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200 mph is only 293 ft/sec, while impressive is not a “speeding bullet”.

Pretty cool how it did it from the draw.  One thing I’m less impressed by is towards the end of the video they slip up say “yep, this is the one”, meaning to me that they did lots of takes.

I’m pretty sure if someone shot a bunch of airsoft pellets at me,  i’d manage to hit one with a swing of a sword every now and then.

Thoughts?

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These guys talk way too much:

Initially I thought it was kind of lame they were using a pellet gun, but then I saw the pellet bounce off the one balloon… nice. Still pretty lame though, but judging by the accents they probably don’t live in the US so real guns might be harder to come by.

The dive at 7500fps was pretty cool.  High speed cameras definitely seem like one of those things that can automatically make you money if you own or have access to one.

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The mold:

The giant pellets:

In action:

I based the design on a JSB Exact Jumbo .177 cal pellet scaled up to 3″ diameter with slight modifications. I had a local machine shop make the mold to my specs, spent a couple hours with a file tweaking alignments and on the lathe polishing the core pin for easy release, then set about our first casting session. Here are some photos. Projectile weight about 7.3 lbs, cast out of 1:40 tin:lead.

Check out the full thread and more pictures – HERE

Hat tip: Anders R.

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A prototype for a 1200 round per minute BB/pellet gun, that is apparently going up for sale within the year.

Doesn’t sound like this guy is from the U.S., and i’m not sure what the legality of something like this would be here.

The 500 round magazine capacity would be deadly for pest control. :P

I’d really like to see better video and pictures of this gun… it looks both awkward and promising at the same time.

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Christmas decorations, trinkets, Play-doh, candies… you name it he shot with a paintball or pellet gun and photographed the moment of impact:

Alan Sailer’s full high-speed photoset on Flickr – HERE

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Laser guns will replace traditional air pistols in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics after a successful trial at the inaugural Youth Olympics.  The technology will reduce the cost of the shooting element of the five-event sport by two thirds, while the improved safety could mean new venues are used.

Full Story – HERE

*Snore* Just when I thought the Olympics couldn’t get any more boring.  At least traditional pellets were susceptible to wind, gravity, etc…

Wake me up when the fencing event using lightsabers, or the current pentathlon guns have their power cranked to blow shit up.

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