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Old 11-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #21
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Plus they rack it again before firing---
BTW- I call'em boolits too
Well that's alright, you've earned it coz you actually know which end of the gun the "cartridge" comes out of LOL


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I always liked the sparks produced when a lead and copper bullet hits a steel car body.
Yep. Not firearm related but I always like the squeal of tires no matter what surface they are on.


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I actually like these myths.

It's a two edged sword.

Somewhat like "the power of a 45ACP

will change the direction of the earth's

rotation" thing.

Has it occurred to you guys, mostly CCWs,

that these myths intimidate the very people

they should, to OUR benefit?

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How many times have you seen someone in a war flick fire more rounds from a light machine gun than I could carry with a PU Truck yet the weapon doesnt melt down somehow and all they have is a ruck sack to carry ammo and all their gear? They rarely reload and spray and pray seems to work significantly statistically better in the movies than any gang-bangers have ever experienced! The lies they depict add to the misinformation campaign waged against those of us who realize what 4000 rounds fired in 15 minutes would actually do to an M16!

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I actually like these myths.

It's a two edged sword.

Somewhat like "the power of a 45ACP

will change the direction of the earth's

rotation" thing.

Has it occurred to you guys, mostly CCWs,

that these myths intimidate the very people

they should, to OUR benefit?
I grew up on the "hit a man in his thumb with the 45 & it'll knock him back 6 ft "
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More recently, one that has made me laugh is the idea that lead and copper are magnetic. This was brought about in the X-Men films.

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Watched an old Arnold movie and he must have shot 40 rounds out of his revolver never reloaded once

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In "The Phantom", I saw a lot of bullets producing Sparks when hitting trees. I thought that was cool as hell.

Actually possible, in a fashion. It's much the same concept as what happens when a fast moving vehicle, such as a fighter jet, leads another fast moving vehicle, such as another fighter jet. Not EXACTLY the same thing, but very close. But that last scene with Jolie? Yeah... God bless Hollywood, because the teachers of America seriously neglected screenwriters but a person can reproduce this "bullet bending" effect in a way if they can move near the speed of sound. In a circle, not a chance.

Not to mention the natural arc of a projectile. For instance, a .30-06 has a drop of anywhere between 20 and 35 feet at 1000 yards, depending on load and rifle specs. Which means, you can stand dead in front of someone shooting at a 1000 yard target, at half that range or so, and theoretically be perfectly safe, because they would actually be shooting OVER you to let the bullet "fall" onto it's beaten zone (which hopefully includes the x-ring). But if you try it and get your melon popped, don't go telling folks I told you it was okay. (That means stay behind the firing line, regardless).
Sounds like you speak of drafting, or slingshoting, which requires both objects to be moving and nothing bends, they simply split off. Perhaps I'm mistaking what you were saying, but if correct there's no bending there, just straight lines.
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Sounds like you speak of drafting, or slingshoting, which requires both objects to be moving and nothing bends, they simply split off. Perhaps I'm mistaking what you were saying, but if correct there's no bending there, just straight lines.
If a gun platform is moving laterally fast enough, the bullet will continue a slightly lateral trajectory. But it will NOT reverse direction. We're on the same page, just different editions of the same book.
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If a gun platform is moving laterally fast enough, the bullet will continue a slightly lateral trajectory. But it will NOT reverse direction. We're on the same page, just different editions of the same book.
Ah, there indeed we are. Thanks for further elucidation Trip.


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