Spinning Bullets On A Frozen Lake

Submitted by: CrakrJak 6 years ago in Science

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Northern rednecks discover bizarre bullet behavior.
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Male 684
pistols are rifled, making the bullets spin. this makes the trajectory of the bullet more of a straight line because of the gyroscopic effect. this means the bullets spin really fast. its not magic, its not some special effect from the ice, save the the ice absorbed just enough of the forward momentum to let it ricochet and land near enough to observe. this is all due to the gyroscopic effects of the spinning bullet.
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Male 684
pistols are rifled, making the bullets spin. this makes the trajectory of the bullet more of a straight line because of the gyroscopic effect. this means the bullets spin really fast. its not magic, its not some special effect from the ice, save the the ice absorbed just enough of the forward momentum to let it ricochet and land near enough to observe. this is all due to the gyroscopic effects of the spinning bullet.
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Female 18
I live in Alaska...where shallow lakes can freeze solid, and deeper lakes can have ice that is 6 feet or more thick. If the caliber of the weapon isn`t so high, ice that thick can prevent the bullet from penetrating through depending on the angle. When a firearm is fired, the bullet spins through the barrel. It just keeps spinning when it hits the ice. (Yawn)
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Male 69
Put electric motor to spin the bullet off-camera, drop the spinning bullet on ice and then turn the camera on it.. Did i get it?
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Male 291
@ rebetikas

The lake they were sanding on was probably a few feet thick, and even if it wasn`t im sure a few little holes wouldn`t do much to the structural integrity of the ice. I have even heard multiple stories of people having fires on the ice during ice-fishing season so it isnt that far of a stretch.
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Male 14,331
So why s the back of the bullet nice and shiny pretty sure gunpowder leaves residue. Also that gun sounds like a painball gun firing not a pistol. I also don`t see why it would land that close to them something at that velocity I would think it would travel farther and be hard to find they managed it multiple times. Wouldn`t it ricocheting also change how the bullet spins?

[quote]Okay, here`s the thing. They were firing a pistol on to solid ice.[/quote]

Last time I checked ice is harder than water if a bullet gets deformed in water I would think a bullet hitting ice would have an effect on its shape.
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Male 15,832
@McGovern1981, the bullets shown in your link were all hollow points or soft nosed. The bullet in the vid had a full jacket.

Also, bullet deformation is cause partly by heating of the metal. Shooting into ice might have some effect on this as well.

Finally, a pistol had a much lower muzzle velocity than a rifle -- typically about half.

All these factors could account for the difference.
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Male 92
@McGovern1981

Okay, here`s the thing. They were firing a pistol on to solid ice. The Mythbusters video you showed had them firing a very high caliber rifle into water. Those are two completely different things. The only similarities were that they were firing at H2O with a gun, which is a very general thing to say. That`s like saying a bb would go through a solid steel wall because your .22 went all the way through plywood. Something from a gun went through a wall, right?
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Male 14,331
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Male 14,331
BS FAKE FAKE FAKE!! A bullet fired into solid ice will not be in perfect shape that will deform it water and sand can too.
Mythbusters
not to metion when a bullet riochets it begins to spin in different ways countering at least somewhat its initial spin. Why would it land on the tip and spin like a top? how could it ricochet out of the hole it created at that angle?
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Male 108
That`s pretty cool.
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Male 113
Theres no way that this is faked. Who would come up with the idea of making a fake video of spinning bullets on ice? Its just a strange occurrence that can probably be explained easily, but I cant see why you would fake it
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Male 17,511
Steelgrid: Bullets fired into ice don`t usually break up, That also goes for bullets and liquid water, sand, and a few other materials as well.

The ice has very little friction so it`s able to stop the forward momentum of the bullet without stopping it from spinning.

Now having said that, Shooting into ice or water is not generally a very good idea. Ricochets have killed people, So please don`t attempt this.
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Male 417
After updating all plug-ins and manually installing SWF plug-in, I never did get it to work on-site in Firefox. IE would show the first frame, but no video.

Played fine from Break.com
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Male 6,693
Thats crazy.Not sure if I really believe it but crazy none the less.
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Male 213
I have no idea, but to me standing on a frozen lake and shooting bullets into it is stupid? Was half expecting the ice to crack and see them fall in the freezing water.
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Male 2,700
I would have to say this is faked. Now mind you for all the ignorance this group shares (ie, Guns spin the bullets when fired) I cant imagine that a bullet this small would hop out of the ice once it hit and there would be no deformations. If the ice is strong enough to bounce the bullet back then the bullet would be deformed. if the ice is too weak to NOT bounce the bullet back, well, you would have no spin.

Also BOTH times they were able to pull this off the camera panned away from the landing area prior to each shot.

Clever, but faked, sorry
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Male 483
anyone else think that`s Farve from Supertroopers?
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Male 15
There`s magic all up in dis bitch.
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Male 1,547
The impact area on the ice doesn`t look like it`s ricocheting. It looks like its just going into the ice. Unless there is some weird effect from the rapid heating and cooling of the bullet, I would also expect anything that is hard enough to cause a ricochet to deform the bullet.
I`m skeptical, as the physics of it don`t make sense. However I can`t figure out a way they could have faked it. The only clue (besides the trick itself) is the gunman`s blatant disregard for muzzle awareness. F*ck, now I have to try it...
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Male 382
Give someone a gun and a beer and look what happens.
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Male 9
Guns are made to spin the bullets in order to keep the accuracy of the shot.
It works like a gyroscope.
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Male 1,292
@bram
you`re from the south, wouldn`t you be afraid of mystical water that doesn`t move for some reason (of course I`m asuming you are a redneck).
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Female 406
please don`t tell me that`s a new sport or something!!
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Male 450
northern redneck = oxymoron

Come pay a visit to Upper Michigan. This place is toothless, inbred, redneck Mecca.
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Male 591
ya, im having the plugin problem too.
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Male 577
It makes sense that it would spin, but it still looks really cool. I also wonder why they were shooting at a frozen lake, though.
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Male 2,402
Well wouldn`t you know there is now a sport less exciting than ice fishing. ;-/
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Female 527
northern redneck = oxymoron
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Male 707
aw man i was hoping that the ice would break.
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Male 174
Why the f**k is this worthy of attention. I`m ashamed of myself for even acknowledging it
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Male 3,915
anyone know the exact plug in to let this play? i updated all of my plugins....and still nothing
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Male 1,067
That`s pretty cool. I don`t know why they needed to keep trying to prove that there were no strings or anything. Considering how bullets are fired, it would make a lot of sense that it would spin.
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Male 2,419
you should not be allowed to own a gun if you have that little understanding of how it works

next video "Bleeding bullet holes in people"
"Look! It`s bleeding and there`s no tubes or anything faking this blood!"
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Male 628
lol- commented on the wrong thing

"f*in bullets, how do they work"

dosnt make sense when its on a post about the weather being a d**k
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Female 1,236
Sh*t. Hee, hee.
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Female 1,236
Bored goof-balls have stumbled upon some fun & entertaining ch*t over the years. Cheers to the goofery!
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Male 391
Hey Hudini12345, I don`t know if you noticed, but it wasn`t an i-am-bored mod who posted, it was a random contribution from CrakrJak, who I am going to bet, doesn`t care what you think of what he thinks. Regardless, the post was NOT made by i-am-bored as a website, but one of it`s members.

If you`re gonna call someone on "inappropriate" titles/comments/whatever, please get the target right.
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Male 2,506
@Niceguy, win
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Male 1,834
kinda cool
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 76
i definitely updated all my plug ins and its still wont show anything.
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Male 985
@niceguy191

I c wut u did thar :3
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Female 2,120
Why were they shooting at a lake in the first place?

Silleh rednecks.
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Male 12,138
That`s pretty cool. Like Ollie said, just click on the link that says "Spinning Bullets On A Frozen Lake", to the bottom left of the player window. Ot just click here:

http://www.break.com/index/spinning-bullets-on-a-frozen-lake-1936597
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Male 169
Few! Good thing it stopped spinning! I was worried that I-A-B was all a dream...
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Male 15,510
I think this is a good time to install/upgrade your Firefox plugins:

https://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
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Male 769
if it stops spinning, does that mean we`re all in his dream?
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Male 15,832
[quote]Missing plugin is missing[/quote]

Click the link below the player.
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Male 15,832
The rifling in a Glock 9mm has a spin rate of about one revolution for each 10 inches of barrel length. If the bullet travels at 1200 feet per second, then the bullet is spinning about 86,400 RPM. ;-() (1200 fps x 1.2 turns per foot x 60 secs. per min.)

Considering that there`s almost no friction between the bullet and wet ice, it`s no wonder they`re still spinning.
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Male 1,222
Missing plugin is missing
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Male 40,764
It spins because of the `rifled` barrel, yes? It`s neat that they can get it to bounce off the ice and then spin tho, but no mystery involved.
The second one, after the 3 minute mark, was best!
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Male 5,189
Invisible plugin is invisible.
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Male 362
they spent waaaay to much time trying to convince us it wasn`t fake. I believed it already, science happens
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Male 6,737
Only me that thinks that this is quite easily explained then?
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Male 217
What is this? You gave us a video with 2 people and a gun and nobody got hurt? LAME
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Male 15,510
I cant wait for the Mythbusters team to work on this
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Male 325
You don`t know northern rednecks, IAB. These are just young Minnesota/North Dakota guys pooting around on a frozen lake.
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Male 4,290
Yep, dunno why but it won`t let me download the plugin. I found this video but embedding is disabled so I can`t put it here. Not sure if that`s the exact same one as you submitted CJ but it`s pretty cool anyway.
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Male 17,511
Yeah, It`s weird that it asks to `Download a plug-in` to view then can not actually find it when you click on it, But it plays just fine on Break.com without any `plug-in` and it plays just fine on the site I found it on without one as well.
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Male 2,796
That means, if they were in China, the bullets would spin in the opposite direction. IT`S SCIENCE... YOU CAN`T ARGUE!
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Male 229
"no liberal bias here on i-am-bored"

What are you talking about? How is that liberal bias?
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Female 3,574
The video is working for me in Chrome.
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Male 32
>A true redneck would not be so concerned with safety.
>"Dur da dur.... Let`s go shoot us some guns"
> Northern rednecks discover bizarre bullet behavior.
They have no discernible southern accent and most likely live in suburbia. But they HAVE GUNS. THEY MUST BE REDNECKS
nope. no liberal bias here on i-am-bored
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Male 5,626
Combine Chimmey and Drips.
Gyroscopic acting projectile with heated surface that is vaporising the contacted/near contacted ice.
I think the compressed air around the projectile at first trajectory is also vaporizing the ice, the gas slows the projectile without deformation.

You can see something similar happen on high speed films of bullets fired into tanks of water. The projectile won`t make contact with liquid water until it slows.
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Male 229
"Dur da dur.... Let`s go shoot us some guns"
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Male 696
Part 2- Spinning Bullets in Small Northern Animals

Part 3- Spinning Bullets in a Sleeping Drifter

This is like the new Mr Wizards World of the north. I love science!
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Male 904
Rifled barrel for spin, hot bullet on cold ice for steam reducing friction and creating bounce. Sound about right? And the ice absorbs the impact so very little deformation.

My question is why is the sound so muffled? Just because of the cold air? At first I thought they were shooting a .22
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Male 2,056
can`t play in firefox, can in chrome tho
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Male 2,121
"Anybody else unable to play this in firefox?"

Chrome here and it`s not working.
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Male 684
pistols are rifled, making the bullets spin. this makes the trajectory of the bullet more of a straight line because of the gyroscopic effect. this means the bullets spin really fast. its not magic, its not some special effect from the ice, save the the ice absorbed just enough of the forward momentum to let it ricochet and land near enough to observe. this is all due to the gyroscopic effects of the spinning bullet.
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Male 170
Video seems to not work atm....
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Male 5,194
Pretty weird, looked legit.
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Male 9
Even if this were to be a set up i would very much like to know how the get the bullet to spin for so long my best guess would be that the heat of the ejected cartridge intereacting with the ice is somehow making them spin.
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Male 1,929
Anybody else unable to play this in firefox?
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Male 39,948
it`s nice the boys are finding their own entertainment instead of wasting their time on video games or the internet.
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Male 1,598
A true redneck would not be so concerned with safety.
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Male 742
"It`s a ricochet, dumazz......"

Definitely not a ricochet "Dumazz"
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Male 131
Joe what the hell are you talking about?
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Male 516
proof? the only one that spins is the one that is off camera... i call shenanigans
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Male 1,013
I`m amazed there was no deformation of the bullet and that it is highly reproducable. I hope one of you submit this to Adam & Jamie to get this on their high speed camera!
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Male 46
It`s a ricochet, dumazz......
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Male 1,299
I love the sound they make... so eerie.
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Male 17,511
Link: Spinning Bullets On A Frozen Lake [Rate Link] - Northern rednecks discover bizarre bullet behavior.
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