June 1, 2011


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:13 pm

Being on the receiving end of a speeding bullet is always a bad thing and, as this video demonstrates (using plastic drums full of water – no gore here), size matters.

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  1. This is amazing. I’m going to make sure my boys watch it.

    Comment by Bou — June 1, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

  2. HOLY CRAP those sniper rifles pack a punch. That drum filled with water weighs just over 130 pounds… I’m amazed to see it dance in the air like it does (my gut expected them to either fall backwards or forwards).

    Comment by Mike R. — June 1, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

  3. Wow, those exit wounds are pretty amazing!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — June 2, 2011 @ 7:02 am

  4. I would really like to see the difference that a .45ACP would have made compared to 9mm. And it was hard to tell if any or all the ammo was hollow points & would it have mad any difference fired into a barrel of water?

    Comment by L C Jones — June 2, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

  5. The .50 does a lot of damage; I’d like one of those but can’t afford it. They showed a 7.62×51 NATO, I’ve got one of the 7.62×54 Russian bolt action rifles. You definitely don’t want to stand in front of someone shooting it.

    Comment by A Regular — June 2, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

  6. Ok, I just lost my faith in car doors.

    Comment by Harvey — June 4, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

  7. The size has nother to do with how dead they are if the person behind the weapon know what they are doing,you have to have a well made gun and know what it and you can do.

    Comment by harlen johnson — June 8, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

  8. Just one word FUCKINGAWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Les Keller — June 12, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

  9. Prefere 106mm Reckless Rifle.
    Just don’t try shoulder fireing position and check for people behind you. Otherwise, good sniper weapon.

    Results: Fatastic>>>>>>>#

    Comment by Richard Short — June 16, 2011 @ 12:57 am

  10. 106mm Recoiless Rifle = good “sniper” weapon? LOL. Anti-tank shells re-defined as “sniper” rounds. Okay, well given those criteria I think my preferred “sniper” weapon is a 15,000 lb. daisy cutter.


    Comment by J. Eisen — June 17, 2011 @ 9:06 am

  11. I’m for us all going back to the old .38 cal wad cutters.

    Comment by Luther Henry — June 17, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

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  13. Ok some guys shooting at a water barrel. ZERO training value from a ballistics perspective.
    It is entertaining none the less.

    Comment by Dan — June 20, 2011 @ 11:45 am

  14. I have a Saiga .308 and doubt if anyone wants to be on the “wrong” end of it either!

    Comment by Bill — June 23, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

  15. Thanks! That was a great non scientific experiment. I’ll be sure to share that.

    BTW, 55 gallons of water at 8.5 lbs per gallon weighs 467.5 lbs. not 130 lbs.


    Comment by Robert — June 24, 2011 @ 12:32 am

  16. In a crisis, .357 works better then 911.

    Comment by Kelly Arnold — June 25, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  17. BTW Robert it’s 60 litres of water, not 55 gallons. It does weigh approximately 130 pounds.

    Comment by Ken — June 29, 2011 @ 9:09 am

  18. I can see the pistol range being abou t50 fett but how far away were the rifle targets? I’d like to see the damage to the water drum from the .50 cal @ 750 meters?

    Comment by Ralph Gizzip — June 29, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

  19. I have a 357mag. rifle lever action. Recently I did buy two boxes of 357 gr.FTX,LEVERevolition Hornady ammo. and with some scope ajustments,Iam very pleased with there performance. I’m putting them right down the middle At 50 yards with less drop with much more speed. I used to use an American 157gr.std ammo.

    Comment by David S.Walenski — July 25, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

  20. Size bullet matter’s a lot. People will say that the 223 is better at killing then the 308 because when it hit’s it spins around inside of the person but in truth most of the battles since world War II the army’s we fight give there men dope to get them high before battle so it doesn’t matter if you tare there guts out all over the ground you need them to fall over. the 223 was made as a varmint round.

    Comment by Karl — October 19, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

  21. I got this video from one of my West Point classmates. While at West Point we had a similar demonstration of ballistics, but the target was a gelatin block to simulate flesh. Interesting video.

    However, notwithstanding the above, what’s with the calendar format? Last time I saw that format was in an HSBC bank. Why do you use that foreign method?

    Comment by John Dobise — September 25, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

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