William Tell, .50 Caliber Style With A Watermelon

Submitted by: tprox 6 years ago in Entertainment

Man and watermelon stare down a .50 cal rifle. Do these kids have epic balls or are they just dumb?
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Male 531
Sweet
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Male 113
BTS
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Male 102
Also, T-Marley, ever seen a .22 make a milk jug of water explode? It takes a little bit of bullet modification, but it looks awesome when it happens.
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Male 102
chimmeychang, hydraulic shock would cause the melon to explode in all directions starting at the entry/point of impact, then continuing on toward the exit. The particles will be ejected farther on the exit, but that`s because they had some of the bullet`s momentum directly transferred to them. Here`s a video showing hydraulic shock in various objects at a very high speed:

Slo-mo bullet footage

This was most definitely a fake video, but they did a damn good job on the effects.
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Male 1,815
If you guys looked at any of his other videos, he`s made a name for himself doing low-budget special effects in his videos.

There is no way this is real.
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Male 310
Holy hell that took a lot of balls.
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Male 325
Either way, there`d have been red chunks everywhere. :)
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Male 684
the melon appeared to explode equally in all directions, I would think that it would explode more in the direction of the projectile -0< not >0<
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Male 7,378
Wait this is the guy who does special effects out of his parents basement. Why does anyone think this is real?
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Male 2,893
No "trained professionals" would ever let those dumbasses do that.
I call massive bull sh*t.
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Male 1,834
if this is not fake, daaaaaamn
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Male 3,431
What is the penalty for failure?
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Male 602
Spider anything that is contained and filled with water will explode given the right caliber round. It has to do with pressures and whatnot blah blah blah. A .22 might not make a watermelon explode but just about any serious round will. Just ask R. Lee Ermey about his dreaded arch rival. A .50 cal will literally tear a body in two, sending both halves 25 ft or more from the point of impact.

Some of the most fun I`ve had shooting has been filling jugs or cans with water and watching them explode.

Not commenting on whether or not this is real, but in this situation the watermelon would definitely explode. Kind of sad if it is fake, because it isn`t a hard shot to make, especially lying prone. (I`m glad the shooter had on his ghillie suit to sneak up on his unsuspecting target.)
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Male 1,547
faked, but that`s what his skull would look like if hit.
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Male 1,451
Wouldn`t the bullet just go through the watermelon? Why has no one brought that up as a challenge? Last I checked it wasn`t an explosive round.
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Male 202
This is probably fake. If you look on the ground to the left of him at 0:30 you can see wires idicating that the melon is rigged with explosives, and the rifle`s loaded with a blank.
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Male 11
Guys...this is Freddie Wong. Of course it was made using special effects! Look, this is in the video description:
"(Fans of this channel might have some more insight into this video than others, by the way)"
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Male 5,167
Usualy this guy do cool videos....this time NO!
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Male 364
@slab_of_rage... really wasn`t looking for a rational explanation, but thanks anyway!!
I figure if they were actually doing this, might as well hold it on your head with your hands - in the end it doesn`t matter how the melon stays on the melon - all winds up as mist in the end.
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Male 36
its not fake. and that wasnt a very hard shot to do. but it was cool
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Male 25,416
THat would have been funny if he pooped himself!
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Male 170
From an avid firearms enthusiast, that (if real) the guy does great special effects!))is by far the dumbest thing I have ever seen. You know damn well a 50 will not be doped out for 75yrds. I can not believe that some one would actually do this. With over 13000 ft/lbs of muzzle energy there is zero chance of survival if that round touches you.
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Male 1,882
Well, if he missed, it would be an instantaneous, painless death.
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Male 208
I think it`s fake because that`s that guy who makes all those shooter films to work with his special effects skills. His videos are on IAB all the time.
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Male 535
@TPGman - i KNEW that would come up at some point in this thread.

No, it won`t - there`s no concussive force, there`s no magic "vortex" that sucks air behind it. There`s no gale-force winds trailing the round as it flies by.

Mythbusters proved that`s it`s pretty much impossible. And if that were the case, regular-sized bullets (5.56/7.62/.45/9mm, etc) would have a similar effect of being able to "feel" the wind as they fly by. Trust me- you don`t. You hear a whanging sound with a little "zzzzzz." Anything else is purely psychosomatic.
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Male 26
Fake. The force of the wind from that bullet would`ve snapped his neck.
At the very least he would`ve fell over.
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Female 2,674
I like how he points to the watermelon at the last minute... just to make sure they`re on the same page.
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Male 2,868
I hope this is fake. Otherwise, they`re retarded. The kid with the watermelon on his head for risking his life, and the shooter for risking going to jail for manslaughter.
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Male 1,598
Yeah, I`d call fake. But if it is real, that was pretty badass.
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Male 141
Come on I-A-B this guy is famous for doing sick editing
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Male 953
@raven_mac

"Call of duty" now that`s funny... I love how every gun related reference comes back to that these days, someone should make up a new law (like Goodwins law) for gun/internet related topics.

Anyway.. I do enough real shooting to know they don`t take that long :) A .50 cal is moving at roughly 3000 FPS and they were only shooting 50 (maybe 75) yards at best, it would take around a 10th of a second (if that) to get there. That was way to much of a delay to be close to being real.
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Male 40,772
Fake or not, it`s a BAD IDEA KIDS!
Just ask WS Burrough`s ex-wife... oh wait you can`t...
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Male 7,834
if it is real than that sniper is a good shot, but the target is an idiot.
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Male 498
this is not fake
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Male 769
@1gr8slice - the point of the helmet was to keep the watermelon from rolling off.

I`m calling realsies.
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Male 955
fake, don`t even need to get past a couple seconds in. The asian guy has been doing a lot of pretty cool special effect action clips recently.
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Female 1,893
hoooooly poo! thats awesome.
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Male 303
@donthaveone

I do believe it is fake, because the guy uses a LOT of special effects in his videos.

However, bullets do take time in order to hit their target. The bigger the bullet, the longer it takes to reach the target.

Its not like call of duty where the bullets go at light speed and kill at 300 yards immediately after the trigger is pulled.
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Male 953
Thank God this is fake... (it takes way to long for the melon to explode after the shot) but unfortunately some moron will believe this is real and try to copy it now, and it will be the guns fault when the results aren`t the same.

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Male 364
Seems to me the helmet is rather pointless...
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Male 17,511
Epically Dumb.

As my father told me, "You never point a weapon at someone you aren`t trying to kill, Whether or not you believe the gun is loaded."

Waiting for some idiot to repeat this stupidity and fail in 3.. 2..
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Male 683
50 cal was the right choice, at least if it goes wrong you dont have to worry about facial disfigurement or brain damage.
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Male 535
A) it`s freddie. He`s never made a movie without special effects.

B) No. Just no. That... No.
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Female 4,039
I shat myself just watching that.
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Male 1,256
Holy poo
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Male 15,510
"Do these kids have epic balls or are they just dumb?"

I just call it, too much time in their hands
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Male 39,958
epic balls or dumb?

I`d have to go with dumb
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Male 182
"Do these kids have epic balls or are they just dumb?"

A little of column A and a little of column B.
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Male 3
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