In this next video we can hear, rather than see, a 381 gram lead glans beating its way downrange at 277 feet per second. Range is 55 yards.


If you turn up the volume and look at this video on a big screen, in a darkened room, you can gain a sense of how these projectiles must have appeared to their recipients. Just visible is a glint of lead in the left of the doorway, followed by a streak of grey to the left of center screen, and then a small splash of dirt on the lower left as the glans grazes the top of the backstop. The knocks you can here after that are from the glans crashing into the tree line 40 yards further on.

Groove on that beat Daddy-oh! Those secondary impacts sound jazzy.

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