GUN Mythbusters. Now.

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  1. CString

    CString New Member

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    They're revisiting the "bulletproof water" myth. They're shooting the guns underwater. :noes:
     
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    so far...
    9mm fmj worked underwater. bullet went ~18 ft. casing didn't eject though.
    @ 10 feet it wasn't lethal
    @ 2 feet they can't find the bullet

    .357 fmj worked underwater
    @ 2 feet they can't find the bullet
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    We all know that any gun can fire under water once. I'm watching and it seems they just proved this.

    Now where the hell are the bullets going from the 2 foot tests? :rofl:
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    What's interesting is that a 9mm from 10 feet was as lethal as a BB gun. :eek3:
     
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    so the shottie just kb'd :mamoru:
     
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    they found the bullets :run:
    both the 9mm and .357 were lethal @ 2ft.
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    So the consesus is be 3 ft. away from your underwater attacker to be effective. And don't ever use a shotgun. :eek4:
     
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    welcome to last week. :fawk:
     
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    I just found out that they sometimes do testing over at Chabot...a range that is local to me. :hs:
     
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    This episode wasnt on for me.
    They are however testing the terminal velocity and the associated lethality involved for a bullet falling after being shot straight up into the air. The 9mm and 30.06 was non-lethal. :hsugh:

    edit: The narrator called a garand an assault rifle. :mamoru:
     
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    the episode is on after that one
     
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    Yeah just saw it. wont be taking a shotty swimming anytime soon. :noes:
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    they call a glock 17 a "special forces gun" if i recall correctly :rofl:
     
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    yeah i heard that too... lawlz
     
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    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    not for the last 50 years but at one time I think it could be classified as one
     
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    the splitting an arrow thing was interesting.

    I did it once, wonder what the odds are of that?

    it was an aluminum arrow though.. :dunno:
     
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    I've shot there :cool:
     
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    well im sure 60 years ago many assaults were led with garands. :mamoru:
     
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    Tack a few hundred more years to that and muzzle loaders make the list too. :hsugh:
     
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    I've done it maybe a dozen times, only once though was it my second shot that split my first from about 50 yards. All the other times it was after 10 or so arrows were already in the target.
     
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    What kind of arrow were they? Those carbon fiber ones that the pro was using look like they wouldn't split so easy.
     
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    Everything but wood, a few carbon ones before I stopped shooting, but mostly aluminum ones and mostly hunting size.
     
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    try 40. they were used early on in the vietnam conflict.
     
  25. PanzerAce

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    Um, I think you mean early on in the KOREAN conflict.
     
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