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Old 03-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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Those were marketed under brand name X-Ploder. Matter of fact, Reagan was shot with the .22 version.

They functioned sometimes. Depended on angle of impact, how hard surface was they hit.

The 50 BMG Raufoss works better
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May be a bit off topic but back in the day they used to make hollow round balls and take a piece of cotton and swab it in a rotting corpse and stuff it into the ball.
Combination of fragmenting lead and the swab meant certain death.
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Could just fill it with an impact based explosive like C4. That make a mess.
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I wonder if a primer and some thermite would work. Nasty
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No, you need magnesium just to get thermite just to ignite. I'd try sealed white phosphorus before that.
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Ahh well minor added step. Magnesium fires starter shavings,primer,thermite
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Yeah, but you have to consider the amount of time it would take for the reaction to take place. White phosphorus is extremely unstable and ignites on contact with air. And burns as at about the same as thermite.
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The nomenclature escapes me but isn't the whole idea behind mercury in a projectile basically like hydraulics? It can't be compressed so when it impacts at high speed the effect would seem to be explosive. Wouldn't h20 have the same outcome?
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Well water might cause of the same expansion their but it might also evaporate instantly because of the immense heat. And mercury is poisonis so that might help finish off the target too. Idk just putting in my thoughts
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