Flaming DEATH!!!

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by UncleMorgan, May 21, 2016.


  1. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Ok, maybe I am getting a little over-excited here, but...

    I've watched several of this guy's videos, and I think he's a crazy as a plaid rabbit. But, that being said, he is kind of...interesting.

    Check out the video below . It's why the U.S. Government doesn't want teen-aged mad scientists to have access to Sodium and Potassium in metallic form.



    Ah, another miracle of modern chemistry.

    I don't think this guy really understands that he has invented (or re-invented) a consummate close-quarter combat round.

    Nobody wants to get shot with a bullet.

    Nobody wants to get shot with a flaming bullet.

    And NOBODY wants to get shot with a flaming lead bullet with delusions of hand-grenade.

    Simple. Easy to make--just don't forget to seal it up with the hot glue. Reasonably cheap,.

    And scary as hell.

    What a GREAT guerilla round.

    So:
    1) What happens when you hit a Kevlar vest at close range?
    2) Will the entire bullet melt down into a glob somewhere along the way if fired at a long distance target?
    3) Are these tracer rounds or exploding rounds, or both?
    4) What would the cops say if I shot someone with one of these rounds in lawful self-defense?

    And, in closing, my friends, I am very pleased to say that now I know you CAN blow up a car with just one bullet without having to rely on Special Effects.
     
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  2. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey++

    head shots people head shots
     
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  3. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Personally I think a flaming bullet in the dark would be a huge deterrent. Maybe 1 or two at the top of a mag followed by regular defense rounds...
     
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  4. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    So:
    1) What happens when you hit a Kevlar vest at close range? Probably catch the vest on fire.
    2) Will the entire bullet melt down into a glob somewhere along the way if fired at a long distance target? due to it's weight, one would probably miss the target by feet at distance with a slight breeze, it would probably have consumed itself midflight
    3) Are these tracer rounds or exploding rounds, or both? illegal rounds would be my guess.
    4) What would the cops say if I shot someone with one of these rounds in lawful self-defense? You are going to jail forever.

    You are not going to want to have the projectiles contact water (puddle, creek, pool, rain, maybe even high humidity) Otherwise your firearm and you are going to have a bad day.

    Handling these metals is quite hazardous. Storage is too. Need to keep it submerged in mineral oil. Depending on the purity of the metal .. it reacts with the humidity in the air.



     
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    Stuff looks dangerous to me...

    Had a thought...During WW2 the Soviets and numerous others use exploding bullets as sniper rounds. These rounds were later outlawed (IIRC) in Geneva. The Finnish sniper 'White Death' (can't remember his real name) got hit in the face with one and survived.
    Question: What were those exploding bullets that were used in those days?
     
  6. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Try throwing a 1# Bar of Sodium Metal down a Street Sewer Lid.... It will totally cause you to Pucker Up... in a hurry.... and likely land you in the Clink as a Urban Terrorist...
     
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  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Simo Häyhä
    exploding ammo was probably spotter rounds
     
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  8. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    In WWII both the Germans and the Soviets had exploding rounds available to snipers. If they hit bone they exploded with horrendous effect. On flesh, they tended to go straight on thru and explode after exiting the body.

    See this for in-depth coverage.




    (Cool video!)
     
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  9. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    That is some scary ammo...

    EDIT: found and watched the entire test. Absolutely terrifying! It turns out that it is not bone that sets it off. It is penetration that detonates it (~4 inches on ballistic soap) and the result is an exit hole, at least, the size of your fist. So, I am thinking that is why Simo Hayha survived - he didn't get full penetration or the angle of penetration caused most of the explosion outside of his face because this round would take your entire head off. Extremely interesting. Full video below. This is really scary stuff...

     
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  10. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Kinda' makes a follow up shot pointless. [rockon]
     
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    A one shot double-tap
     
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