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    What's wrong with this picture?

    .303 target fired at 25m range from a (presumably worn!) No1 Mk3 SMLE made in 1918 by London Small Arms.
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    Looks like it would make an even nastier wound than normal.....hitting you sideways!!

    Dave.

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    Does not look very realistic to me as each bullet has hit the target precisely sideways. When fired from a bad barrel bullets may start to rotate around its traverse axis and therefore they ( at least some of them ) should hit the target in different angles?

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    From 25M the grouping is AWEFUL! lol
    "Any live or recovered ordnance in my posts has been dealt with by trained EOD personnel"

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
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    Time for tea.

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    It's got to be a fake. The odds that all rounds tumbled at the exact moment of hitting the target has to be astronomical. If it is real, someone should call the Guinness Book of World Records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 303Gunner View Post
    .303 target fired at 25m range from a (presumably worn!) No1 Mk3 SMLE made in 1918 by London Small Arms.
    Interesting picture with some good replies i think.

    Where did you find the pic of the target please?

    cheers

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    tumbled bullets

    Sure they weren't form a rifle converted to .410 shotgun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waffenamt View Post
    Interesting picture with some good replies i think.

    Where did you find the pic of the target please?

    cheers

    waff
    From the Home page of an Antique Firearms club branch: http://www.antiquearms.co.nz/shooting.htm

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    Heard of tumbling rounds but that is absurd - & probably fake.
    Here`s one to make you chuckle though. My mate was desperate to get his marksman badge so he shot wide into the back stop & then when sent up to collect his target put a nice group in the target with his pencil!!!
    I got mine the hard way & then had to try again several weeks later when we got issued 7.62 SLR`s.

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    Here is a theory for you on the target.
    I saw a smashing documentary on telly not so long back and it was showing bullets from ww1 that had the tips pulled and replaced nose first.
    The sniper then used to shoot at the German sniper position and the bullet would strike the `snipers plate` and cause shears of metal to come off the plate and hit the bloke in the face and neck?
    Perhaps these are pulled bullets that have been shot at this paper target???

    cheers

    waff
    Last edited by waffenamt; 17th August 2009 at 04:08 PM.

 

 
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