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  1. #1 ~make your dream bullet~ 
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    yeah, lay down any specifications you want.

    any metals, alloys, materials you like
    any specifications, like hollow, or pointed
    be sure to put out any specifications like bullet length or calliber.
    - remember: this is to be designed to lethality! use your imagination!



    :my round:

    [rifle round]
    7.62 x 54 round FMJ
    drill out the center of the round to it's hollow pointed
    fill the hollowed end of the bullet with mercury and seal with candle wax.
    tip off the round with a plastic head that's pointed to maximize range. (like what hornady does)

    lethality factors: when you shoot it the bullet gets longer ranges because ot the plastic pointed tip, when it hits anything the plastice fragments and leaves a hollot pointed .30 cal SOB, that explodes because the mercury is smashed against the lead bullet & the mercury is much denser and wont compress. and even if it's not a lethal shot, the victim still has mercury poisoning

    down sides: long range of rifle is sacrificed for a much denser/heavier round. basicle turns the round into a mid-ranged cannon.




    ..... i some how want to get a .50 cal rifle all of a sudden ......


    i may also put out some other ones if i thikn of any.


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    My dreams are cheap, so...

    I would make the bullet off a spool of soft alloy wire - no cartridge! - with separately fed propellant. The propellant AKA powder would also shape the bullet and tear it from the wire. Electronic ignition. I reckon this would output tons more metal at insanely low cost, suitable wherever chain guns are used e.g. boats, aircraft. The ammo weighs less without a jacket.


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    you mean like just a coiled up wire in the shape of a bullet?

    hmm... i dont know. you'd have more bullet stability if it was just a hollowed out bullet shell, but you wouldnt have as much mass any more. i guess it'd work but, i i was going to do that, i'd just take a FMJ round and melt all the lead out of it. cool idea though. i actually have some .223 ammo like that, with the lead melted out,... to bad i dont have a rifle for them
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer-72
    you mean like just a coiled up wire in the shape of a bullet?
    No I mean if you pinch a couple of inches off the end of 1/4" wire, you get almost a bullet. If the alloy is malleable or it's a filled tube construction then explosives can sculpt it. You may fire bullets as rapidly as you can feed the spool into the gun.

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    oh ok, thats a neat idea. wouldnt you have to use a lot of complicated tech though?
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    Mine is easy.. an EMP bullet.. It would shut down tanks without killing any of the people inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayer-72
    oh ok, thats a neat idea. wouldnt you have to use a lot of complicated tech though?
    Hell yes, but nothing really "high tech". Mostly fine-tuning of the sequential explosions which sculpt each bullet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verzen
    Mine is easy.. an EMP bullet.. It would shut down tanks without killing any of the people inside.
    well that would be great on tanks, but thats hardly a warriors mentality

    an i dont know how, you clasify a fast moving projectile that radiats EMP energy with enough of a charge to incapacitate a tank on contact, easy....., unless you just prefer to shoot M203 grenade shells every where....



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    Hell yes, but nothing really "high tech". Mostly fine-tuning of the sequential explosions which sculpt each bullet.
    i have just recently found some interesting ammunition that might interest you. i was looking through a magazine of ammo sellers looking for ammo for my rail gun, when i saw an advertisement for military grade fletches. they're just small one inch long steel rods with fins. you can shoot them out of sabot style shotgun ammo. and im sure you could find other uses for them.
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    The Raufoss Mk 211 is a little favorite of mine. a 12.7 mm armor-piercing, explosive and incendiary round. Gotta love those crazy Norwegians.


    As for sci-fi ammunition, what about a molecular self-assembly round, with electrothermal firing system. You would then be able to store both projectile and propelant in a liqiud state, mening that no matter what caliber your shooting, you could still use the same magazine.
    Of course it does have a problem of getting rid of the heat from the firing chamber, when you do away with the bullet casing.
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    platinum round shaped like a thin cone so as to be semi-armor piercing. with nitroglycerin propellant, .50 caliber, high velocity rifle round.
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    lol nitroglycerin propelent? they might make a better hand grenade than ammunition.
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    not with the weapon I have in mind
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    How about a rifle that compresses topsoil / earth into the form of a bullet and projects it just as fast. = endless supply of ammo.
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    hmm, well it wouldnt be that hard to make a weapon out of silicon. whitch is what most of the non-organic components of dirt is composed of. however, it may not be that cost effective. you may have endless amount of supplies, but it would take a lot to heat it up, and then cool it so it is still that same shape.

    also, you'd probubly have to do it in a factory rather than just a mobile machine that compressed something into the shape of a bullet. it's like throwing a dirt clod. you can put it into even a catipult to throw it, but on impact it's still going to fragment, probubly much more easily than if you had just thrown it.
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    A hollowed out shell with a thick wall all but at the tip, a platinum coating inside and the bullet filled with flourine. In theory it would violently react with what ever it impacted with.
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