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Old 04-01-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Huh, got any more info?

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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....

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Smells like a April fools joke

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

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

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

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

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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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