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Watermelons and Tannerite!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CAL30M1, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    This is just too fun not to share.
    My buddy and I spent yesterday playing with watermelons and tannerite. This is what it looks like when a watermelon is loaded with 1lb of tannerite looks like when it meets a 55 grain 5.56 mm bullet traveling at 3200fps. Each watermelon had 3 GoPro cameras on it at a range of 10-15 ft. This is just one melon and one camera.

    Enjoy.

    Watermelons and Tannerite, Part 1 - YouTube
     
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  2. buckfever

    buckfever NE Oregon New Member

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    I just bought some tannerite not long ago looks like I need to buy a water melon or two. My kids will get a kick out of this.
     
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  3. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    1/2 pound was perfect for each watermelon. 1lb was overkill but a lot of fun. You could feel the concussion 100 yards away with a full pound.
     
  4. Frankenrifle

    Frankenrifle Clatskanie Active Member

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    I once put 8# in a 4' tall stuffed rabbit. That was transcendent.
     
  5. 1BigGuy

    1BigGuy Eastern Washington New Member

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    Tannerite is a whole lot of fun!
     
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  6. cavemand

    cavemand portland Member

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    Why did it take so many shot's to hit the tannerite? :winkkiss:
     
  7. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    New SCAR 16 with a LEUPOLD scope. Used the first watermelon to sight it in. There was a some cool slo-mo action with the guts in the melon so we kept that for the teaser.
     
  8. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    NICE!!!
     
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  9. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    Nice to you.
     
  10. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've done the same with pumpkins. I don't mind admitting I giggled like a school girl when the pumpkins were atomized! Very fun for sure.
     
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  11. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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  12. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I took two basketball sized pumkins and placed a 1lb tannerite inside the bottom one and stacked the other on top. I shot it from about 75 yards and I had pumkin puree sailing over my head.
     
  13. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    How far away were you?