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I shot a quarter at 5 yrds. today and it didn't go through, I was wondering if anyone has shot into water and how far it would go until it stopped. I'll post a pic of the quarter soon.
 

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and the MythBusters found:

All supersonic bullets (up to .50-caliber) disintegrated in less than 3 feet (90 cm) of water, but slower velocity bullets, like pistol rounds, need up to 8 feet (2.4 metres) of water to slow to non-lethal speeds. Shotgun slugs require even more depth (the exact depth couldn't be determined because their one test broke the rig). However, as most water-bound shots are fired from an angle, less actual depth is needed to create the necessary separation.
Paradoxically, the slower the bullet, the farther it is useful in water. This makes sense when you think about the physics involved.
 

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You can't shoot a hole through any coin with any pistol.
The coin is so light it will just move out of the way when the bullet hits it.

To do it right, you need a high-velocity rifle.



They will burn right on through before the coin can get out of the way.


rcmodel
 

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Hey! Isn't defacing US money is a federal offense.
Watch out for those jack-booted thugs. ;D
 

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+1 to rcmodel.  The movies have for years shown low velocity rifle and pistol bullets shooting a hole in coins which then fall within a few feet of the impact point.  It,s just Hollywood and has nothing to do with reality.
 

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Yea it's a cool page and one of the reasons
I thought I was doing well with
the 88 gr. Remington Express load.

2pp blew that outta the water (pun intended)
with his wet pack test but it's much safer than
finding out the hard way.

Rob
 

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Rubb said:
Yea it's a cool page and one of the reasons
I thought I was doing well with
the 88 gr. Remington Express load.

2pp blew that outta the water (pun intended)
with his wet pack test but it's much safer than
finding out the hard way. Rob
  That's a pretty good pun!

  Seriously though, we don't KNOW that the Rem Express is the same as the Rem UMC. It could be better!

Packer.
 

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No second mag yet, I will carry all JHP when
I do get one though. I think the idea of staggering
rounds could invite problems, function, legal or
otherwise and the stopping rate is much higher
with JHP.

Thanks for lookin out though ;)

Rob
 

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Tell him to watch his back. I hear that Dudley Do-Right is one bad motor scooter. :eek:
 
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