Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by rufus, Oct 16, 2010.
This is one for Mythbusters: Spinning .40 cal bullet on ice
Well, I don't see why folks would think it was faked. It seems to be a silly experiment, but totally plausible.
Very interesting. I think it's real too. That first one sure spun quite a long time.
Well THAT's almost four minutes of my life I'll never get back.
i say we get the mythbuster involved on this one!
They've already green-lit to do a segment on it. It's absolute BS in my opinion.
Really? I hope so.
I too thought it faked, but after thinking about it I now think it's real.
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.
It sure looked real, but was probably fake.
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.
Beyond stupid and fake. Third try at my desk one handed and I got a bullet to spin like a top.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
Possible probably. But why?
For the record: Confirmed.
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