Needs a Freddie Wong tag.
I looked at the chunks of watermelon to see if they made the obvious mistake there, but the pieces fly towards the shooter as they ought to (against what most people would expect). Mr. Wong knows his physics.
Why does that happen, anyway? I would expect most of the shrapnel to go along with the path of the bullet, but this video shows that a .50 caliber round + watermelon does in fact cause crap to go in every direction pretty much equally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoW8nHIVuRk
'Forward' being the opposite direction of the bullets tragectory.
|The Mothership |
Gun's bigger n' him.
well, there it is
At least you won't have anything to worry about if something goes wrong.
Either this is fake or both of these fellas are huge fucking idiots.
nah, trying it with a .50 cal is way crazier than trying it with a .22
Anything over .22 with have the same result. Maybe a bit messier, but dead nonetheless. .50 is no crazier than 5.56 in this case.
If you look carefully at the pixels, you can tell it is fake.
Fake or not? C'mon, it's Freddy Wong.
I appreciate that they threw the giant "don't try this yourself" banner but I'm going to give it about 2 weeks before we hear about the first casualty of copycats (in a bike helmet of course).
|William Burns |
The compression wave created by a .50 BMG bullet will kill you just by passing near your head.
Heard it from a marine. Not sure why I believed it but I shouldn't have repeated it.
This one gets repeated so often that the Discovery channel has a sticky thread for it in their forums. The easy counterargument is that if you shoot a .50 through a paper target it leaves a bullet-sized hole without otherwise disrupting the paper.
Mythbusters did an episode last year about sonic booms which included firing a .50 BMG to pass within an inch or two of various objects such as light bulbs and panes of glass. As I recall, the only time an object so much as wiggled was when one of the shots veered slightly off course and actually hit it.
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