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4 years 9 weeks ago, 12:31 PM

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Hey guys, so here's a video I came accross of some guys shooting a pistol into ice and apparently every now and then they would find that the bullet was just sitting there on top of the ice spinning. I don't know if it's a trick or not. I don't think so, at least I can't figure out how they did it if it is. Something interesting if you have time to waste. Link to video below.

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1942907

4 years 9 weeks ago, 12:32 PM

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And something tells me these guys may be from Wisconsin.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 12:56 PM

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wait and watch this when I get home, I have been waiting 20 minutes and it still won't load.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:20 PM

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I think this is the old double magnet trick, one in the tip of the bullet the other under the ice, out of sight. Just my 2 cents worth.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:33 PM

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Double BS

The bullet has not been fired, no burn marking on the base.
AND even a solid bronze or brass bullet would deform on impact making the "spin" impossible.
I don't know the "trick" but I know it's fake.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 2:18 PM

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I think there is some trick to it too. I agree with you about the bullet deformation. Looks like it would be deformed in some way. There was what looked like some carbon markings near the base of one of the bullets though.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 2:27 PM

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I saw the markings, looked to me like the bullet had been pulled from a live round. I also don't think the spinning would give the smooth appearance. Some rifling marks would have disturbed the image on the trailing edge of the bullet.
Believe me, I have shot some "targets" that I knew were impenetrable and recovered the bullets. This myth is busted.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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Vaq, I see your point. I hadn't thought about markings left from pulling the bullet.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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and that begs the question of how they got a magnet beneath there and how it would cause it to turn. But I agree, absolutely no damage and the bullet is spinning way too long, plus why didn't it penetrate the ice? If it can penetrate a 2 x 4 it sure as hell can penetrate a lot deeper in the ice than just graze the surface and start spinning. If the ice really were that tough, wouldn't it ricochet? Damn dangerous place to be. I'm not impressed with their safety skills either.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 11:12 AM

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The whole thing is rigged, probably a ferrous material of some sorts.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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Sam, nice profile pick, but that's more disturbing than your freaky clown picture.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

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and reverted to our true looks.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 2:03 PM

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 7:32 PM

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I've shot ice (frozen pond) with a .45 handgun, and it barely even took a small chunk out of it. I was expecting it to at least crack or go through, but it didn't even come close. I don't think the ice was that thick either. I wouldn't walk on it, that’s for sure. I was young and it was probably one of the least intelligent things I've done with a firearm. Yes, ricochets would be a major issue... I found that out the hard way by catching frags in my leg when I was comparing different JHP's by shooting them into the hard ground. Not good. I've also seen this video on a different site before. I didn't find it too hard to believe when I saw it for the first time, but I did notice that there was very little or no bullet deformation. Hey... It could have been filmed at some vortex in sedona az or that anti gravity house in oregon. As a matter of fact, it was probably aliens. The greys are well known for their trickery on unsuspecting firearm safety neglecting juveniles.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 7:53 PM

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Spent the past 10-12 min trying to get it to open.. Sorta at the point where i really don't care who's spinning on the ice.. Never got into that whole "ice thing" anyway..

I don't care if your normal (yeah, like any of us are) or "overly" worried about the don't ask, don't tell thing.. If your a guy on ice ya have to dress funny..

Sorry to all you northern guys.. Ebear, Lucky, know im leaving out others from the great north, and maybe generalizing.. But really you ever see a REAL guy on skates.. Don't start talking about hockey.. I know those boys are for real.. i don't mean that.. I mean just skating.. Ever see guys in jeans or camo skate.. That's sorta all i wear.. just saying...

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:40 PM

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come on up here and go ice fishing with me then,I'll let you steer the boat! CW i'll explain that to you later,lmfao!

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 8:08 PM

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Okay most of the afternoon........... I will defer to the more knowledgeable types around here because the whole concept sounds like bullshit.......... Magnates, gotta have a ferrous metal for that card trick, bronze, brass, lead......No way. I do agree with Reaper, Ice is some hard shit but as far as ballistics and ice and the whole 'spinning' thing....well... I doubt it, but I still ain't seen the fucking video....Load damn it...lol

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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on the video

I should be able to prove/disprove this in about a week,weather here sucks.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 1:50 PM

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be careful... I would wear a IIIA vest and MICH helmet!

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 8:23 AM

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Fake

Agree, it's been pulled!! That slug has never seen a a burning powder charge or lands & grooves!

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 3:29 AM

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What I found is this is a common thing to do.Go to youtube and there are several different guys with different calibers doing this. I just typed in spinning bullet on ice and hit search and a bunch of vieos popped up. I know I have found a pile of bullets in the spring shooting into my snow banks and all you see is land and groove marks. I have actually found some that have been shot into dirt that have had little to no damage to the bullet either.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 12:02 AM

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Looks pretty real except for one thing.. I've recoverd a lot of bullets and they dont stop in an inch and not be deformed.. the size impact they make on the ice seems bout right.. Never done it, but sure looks about right. but when you shoot into something that hard the bullet shows it..

Is it rotating fast enough out of the bbl to spin like that.. yep, but im calling fake on this one.. Don't know about magnets.. think they just got the puppy spining super fast... not that hard, and droped it into one of the impact craters.. The real issue

Why in the world would we worry about this.. So my closing thought for the evening is ...sorry..

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 3:07 PM

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Ice Bullet

The myth busters tested thsi and found it to be true, If shot at the correct angle it will sit and spin on the ice. Here is there comments.

A bullet fired into the surface of a frozen lake can spin like a top after impact. (Inspired by a viral video.)

confirmed

The testing for this myth began during the summer, with Tory building a rig to hold a pistol at any desired angle and Kari checking the video to work out the geometry of the shot. The Build Team then laid down blocks of ice and dry ice on a rifle range to simulate the frozen lake and tried several shots with a Glock 9 mm pistol. Direct hits left bullets embedded in the ice, while shallow hits ricocheted and left the team unable to find the bullets at all.

After re-checking their own high-speed footage, the team heard a sound that might have been a spinning bullet. Once winter came, they visited Caples Lake in the Sierra Nevada and dug out a target area on its frozen surface for further work. Testing gave no results until they aimed at the center of their target site, allowing for a backward ricochet instead of a forward one. The team found the bullets from these last tests to be spinning in place on their side, leading them to declare the myth confirmed.

3 years 21 weeks ago, 3:30 PM

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ICE?

What is ice? I kinda remember some rapidly disappearing solid objects in my tea last spring.
BTW, 107f today, 1.15 inches of rain so far in 2011.

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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Yeah, tell me about it. I took a picture of my thermometer yesterday. 115. Before anybody pipes in, yes, that was in the shade. What an ass beating. Looks like it's there today as well.

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 3:46 PM

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Yep, I heard metro to wichita falls were the hottest yesterday. No relief in the forecast either.

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3 years 20 weeks ago, 7:43 AM

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Yesterday's heat

It was a cool front. Only got to 107. lol

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 4:00 PM

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Think of our military

Same or worse for them. Plus all the armour and gear. GOD bless 'em!

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 4:25 PM

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Same or worse for them. Plus all the armour and gear. GOD bless 'em!

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ICE

I saw that but you would have to make the ice right be for you shoot it and here in HOT florida it would melt and not good for hunting else it is winter some where where it is snowing...........TY

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3 years 21 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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its a miserable damn time here to,we hit 88 but with lots of humidity,i know it doesn't match to what you guys are going thru but it reminds me of Louisiana.that sucked too.

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3 years 20 weeks ago, 7:42 AM

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To be honest LBC, I'd take what we got over that. I'm a big puss when it comes to humidity. I can take hot & dry all day. I may not be cozy, but I can handle it. But if the humidity get to 60% or more, I'm a whiny bitch.
Regarding Vaq's comment of the military, I try to remember that before I start complaining about the heat. As a matter of a fact, just yesterday I was outside having a smoke and some guy starts talking about how bad it is. I told him it could be worse. He asked how. I said, you could be in Iraq or Afghanistan where it's 120 and wearing BDUs carrying 80lbs packs. He got kind of sheepish at that.

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