CompBullet -- The compensator is built into the bullet

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    CompBullet -- The compensator is built into the bullet

    A new bullet design has holes machined into it which are claimed to reduce recoil, muzzle flash, etc.

    Here's a brief news article:

    The CompBullet Reduces Recoil With "Rocket" Vents

    Here's the manufacturer's webpage:

    Comp Bullet di Alain Della Savia
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    Looks like maybe a neat idea, but probably result in extremely expensive "machined" bullets that would have no better stopping power (perhaps less with the decreased weight) just to reduce recoil a little. Might be much cheaper to have a gunsmith drill four holes around your pistol barrel about 3/8" from the muzzle to do the same thing with standard (much cheaper) bullets - although not sure how whoopee that would be on a SA with slide bushing covering the area

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    Sounds it little far feched to me.
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    Looks like a gimmick to me.

    One, it will add cost to the bullet.
    Two, the gas pressure exerts itself on the base of the bullet, not on the diameter of it.
    Three, the recoil isnt bad enough on the average caliber to make it a worthy endeavor. And one other thing..those bullets appear to be bronze...which aint cheap.

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    Ok, it looks to me like they are drilling from the base of the bullet also so the cross drills break into the hole down the center. This in effect is venting the gasses. If the fit between the bullet and the barrel was not tight this would actually greatly reduce the pressure behind the bullet. This would reduce the noise and recoil, by making the charge much weaker, kind of like dumping half your powder out! Due to the tight fit between bullet and barrel I don't see this venting much until the bullet cross holes are leaving the barrel, which would be the same as having a half inch shorter barrel to begin with.

    Then again, I guess since I don't know how a barrel mounted surpresser is any different, perhaps someone who understands surpressors could explain why they work.

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    ^^^^....a compensator is not a "suppressor".
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    I wonder if they emit a whistling sound when they are fired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    I wonder if they emit a whistling sound when they are fired?
    Cool - like a "tracer round" so blind people can shoot too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglebeak View Post
    Cool - like a "tracer round" so blind people can shoot too
    OK, that one struck me funny. I don't often burst out laughing while reading forum humor but I was idly reading along the posts in this thread and your comment snuck up on me.

    The "rocket vents" on bullets are only mildly amusing by comparison.
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    I live for recoil,if my gun don't recoil enough to make me giggle,then I need a bigger gun,if it recoils enough to make me pee myself,I went too far
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    Accuracy in rifled bullets has a lot to do with how well ballanced the bullet is as it spins down range.
    If those side vent hole are off by just a little I would think a few thousand revolutions per minute might just send them way off course.

    Time will tell.

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    Time will tell.

    My first thoughts are that those spinning holes will create enough turbulence that it may unstablized the bullet. It may not when conditions are right, but with a little wind on one side of it, I can't see it acting as a regular bullet without the holes do.

    As Boscobeans mentioned, it would be like an out of balance wheel spinning at a high speed. What started out on a straight path may veer way the heck off target.
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    Homer would call them "speed holes".

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