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Old 02-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #31
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You talk about putting drywall screws in a Hydrajunk and I'm the troll. And now mercury causes explosions?

I think your looking at this the wrong way.
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Txhillbilly , Thank you sir on the rest .This is a Viper rest made byBob Pastor up in Michigan . Bob is super to deal with willing to listen to your ideas and will make a custom rest to fit your needs and he is a super person in just general . Keep throwing lead and burning the powder .

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I simply can't imagine putting mercury in a bullet. That would be idiocy taken to a very high level.

And when compared to today's premium ammo, Hydra-Shok is second tier.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:59 PM   #34
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What are my objectives in a load?
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Mercury gets real ticked off when caught between a bullet and a hard place. I have never done it, but I guess you will be picking 55 gallon barrel parts up all over the place. Friend that owns another gun shop told me about that year's ago.
Before this gets out of hand. Mercury doesnt make bullets or targets "explode" it does just the opposite. It makes bullets less effective.

Mercury was used and is used today to remove lead from rifle barrels when excessively leaded. Its not as commonly used anymore due to the need for hazmat controls. Mercury disolves lead. Pour mercury into a hollowpoint and it will destabalize the bullet, get mercury lead mixture into the inner workings of your gun and probably cause a kaboom of extremely toxic proportions.

This mercury tipped bullet myth came from a very poorly written story called day of the jackal by a buffoon called fredrick forsythe.

Its since crawled into hoax and tall tales propogated by folks called toppers. These people always gotta have some story to top yours and that day of the jackal lunacy is just such a thing that toppers love dribble on about.

It rears its ugly head in gunshops a lot since toppers tend to be drawn to chatting at gunstore counters
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Before this gets out of hand. Mercury doesnt make bullets or targets "explode" it does just the opposite. It makes bullets less effective.

Mercury was used and is used today to remove lead from rifle barrels when excessively leaded. Its not as commonly used anymore due to the need for hazmat controls. Mercury disolves lead. Pour mercury into a hollowpoint and it will destabalize the bullet, get mercury lead mixture into the inner workings of your gun and probably cause a kaboom of extremely toxic proportions.

This mercury tipped bullet myth came from a very poorly written story called day of the jackal by a buffoon called fredrick forsythe.

Its since crawled into hoax and tall tales propogated by folks called toppers. These people always gotta have some story to top yours and that day of the jackal lunacy is just such a thing that toppers love dribble on about.

It rears its ugly head in gunshops a lot since toppers tend to be drawn to chatting at gunstore counters
Egggggzzzzzactly! "Topper" or "know it all" perfectly describes the moron I used to work with. At the time I did not know that mercury destabilized lead, and now that you mention it I hadn't thought about that.
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Come on a topper is really just a habitual liar yep I've known a couple of them . Just makes my skin crawl you can set them up really easily , just say you did something and they have done that with one hand, at night , and blindfolded . But a topper is a good name for them too.
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just say you did something and they have done that with one hand, at night , and blindfolded .
Ummm, not to burst your bubble but most everybody has been doing that since puberty.
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That depends, if I'm gonna be using my .308 to smack steel at 700 yards, I want accuracy for example. If I'm going to be shooting time cans, there is no need for ultimate performance.
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Mostly for accuracy. I like trying to find the right combo for the gun and shooter.
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