silver bullet ballisitc test's

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 460or338, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    I was watching about a silver bullet test .It's a old story about a wolf killed 300 people in France 17th century yadyada.But the hunter who shot it from 20 yards was using silver musket balls (probably 19mm or so) .So they wanted to test how a silver bullet would perform on tissue .The gun a 45/70 marlin 22" barrel .first load is cast lead bullet.Penetrates 13" in ballistic jellatin.Now the silver bullet penetrates over 2'.They fired a 3 shot group @ 50 yards the lead group well.The 1 silver bullet was 6" away from point of aim the last 2 were 2" of each other .they said lead grouped better because the rifling twist the lead bullet because it's softs and dig's into it.but the silver was to hard for the rifling to dig into to intact the twist.Dont complete agree with these test first because 300 yrs ago muskets were 17-25mm in bore diameter and a 3 oz silver ball would punch a different hole than a 45/70.Also ift softer bullets are suppose to be more accurate than why does solid bullets aka brass or du etc get good accuracy ?.I probably left a bunch of typos sorry for that :D.
     
  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there was any rifling 300 years ago so why don't they do an accuracy test using silver ball versus lead ball through a smooth bore?
     
  3. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    I think this is the only gun they should have used

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    i think french muskets were even bigger though.I think there conclusion was a crack pot theory anyway .They said that the hunter was paid by the church to import a hyena and trained it to kill people.so the catholic church could tell people it was the devil sent to them for being protestant etc.they also said the hyena is the only mammal with enough bite force to cut your head off (1000 lb's) most powerful bite of all the mammals even bears and lions
     
  4. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    41" barrel heck you dont even have to shoot just smack them with the end of the barrel:D
     
  5. royinidaho

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    Silver bullet, eh?

    I wonder if our woofs are are woofs of were woofs?:rolleyes:

    Just want 'em to be "was woofs".:rolleyes:

    I wonder if silver tipped bullets would be effective?lightbulb
     
  6. phatcenter77

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    I watched that too the other day. The whole thing appeared ridiculous to me. It seemed like a great show for people that know absolutely nothing about shooting, but for people in the know it will drive us crazy...
     
  7. 460or338

    460or338 Well-Known Member

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    I think it was just a wolf 230+ lb range


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    bunch of different drawings from witness accounts + notice it has a tail ,hyenas dont.Oh yeah 41" was a staindard length on them old muskets
     
  8. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    silver is harder, but lighter....