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cpttango30 04-01-2009 09:52 PM

To golf or to shoot.
 
At the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, a team of ballistics technicians, supported by some of the U.S. Army’s top sniper instructors, has been quietly developing a radical new “dimpled” bullet. The exterior of the bullet resembles the dimpled surface of a golf ball. The function of the special dimpled skin is to reduce projectile drag, providing a flatter long-range trajectory, and greater retained energy at the target.

matt g 04-01-2009 10:01 PM

Huh, got any more info?

Dillinger 04-01-2009 10:57 PM

I am going to have to side with Matt. Got a source?

That flies into the face of the fact that Chey-Tac has been hand turning their brass bullets for about a dozen years for a proprietary system that their ONLY GOAL was to have the farthest shooting, most accurate boltgun on the planet for mass production and a military contract....

I don't see how a dimpled bullet could improve on that..... But I would be most interested to see how it works....

JD

WDB 04-02-2009 12:17 AM

Smells like a April fools joke

If not it will compete with the square bullet I'm developing in my basement.

skullcrusher 04-02-2009 12:26 AM

I also heard that they have a rubber composite core so they bounce better off the firing pin. :rolleyes:

canebrake 04-02-2009 12:38 AM

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U.S. Army Team Tests Radical New Dimpled Bullet « AccurateShooter.com Bulletin



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Benning Boy 04-02-2009 01:33 AM

I do believe square bullets were, at one time, real. They were developed to be intentionally cruel, have to research it now.

gorknoids 04-02-2009 01:50 AM

I'm working on a bunghole-flavored dog food. I'll have the recipe completed as soon as I can get a DNA sample from Ted Kennedy.
I'm gonn'a be RICH!

canebrake 04-02-2009 02:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gorknoids (Post 90175)
I'm working on a bunghole-flavored dog food. I'll have the recipe completed as soon as I can get a DNA sample from Ted Kennedy.
I'm gonn'a be RICH!

I'm sure that DNA isn't limited to Teddy.

I think in his day Joe populated half of East Mass! http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ons/cowboy.gif

janikphoto 04-02-2009 03:50 AM

It took me a minute to realize the topic subject was supposed to say Golf and not Gold...

Well, here's my input on the subject:

This must be an april fools joke, because dimples would NOT help a traditional modern day bullet. Dimples help a golf ball because it is spherical. We'd have to be talking about round (marble-shaped) bullets for this to work.


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