splitting bullet

On Friday we posted “The Slow Mo Guys” slowing down a world champion wild west quick draw. Today, it’s the ol’ trick of splitting a bullet on a blade. Thanks to 28,500 frames-per-second video we can clearly watch a .45 ACP as it splits into four pieces of core and four pieces of jacket . . .

 

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  1. Very cool.
    I love high speed cameras. From watching barrels wobble, to scopes whale tailing, bullets with gas clouds around them, balls of flame escaping barrels… Cool stuff!

    I’m guessing cameras like that are a bit spendy?

    • I looked it up one day, and that particular camera was somewhere in the neighborhood of $100,000. Mind you, this was a few years ago.

      If I remember correctly, they had a (clearly VERY) good friend who hooked them up with a loaner when they started the channel.

      • Yep, it was most likely the same camera that made the rounds of a TON of youtube channels a year or two ago. IIRC they were drumming up interest to rent it out.

    • “Iā€™m guessing cameras like that are a bit spendy?”

      RF a while back mused in an article that he was thinking about buying one.

      Perhaps on further contemplation, he realized that after dropping 100 thou on a ‘toy’ like that he might have a problem pleading poverty when the TTAG employees ask him for a raise… šŸ™‚

  2. There you have it, the 1911 will put a bullet on target in exactly the same place every time. Lucky the axe wasn’t vaporized by by it

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