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New "Expanding" bullet... interesting

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DAPSRT, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. DAPSRT

    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    Had a friend send this to me and I figured I'd share it on here. I don't particularly like the idea of this kinda round because it's a "Fix all" for people who don't train at all or don't keep their skills up. Have a look and see what you guys think...

    Multiple Impact Technology

    *EDIT*****My apologies.... I just figured out someone else posted this a while back!! Comments still appreciated!****
     
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  2. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    It looks like just the thing to fire from your double-barrelled 1911.
     
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  3. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    zobies!
     
  4. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    They have a round called the bolo,it's a shotgun round and it is a mean round........You can lose your head over it..:laugh:
     
  5. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    One word: gimmick
     
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  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Seems gimmicky. What happens if you shoot it from a revolver - when the projectile hits the gap between the cylinder and the barrel, will it try to expand, and increase pressure and/or slow down? When one of the pieces misses your target, it would seem to me that the cable would deflect the round, pulling it off course and possibly missing your backstop. What happens when you completely miss your target? Just about anything you hit will result in an unpredictable flight path. Yikes. Some lawyer is going to love this product. And I would expect to see it banned from a lot of shooting ranges after a few target holders, lights etc. get ruined.
     
  7. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Holy collateral damage, Batman! Those rounds seem like a "love to hate" kinda thing...will have to do more research on them before I make up my mind.

    I wonder what the accuracy rate is on those things?

    Penetration in balistic gel?

    Any damage done to the barrel?

    Seems like they're trying to turn a pistol into a shotgun...I say good luck with that. My guess is that you can only really get good results out of bigger caliber bullets (say .45 ACP and up) due to the limited space in a casing as it is. Splitting it into three seperate pieces divides the capability of the bullet into a third of it's capability (weight of the bullet vs the speed) unless it is made up for in another way.

    Very interesting to say the least...
     
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  8. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    Looks incredibly stupid.

    and based on their own ballistics gel test, lacks any real penetration and probably could be defeated or easily mitigated by heavy clothing.

    20111113141754 - YouTube!
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Works in a shotgun because you may have a 300+ grain load.
    Don't see it as anything I would bother with.
     
  10. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I can't see any use of a bullet that does minimal penetration with a wide target range...

    [/sarcasm]

    How about seeing the actual production product before making judgement? Maybe sending it in to the "Box o' Truth" before writing this one off? Just my two cents.
     
  11. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    It looks like it shreds paper targets nicely. Looks like a gimick for all else.
     
  12. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    You should buy some and put them on the shelf next to your KTW, Black Talon and Hornady Zombie-Max. Once these are banned, the price will undoubtedly go up. As far as a round that sends multiple projectiles downrange, I believe it is called buckshot and it is available at Bi-Mart. As far as the bolo shotgun round mentioned above, it is also another gimmick, though a more viable one. That bolo round is great within 25 feet but loses momentum fast. Since when was 00 Buck not enough payload? The only "gimmick" shotgun round that I ever purchase are the penetrating rounds. You know the guys with the exploding bullets that the wife sells(quite well, I may add) while the husband works on Glock's at the gun show's? The ones with the homemade, stapled shut packaging? The 12ga. "Steely" round is incredible. If an engine block didn't completely sieze after the first round, it definitely will after two. Kip
     
  13. DAPSRT

    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    I'm certainly on the same page as all of you guys!! Figured I wasn't alone but hey, sometimes I miss things that may seem obvious!!