October 24 2010 9:34 PM EDT

Seems like something they would try on mythbusters show.

Demigod October 24 2010 9:36 PM EDT

There are a couple of those videos making the rounds. Mythbusters is supposedly looking to test it, but the real question is why is the bullet not deformed? The lead should flatten at impact, making me think something's up.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 24 2010 9:37 PM EDT

looked like copper bullets to me... nice to see people using them actually

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] October 25 2010 12:26 AM EDT

You know I loved that.

Kefeck [BlackSmith] October 25 2010 12:30 AM EDT

I don't know a whole lot about guns, but that particular one seems really quite.. Didn't sound much more powerful than a high powered Air rifle lol.

AdminShade October 25 2010 1:15 AM EDT

those bullets spin because all modern day bullets do cause of the barrel of the gun.
those bullets wiggle because they are so much more hot than the ice, but shot at a relative low velocity that they cannot drain their heat properly.

kind of when spilling a drop of water on a hot frying pan, makes the droplet of water bounce.

AdminTitan October 25 2010 5:23 AM EDT

Yeah, the water vapor makes them spin more easily, it creates a buffer between the bullet and the ice.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 25 2010 2:03 PM EDT

what i don't get is that they are shooting the ice 8 or so feet in front of themselves at about a 45 degree angle, yet the bullets end up back over closer to them than the impact sites?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 25 2010 2:07 PM EDT

so either the ice is hard enough to change the direction of the bullet completely, yet it is not hard enough to deform it or the bullet ricochets all the way around the planet and then has enough energy left to spin.

AdminTitan October 25 2010 3:33 PM EDT

what i don't get is that they are shooting the ice 8 or so feet in front of themselves at about a 45 degree angle, yet the bullets end up back over closer to them than the impact sites?

This only happened with the first one. Which I believe was from a shot a little while before. With the second one, it was exactly where he shot less than 10 seconds before. You could even see the impact hole.

InebriatedArsonist October 25 2010 3:41 PM EDT

They're most likely just copper-jacketed bullets, Nov. 150 grains of copper gets real expensive, real quick. That, and the Feds tend to frown upon most non-lead metals with regards to ammunition.

AdminTitan October 25 2010 4:04 PM EDT

As they should :)

Fishead October 25 2010 4:13 PM EDT

They are probably hand loading their rounds with just enough of a charge to keep the bullet from getting stuck in the barrel. That explains the lack of noise, lack of bullet deformation, and limited penetration of the ice.

AdminTitan October 25 2010 4:14 PM EDT

You can buy bullets like that, I have some for my .22. They just have the primer, and like no gunpowder.
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