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#372217 - 08/30/07 12:28 AM Bullet Construction
.444 Marlin
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Registered: 08/10/02
Posts: 15458
Loc: Benton, Polk Co. Tenn.

IF it was possible to get a average size bullet (150-180gr) made like a gameking or partition to break up in mid air, how fast would it have to be going if it would reach a high enough speed?
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#372305 - 08/30/07 06:42 AM Re: Bullet Construction [Re: .444 Marlin]
Whelen Man
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Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 2327
Loc: Athens, TN, USA

Back in the 70s I remember seeing the impacted objects of a study on high velocity slugs done by a professor over at Tennessee Tech. If I remember right he hit velocities of around 7000 fps. but only with sabot type rounds made of solid construction. Nothing else would withstand the velocity. Steel targets that were impacted looked like they had liquified and had a hole melted in them. It was interesting stuff.
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#372952 - 08/30/07 01:00 PM Re: Bullet Construction [Re: Whelen Man]
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Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 8741
Loc: Nashville, TN

IIRC it's not the velocity so much as the centripetal force that cause a bullet to "disintegrate". TO clarify velocity does affect the calculation but it is the rotation of the bullet that causes it to come apart. Read this


Edited by PMC® (08/30/07 01:18 PM)
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#373207 - 08/30/07 04:15 PM Re: Bullet Construction [Re: PMC, certified]
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Registered: 02/09/02
Posts: 17786
Loc: Knoxville

Interesting link.

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