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    Ballistics photographer captures images of the microsecond a bullet leaves a gun.

    High-speed ballistics photographer Herra Kuulapaa, from Finland, has spent the last 7 years perfecting his technique for capturing images of the microseconds after a bullet is fired. Here a specially adapted .44 Magnum ( with shortened muzzle for extra flame) is fired in the studio.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/p...?frame=2791751
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    For a Ruger that seems like a awful lot of BC flames.
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    Look at the fire hazard that guns are!!!!

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    Our own Peter Nap has done some fantistic video work on bullets in flight.

    I recall one such where you could actually see the rotation of the round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Our own Peter Nap has done some fantistic video work on bullets in flight.

    I recall one such where you could actually see the rotation of the round.
    I've been able to get stills mostly Grapeshot. The muzzle flash is easy, the bullet is tougher unless you have an ultra high speed camera.

    It's mostly trial and luck with me.
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    Now that I've been around all you 2A lawyers for a few years, the first question that goes through my mind is, "As a Finn, what did this guy have to do to get that firearm?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom First View Post
    Now that I've been around all you 2A lawyers for a few years, the first question that goes through my mind is, "As a Finn, what did this guy have to do to get that firearm?"Wiki
    Did you read your citation-link, 1+ Million guns amongst 5+ Million, ~20%? In the US ~34% own a gun. And Finland has a "Wild West" in their Lappi, 200,000 population in 40,000 sq. miles of Taiga.

    Living on the southern boundary of the US/Neartic Taiga, I have considerable empathy for my Scandinavian neighbors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    Did you read your citation-link, 1+ Million guns amongst 5+ Million, ~20%? In the US ~34% own a gun. And Finland has a "Wild West" in their Lappi, 200,000 population in 40,000 sq. miles of Taiga.

    Living on the southern boundary of the US/Neartic Taiga, I have considerable empathy for my Scandinavian neighbors.
    The part I found most interesting was their take on guns that disappeared from estates as "lost". Kinda like folks and their horrific boating accidents...
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