Some crazy empties his Tupperware in a trash can:
Although they don't always use real scientific experiments in their show, I did see a MythBusters episode where they shot a lot of different firearms both underwater and into standing water. It appeared to me that the faster the round moved the more apt it was to disentigrate when it hit the water. Shooting while underwater was in many cases an exercise in futility as many rounds didn't travel far or with any penetrating power. The shotgun they shot underwater basically exploded.tace said:Bullets don't travel the same as underwater as they do in air. They go much shorter distances with much less power. So, Shooting someone underwater may not be a great idea even if the gun is a water pistol.
Then again, I saw a demo for a Sphinx 9mm that put a hole in wood target underwater, fired by a diver.
I'm not saying this to be contrary but here goes...Firearmz said:Remember water is heavy and the deeper you submerge the firearm the more pressure and weight you have in the barrel, at some point you are going to lose your normal least path of resistance better known as the barrel, then who knows where it is going to be.
32 ft (fresh water) = 1 atm = 14.92 psi (std day)Firearmz said:Remember water is heavy and the deeper you submerge the firearm the more pressure and weight you have in the barrel, at some point you are going to lose your normal least path of resistance better known as the barrel, then who knows where it is going to be.
Sure, but a lot more pressure will build up in the barrel before the bullet exits.AeroShooter said:At the operating depths of human beings, water pressure is not a significant factor for the gun. And when I say the gun, I'm talking about the water pressure deforming the actual parts of the gun.
Powder should burn when wet, though maybe not as fast/completely.Ammunition is a different story. One can derive experimentally, the force required to force the bullet back into the casing from the crimp, thus flooding the casing, and rendering the powder inoperable (powder still doesn't fire when wet, correct?) From this value, one can predict a depth at which the cartridge will fail.
setenv attention_whoring = true;kkennett said:Aeroshooter is correct.
Fixed that for you (got to shout that out loud)kkennett said:I, too, am in fact a rocket scientist (at least by undergraduate education).