March 31, 2014
I think the thing that's most noteworthy is how quiet it is.
I don't see any reason why that thing couldn't be scaled up to lethal energies.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Mon Mar 31 07:42:30 2014 (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Apr 1 05:13:21 2014 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Mauser at Tue Apr 1 05:23:39 2014 (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Mikeski at Tue Apr 1 17:08:57 2014 (Zlc1W)
OTOH the bullet has no problem tumbling so it might inflict a surprisingly nasty wound if it penetrated.
With a bit more power and either fins or some way to set the projectile spinning this would be reasonably effective. I dont think the energy density is there yet.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Tue Apr 1 17:52:57 2014 (DnAJl)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Apr 1 18:54:04 2014 (+rSRq)
Posted by: RickC at Tue Apr 1 19:18:05 2014 (0a7VZ)
It is, but sabots complicate your bullet manufacturing by quite a bit... one-piece lathe-turned things are pretty easy to make.
Posted by: Mikeski at Wed Apr 2 17:21:36 2014 (Zlc1W)
I was joking, but I wonder if a discarding sabot would be all that difficult to make.
Posted by: Rick C at Fri Apr 4 22:09:33 2014 (0a7VZ)
I gather that it's easy to make them but hard to make them work right. The problem is that if the sabots don't discard cleanly, they deflect the projectile.
I think it would be challenging to make them feed out of a spring-loaded magazine, too.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Apr 5 17:56:04 2014 (+rSRq)
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