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Mythbusters Gun Myths

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Wenis, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Just watching the Mythbusters show right now. They trying out some gun myths such as can you curve a bullet's trajectory path? Can a bullets sound when fired (sonic boom) break glass? Anyone else catch this?
     
  2. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    Just tuned in...Thanks! Lucky I had it set to record earlier.
     
  3. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Just finished watching, pretty good! Too bad they couldnt prove it was real. I think the original idea for bending bullets came from a movie called "Eqilibrium" (probably not spelling it right) but it was a good movie also. I think better then "Wanted".
     
  4. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    I wish I had cable or satellite sometimes :( Mythbusters looks like a lot of fun!




    Edit: That is nuts - three Boring, Oregon posters in a row! Must be real Boring out here ;)
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If they could prove it was real, the would be able to break Newtons first law of motion. The force that makes the bullet "curve" stops when it leaves the barrel.

    No external lateral force = no lateral movement

    Yea for science!

    Ok, I'm a geek... :laugh:
     
  6. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    i watch sometimes
    but they are full of it
    ive seen more then one thing they have proved cant happen work
    i think sometimes they get told the outcome befor they test it
     
  7. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Er, no, the "force" that makes a curved trajectory is gravity, and it works on the projectile starting the moment it leaves the barrel.

    Or maybe we are talking about different things?

    If this is a rerun and the same show I saw a while back, what they were trying to do was some James Bond nonsense where they curve a bullet with a magnet, which they could not do (I think the bullet was exposed to the magnet's field so fleetingly it had no measurable effect). Of course, in theory, it could be done - but the size of the magnet would be enormous.
     
  8. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    No, this wasnt one of the James Bond shows, this was a brand new episode and the myth of the curved bullet was from the newer movie called Wanted. The guys in the movie could curve a bullet by throwing their arm around as they fired the gun. Pretty cool in the movie, but not so cool when science is applied!
     
  9. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Thats pretty cool, three Boring posts in a row! I didnt notice that until you mentioned it timber! Shows how Boring it really is out here, everyone watching tv!
     
  10. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, we are talking about different things. Gravity is cool. F = GMm/R²

    I was talking about sideways forces that make a bullet curve sideways around things and hit people hiding behind cover. (That's why I said "lateral". :laugh:)

    It was in reference to a movie where people were had MAD SKILLZORZ and could make bullets go where ever they wanted by throwing their gun arm around... :rollingeyes:

    hmm...
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  11. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Movie was "Wanted", to all of you who haven't seen it..I kinda envy you.
    Kind of bummed, when I saw "curving a bullet" I was hoping to see the old german mp44 attachment in action, apparently it worked but only lasted a couple hundred rounds before it'd wear out

    http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/ak/stg/krumlauf.jpg
    In case anyones curious
     
  12. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    That is a great movie which many people dont really know about. It was more of science and probability of a gunfight (still crazy, but cool) instead of Wanteds' ability to use the Jedi force :thumbup: