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Shooting Ballistic Gel With An Elephant Rifle


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Definitely not for my lame old shoulder.:P

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And this, boys and girls, is a prime example of why you are not supposed to use abbreviations cold.

 

This is a movie of a gun. They're going to annihilate ballistics gel with that gun at 82,000 FPS.

 

82,000 ft per second??? Ain't no way in hell that gun, no matter how powerful it is, is shooting a bullet 82,000 ft per second.

 

Oh, wait a minute. Camera. Ah. 82,000 frames per second.

 

So if they'd said frames per second instead of FPS, there could be no confusion.

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Years ago I had a Remington and a Winchester both in 375 H&H mag. (I had read too much Capstick and couldn't help myself ;)). The Remington kicked like an angry mule while the Winchester was very manageable. Both bolt guns. The Winchester was quite a nice rifle.

 

Both got sold eventually. I kinda miss the Winchester but there ain't no Cape Bufflers in the neighborhood that require an express gun.

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2 hours ago, Dantankerous said:

I kinda miss the Winchester but there ain't no Cape Bufflers in the neighborhood that require an express gun.

I haven't needed it yet, but I feel that simply the fact that I have that 375 H&H is what keeps the rogue elephants out of my neighborhood.

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A bit deceiving as they are shooting so close that unburned powder/gasses from the barrel are getting into the gel block causing the secondary flash and expansion.  The actual bullet performance is not all that impressive.  

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37 minutes ago, Still hand Bill said:

A bit deceiving as they are shooting so close that unburned powder/gasses from the barrel are getting into the gel block causing the secondary flash and expansion.  The actual bullet performance is not all that impressive.  

The freeze frame at 12:10 I think, shows a temporary expansion of probably 18-30inches and then the permanent wound channel looks to be 4-5 inches in diameter.

 

That would split a two legged preditor in half and take down any animal living and most extinct with decent shot placement.

 

I don't know much about the round terminally but the initial power is quite impressive.

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Don't y'all remember those Arabs shooting at an indoor range? 577 tyrannosaur.

 

Had four or five guys. They'd take one shot. Knocked the crap out of them.

 

YouTube video 8 or 10 years back.

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7 hours ago, Alpo said:

And this, boys and girls, is a prime example of why you are not supposed to use abbreviations cold.

 

This is a movie of a gun. They're going to annihilate ballistics gel with that gun at 82,000 FPS.

 

At about 6:20 he says 80,000 frames per second.  Also, context. Since this is The Slow Mo Guys it's not a great leap to get that they're filming at that FPS, not that the muzzle velocity is that insane and unachievable speed.

 

ADDED:

 

I checked,

 

82000 feet per second =

55909.091 miles per hour

 

Results in Speed of Sound:

55,909 mph = 72.86752 sound

 

 

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Was thinking would be fun to them putting the butt of that rifle against the block of ballistic gel and see the disruption          GW

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