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What’s Inside Ammo? A Cross-Section of Bullets
National Geographic ^ | 7-13-2013 | Sabine Pearlman and Melody Kramer

Posted on 08/08/2013 1:24:06 PM PDT by Renfield

Artist Sabine Pearlman headed to Switzerland in 2012 on a unique mission. She was there to photograph 900 cross-sections of ammunition in order to expose the "otherwise invisible architecture" of some of the most destructive weaponry ever created.

But in doing so, Pearlman made a conscious choice to not provide her audience with details about specifics: things like the names or purposes of the bullets themselves.

"I wanted to keep them out of context, in order to make it possible for people who look at the images to appreciate them for many different reasons," she said....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ammunition; banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment; technology
Really interesting. I had no idea that there were flechette-containing bullets, and other advances shown here....
1 posted on 08/08/2013 1:24:06 PM PDT by Renfield
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2 posted on 08/08/2013 1:25:06 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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Reminds me of a reloader who loaded his shotgun shells with short nails with flattened heads.

You should have seen what it did to a ham! Waste of a good ham too!


3 posted on 08/08/2013 1:29:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Remember .. these are specialty rounds.


4 posted on 08/08/2013 1:35:41 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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Gives me ideas for stuff to do at the reloading bench...maybe.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 1:38:41 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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I think some of the art were bullets that never made through testing like the three stacked in one shell. I saw that somewhere but I don’t think anything became of. Looks like scare tactics form national pornographic to me.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 1:38:51 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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Fascinating. I wonder what the one in the middle is for.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 1:38:53 PM PDT by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: DirtyPigpen

I was not thinking the same thing .. I think.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 1:41:43 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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I’m lazy. Still haven’t got around to messing with sabot.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 1:45:05 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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Years ago (1960s) I read how some troops in Korea were given these new flechette rounds to test. When some NK troops infiltrated the DMZ, these rounds were used and found to kill the invaders dead, double dead and dead,dead,dead! All from one round each.

Knowing our wimpy proclivity for making nice clean kills, these rounds were probably banned, or put on the back burner to allow the .223 1/14 rifling to progress.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 1:46:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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“Fascinating. I wonder what the one in the middle is for.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flechette


11 posted on 08/08/2013 1:49:40 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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Hyperbole alert -- "most destructive weaponry ever created". Offhand, I'd say that there are many, many forms of weaponry that are far more destructive than rifle rounds.

And just to be picky, the cross-sections shown are those of cartridges, not bullets.

12 posted on 08/08/2013 1:52:03 PM PDT by Bob
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Bullets? Those look like cartridges to me. The bullet is only one of four main components.

Journalists...sheesh.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 1:53:01 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Renfield

Cool!


14 posted on 08/08/2013 1:53:29 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: knarf

Hmmm if you shot the middle one into some machinery, wouldn’t that be sabotage?

Pun Ping!


15 posted on 08/08/2013 2:01:24 PM PDT by Voice of Reason1 (Absolute power corrupts absolutely Lord Acton 1887)
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"the most destructive weaponry ever created"


16 posted on 08/08/2013 2:15:12 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (Fight Third-World Despotism. Overthrow Obama.)
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(Actually, I don't know why Persepolis is in there. I just grabbed the image from the Ms Magazine website.)
17 posted on 08/08/2013 2:16:59 PM PDT by Flatus I. Maximus (Fight Third-World Despotism. Overthrow Obama.)
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GMTA


18 posted on 08/08/2013 2:17:55 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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"Fascinating. I wonder what the one in the middle is for."

A really long game of Jarts.

19 posted on 08/08/2013 2:39:03 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Where's my pressure cooker backpack wmd ricin laced al qaeda terrorist BASSELOPE?)
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To: Kommodor

It’s for penetrating body armor. (I don’t have any inside information, but the intent is obvious....)


20 posted on 08/08/2013 4:18:43 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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