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Old 02-24-2005, 07:28 AM
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Oops, hit a twig. 17gr bullet disinigrates (pic)



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Here's a 17gr Hornady V-Max from my Marlin 17V striking a twig and disintigrating. That ground squirrel is about 75-100 yards away. I had to take the shot thru that fence line. Don't worry, the second shot hit it's target (head shot).
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:20 PM
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A little disturbing that the bullet would dust itself like that, then again it is fragile, or so I've heard. Thats a great picture by the way, how are you getting these pictures? Have someone following you around with a video camera with a long lense?
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:53 PM
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I had a similar situation with 55gr SPSX launched out of a .222. Lined up the rabbit and squeezed off -no result, %%% !! I look up and see a small cloud of grey mist and some very small parts of thistle head floating down

The SPSX's were never designed to be launched that hard so they are very unstable and a blade of grass is enough to turn them into dust. On the plus side the terminal results are awesome
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Old 02-24-2005, 04:12 PM
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how are you getting these pictures?
Panasonic MiniDV cam corder with 22x optical zoom, on a tripod while I'm shooting. The tripod in the pic is too tall, it's hard to use while lying prone. The pic below shows a shot from about 200 yards. The sun was going down and I was loosing light, so the video wasn't very good that far away. The quality at 22x is OK, not super. But it's fun.


Here's that first squirrel getting his brains blown out. See the mist coming out of his head?
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:14 PM
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You've got to be kidding me, that is awesome! Nice shot on the skwirl, especially at that distance.
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:14 PM
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Nice!

That thing must have a fairly fast frame-rate to capture those stills
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:05 PM
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i dont see it? where the squirrel?
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:25 PM
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i dont see it? where the squirrel?
Which one? The squirrel in this pic is slightly low of the center of the picture. It's lurching forward and there's white-ish mist coming from his head. Bang, flop.
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Here's the 200 yard squirrel. He was sitting on that log with his back to me. Right between the shoulder blades. Bang, flop.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:27 PM
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schweet!

now THATS entertainment! good job, boss!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:38 PM
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After many reviews of the video, I can't tell if the bullet struck the branch or the barbed wire. At first I though it was the barbed wire. Then I thought I saw the branch move. But the branch would have moved a lot from the impact, yes? The barbed wire never moves at all. Whatever it hit, the bullet vaporized and the squirrel about 15 yards behind it didn't even flinch.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:42 PM
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well, looks like the twig is resting ON the barb wire so that explains why it twitched a little.
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Old 02-24-2005, 10:55 PM
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stiff neck,

nice shooting but you may wish to refer to item 3. j) here.


ps. I don't see an issue with a stick getting vapourised.
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Old 02-24-2005, 11:15 PM
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Oops, no posting pics of hunting kills. Ok, I'll take that one out. Anybody want to see it? PM me.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:35 PM
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disintEgrate

all those years of college English lit courses......can't pass a spelling error

"O would the gift 'e gi'e us, to see ourselves as others see us, 'Twould from many a foolish notion free us, and false desire." Rob't Burns.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:48 PM
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all those years of college English lit courses......can't pass a spelling error

"O would the gift 'e gi'e us, to see ourselves as others see us, 'Twould from many a foolish notion free us, and false desire." Rob't Burns.
If yur luking for spelling errors, yur going to be purty busy

Besides, I think we all knew what he meant.
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