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The Big Splash!

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by duelist1954, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 Active Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Central Pennsylvania
  2. kBob

    kBob Senior Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    North Central Florida
    I was gathering expanded bullets for a class and decided to use water as the medium. Stood on a ladder next to a plastic 40 gallon trash can about full and...... soaked myself with cool Florida well water on a 95/95 day and nearly fell off the ladder with the loaded 1911. Advertising departments of several bullet makers would have been happy. Big shock of the day was yea olde Norma 230 HP that showed almost no expansion and went through 26 inches of water to pierce the plastic and lay on the grass underneith. I still don't believe it myself. At least I did not have to tip the can full of water over to get the other bullets.


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