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Spinning bullets on ice - real or fake?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rufus, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, I don't see why folks would think it was faked. It seems to be a silly experiment, but totally plausible.

    Keith
     
  3. DootyBeet

    DootyBeet Salem Member

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    Very interesting. I think it's real too. That first one sure spun quite a long time.
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :dunno:
     
  5. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Well THAT's almost four minutes of my life I'll never get back.
     
  6. motohead185

    motohead185 Portland, OR Member

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    i say we get the mythbuster involved on this one!
     
  7. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    They've already green-lit to do a segment on it. It's absolute BS in my opinion.
     
  8. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Really? I hope so.

    I too thought it faked, but after thinking about it I now think it's real.
     
  9. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    The only possibility that it could be real has to do with the compression properties of the ice. I find it convenient that the location of the perfectly intact bullet was never in the direction the camera was facing at the time. With 2 cameras set up to show multiple angles I'd have a greater chance of believing it. But with the availability of software that can do amazingly realistic recreations I'm trepidatious.
     
  10. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    It sure looked real, but was probably fake.
     
  11. pchewn

    pchewn Beaverton Oregon USA Well-Known Member

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    He's walking on ice with his finger on the trigger. I wouldn't want to be the cameraman if this guy slips and falls on the ice, starts waving his gun-hand around WITH HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER.
     
  12. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    Beyond stupid and fake. Third try at my desk one handed and I got a bullet to spin like a top.
     
  13. carbuncle

    carbuncle South Snoho Member

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    I find it highly unlikely that the bullet would stop dead on the ice, retaining it's shape well enough to maintain a balanced spin. Highly unlikely.
     
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    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    After looking closely at a lot of Youtube videos, it looks legit. I'd have to see it in person to say for sure. The biggest thing I have a problem with is it retaining it's shape, not the spinning.
     
  15. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Looks legit....

    though there will be haters who will say that there were bombs planted in the ice to throw up debris, there was a man in a scuba steve suit under the ice with a magnet and photo editing software that made it all appear. I'm sure somehow the US Government was involved in these cannuks video.
     
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    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    Of course there's the simple fact that the bullets were always appearing somewhere other than where they're seen impacting the ice, usually out of view of the camera. :laugh:
     
  17. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    There should be plenty of reloaders around who can grab a spare pistol bullet, and give it a quick snap to get it spinning just like a top. Now imagine you're bored and have a dremel rigged up to give some 'oomph' to the spin. Voila, instant fake video.
     
  18. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    shooting into ice at a 40-45 degree angle is going to cause bullet skip. It really doesn't matter what you trhoww at that angle any hard material is going to deflect off at some angle. The second spinnning is plausable but in this case is fake. Look at the trough "behind the bullet. They approcah from thr back side which means they would have had to circle around not run up to it. FAKE
     
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    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    Possible probably. But why?
     
  20. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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