History Channel "Bullets"


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Malice
March 8, 2006, 12:01 AM
I was watching this show on the history channel today. It was about the history of ammunition development and it was pretty well done. Kinda over-simplified, but good.

At one point they showcased a new bullet design. I cant remember what it was called, but the gist of it was that it acted differently based on the target it hit.

It showed a normal FMJ bullet deform and stop on armor plating. Then it showed the new bullet hit it. It "hardened" and went right through. Then it showed an FMJ hitting a big steak. It put a neat little hole through it. Then it showed the new bullet, and when it hit the steak it basicaly blew up and shreaded the steak really bad.

So basically it hardened up and piecred the armor, but dramaticaly expanded when it hit tissue.

It was supposedly made of a compound of 8 metals fused together in a special process.

Any info on these? Are they viable or do then just look good in tests? Are they available? Cuz if they are, I think I want some! :eek:

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4v50 Gary
March 8, 2006, 12:03 AM
Magic fairy dust?:p

Sorry for being silly. I'm actually gloating as one of my articles has been accepted for publication.

phoglund
March 8, 2006, 12:21 AM
Blended bullets, recently discussed in another post here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=184697&highlight=Blended+Bullets

MNgoldenbear
March 8, 2006, 12:25 AM
Hmm. Sounds interesting. Not sure about this one, but there are many materials that act differently depending on the conditions they are placed under, including pressure. Example we use in the classroom is a putty-like mixture of cornstarch and water. Under low pressure, it flows like a thick liquid. If you strike it, it acts like a solid, and can even be shattered. The pieces then appear to "melt" into puddles once the pressure is released. (Kind of like the effect near the end of "Terminator 2".)

RyanM
March 8, 2006, 12:30 AM
Sounds like those BS LeMas things. They're actually made out of plain old lead (with a trace of antimony), on top of a plastic ball, in a copper jacket.

Any old lead bullet will punch through mild steel "armor."

Creeping Incrementalism
March 8, 2006, 12:41 AM
That thread is more about what is ethical regarding the testing of bullets.

If the bullets are from LeMas, then what you saw was fraudulent. Otherwise, I'd be very intrested.

Lucky
March 8, 2006, 01:33 AM
Are they Blue noses or Blue tips, or something like that?

Freelance Tax Collector
March 8, 2006, 01:36 AM
I watched the show and I specifically remember that the pills were from LeMas.

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