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User avatar #397 - thelastamerican (01/22/2013) [-]
Exploding bullet? What did they shoot him with a 20mm?
User avatar #400 to #397 - capslockrage ONLINE (01/22/2013) [-]
There are bullets that explode upon impact.
User avatar #402 to #400 - thelastamerican (01/22/2013) [-]
Not that I don't believe you, but what kind of bullet would that be?
User avatar #404 to #402 - capslockrage ONLINE (01/22/2013) [-]
Well, technically they are called "expanding bullets" and they flatten on impact, effectively widening, making a much larger hole.
User avatar #407 to #404 - thelastamerican (01/22/2013) [-]
Oh, I see. You're talking about pretty much anything that's not FMJ. I was thinking that it was a literally exploding bullet. The smallest munition round that I know of is a 20mm. But my info could have been old.
User avatar #412 to #407 - capslockrage ONLINE (01/22/2013) [-]
No, they flatten in a unique way, unlike most bullets
User avatar #421 to #412 - thelastamerican (01/22/2013) [-]
The most devastating bullet that I can think of is a frangible round. I could understand how someone could think that they explode. It looks just like a normal bullet, but inside the brass jacket the lead is beaded, then compressed (not melted) together to form a very loose bullet shape. Now they're used by SWAT teams for clearing buildings where you might have civilians, because they won't penetrate more than one layer of drywall and still have the energy to kill.
User avatar #428 to #421 - slenderwolf (02/20/2013) [-]
There are also explosive rounds. The most powerful bullet in the world i believe is the 211 Raufoss or something like that, I think it has both a steel core penetrator and a explosive shaped charge for anti-material purposes.
User avatar #430 to #428 - thelastamerican (02/21/2013) [-]
Ah, so my facts are out of date, the smallest munitons round is in .50 cal. Fully half the size of a 20mm. An interesting round, but over priced for me. Lol.
#429 to #428 - slenderwolf (02/20/2013) [-]
Here's a pick of the round
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