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Awesome photo of a razor blade splitting a pellet

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Dec 14, 2010.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Instead of a bullet splitting a playing card, a razor blade splits a pellet.
     
  2. rooferbob

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    That's cool as Hell
     
  3. Pocatello

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    Years ago in Michigan my conservation club hosted a muzzleloader shoot. As part of the shoot there was a novelty round. One of the targets had a double-bitted ax imbedded in a wood block, with a clay targets on the block, one on each side of the ax blade. The idea was to shoot the ax blade, splitting the bullet with the blade, and breaking both targets at once. My recollection is that it was shot from about 20 yards offhand. I shot the course twice with my .45 Hawken loaded with patched round balls, and broke both targets each time. Another target involved cutting in half an edge-on playing card, and a third was lighting a wooden match by grazing the head. I cut the card OK, but never could light the match. I always broke it.
     
  4. shootintom

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    On the Outdoor Channel the show is Impossible Shots and it's really a hoot to watch. I read a book years ago about exhibition shooters and one of the factory shooters that used to make portraits with a .22 autoloader shooting at a copper sheet and someone asked him why he was shooting so close and his remarks was "who was going to know 100 years from now"! I wonder how close that pellet was from the muzzle? Or was it all about the photography? Still a pretty cool photo.

    Tom
     
  5. grntitan

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    Hell i can't hit that big orange clay bird let alone a razor blade with a pellet. Neat pic. Notice it didn't say how many missed shots there were. LOL

    Matt
     
  6. X Trap 2

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    Neat to do. Ray
     
  7. mrskeet410

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    I'll call fake. I'd bet the second half is a shadow if the first. Note there is no damage to the razor blade.
     
  8. Savage99Stan

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    Splitting the round ball on an axe was no big deal.....Most of us used fifty caliber guns and all it takes is a sliver off one side to break the bird. A fifty cal gives you almost an inch of leeway, a half each way off center and most of the time these matches were shot at ten to fifteen yards.

    We used to practice in the winter with Winchester precision pellet guns for the offhand matches. At ten meters, splitting playing cards was not impossible. Lighting matches has always been a problem as most of the time a light hit on the tip doesn't provide enough friction to light them.
     
  9. grntitan

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    "I'll call fake. I'd bet the second half is a shadow if the first. Note there is no damage to the razor blade."


    What kind of damage would a very soft lead pellet do to a steel razor blade? Don't think you thought that comment thru very much.

    Matt
     
  10. stokinpls

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    If you blow it up to even 150% you can see the interior of the pellet on the far side. Thickness at the base as well.
     
  11. grntitan

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    I can see it without enlarging it. You can see the actual cup at the bottom of the pellet on the far side.
     
  12. mrskeet410

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    I'm still calling fake. Razor blades are fragile. It should show something, bend, dent, kink, something. It shows nothing.
     
  13. RickN

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    Another angle.
     
  14. timb99

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    Looks pretty real to me.
     
  15. grntitan

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    Come "Conspiracy Theory" guys. Analize the new angle pic with the fake theory.

    Matt
     
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