Afghanistan, counter sniper operations from what I understand. Those disassembled wads of meat are Taliban. In the second one, you can easily recognize a hand and arm. The shooter is one hell of a shot....Scott said:Just wanted to confirm where and what targets on the video.
Yes, they are good, very good........ But........... If I miss, I'm not going to put THAT shot in the "film"! :biggrin:FortyFive said:The shooter is really good! The politicians want the 50 banned in many places wonder why???? Nice clip indeed.
I hear ya! Good point, but high performance bullets or not, I don't see how a .50 cal. projectile can lift a 150 pound person well over 5 feet into the air. If I did my physics number crunching correctly, a 700 gn bullet traveling at 2500 f/s has 9704 Ft-Lbs of energy which is enough to lift a 150 pound object about 65 feet straight up, IF the object perfectly absorbed all the bullet's energy, i.e, the bullet doesn't exit the object AND the bullet is traveling completely vertical when it strikes the object.P95Carry said:Tangle - I was having same problem!! However I have wondered if there is any possibility of higth performance bullets being used.
If we scale up from lil' P Dogs and hits from say 22-250 - with Nosler's or similar - remembering there how the ''carcas!'' goes airborn (Dogbegone vids - seen em?) ... then I can imagine a similar effect on a much larger body from 700 or so grains travelling at 2500 or so downrange!
Anyone know what the counter-sniper guys might have as ammo choice??
Hmmm, an "exploding" bullet. I was thinking more about this phenomenon occuring from a "conventional" round. An exploding bullet would make placement much less critical, not to mention the effect on the person!P95Carry said:Tangle - my thinking is based on the ''explosive'' effects of a bullet - like placing a charge inside a body and detonating it. The ground is solid so the ''remains'' can only go up and to side!
If you watch what I am calling a ''scaled down'' effect with the P Dogs - they do almost explode and rise in pieces! Imagine a suitable expanding (almost frangible in effect) bullet which thru it's tremendous hydrodynamic pressure effects just ''blows up'' the target.
I don't think BS on this as much as you - tho still am thirsty for more info. Is there not in fact a .50 cal option which is a small explosive head - small core of PETN or similar?
I hope for more info tho. Ghoulishly fascinating!