Shooting Ice To Capture A Spinning Bullet

I wouldn’t recommend trying this, but the results are pretty awesome:

Check out the video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foZlciP6gUQ

(What’s the point of disabling embedding?! … that’s the 2nd one in a row today that I couldn’t embed)

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Bob October 13, 2010 at 02:47 am

you can do a hard embed, takes skilz

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Admin (Mike) October 14, 2010 at 08:07 pm

Educate me Bob!

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Natural Newbie October 13, 2010 at 04:30 pm

I have seen this before first hand. I was shooting my 10/22 in wintertime, the snow was that type where it melted a little then froze again to be like shaved ice. I was shooting at a target sitting in the snow, at a downward angle from a balcony, using CCI subsonic HP 40g. After a couple of shots I heard whizzing. The target was 15 yards away so I could not see anything. But after going to inspect the target, I found a few bullets sitting on top of the snow, with no damage other than the rifling marks. This guy’s video was more dangerous, but his results were much better, as the larger mass bullet spins longer and he is quick enough to get up close.

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moi October 13, 2010 at 11:46 pm

This is another one of those conflicted firearms videos, “The outcome was so completely cool, but it was really stupid stunt to do” There are several like that on the web.

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pat October 14, 2010 at 09:30 am

Can someone tell a noob real quick why that happens? Looks pretty cool.

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Jason October 14, 2010 at 10:22 am

It has to do with the density of the ice. It’s hard enough to ricochet the bullet, but soft enough not to deform it. It is basically ricocheting the bullet back over their heads. That’s why the angle you shot from is important, to shallow and the bullet will keep going away from you, to steep and it will embed in the ice or ricochet to far behind you.

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pat October 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

But the one that spins ends up being behind them. So it hit the ice, bounced behind them then landed on it’s nose and kept spinning?

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Jason October 15, 2010 at 06:34 am

Yeah, notice they brushed the snow off the ice around them. Those shots they couldn’t find probably went back to far out of the area they cleared. Dangerous is the keyword to this whole vid. They shoot, then it “bounces” over their heads just enough to land near them. The bullet probably didn’t land on it’s nose after bouncing, because it’s still spinning it’ll turn itself nose down, kinda like how a top works.

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