BTAmmo Labs test
Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
according to wikipedia, the GP90 doesn't tumble on impact (so i'm assuming that it therefore wouldn't fragment either?)
might not be a very good terminal performer.
although i'm sure it's VERY accurate.
Other bullets in use by militaries are quite back heavy, due to a long, sharp point created in an attempt to get the maximum ballistic coefficient (see external ballistics). These bullets will flip over after impact, then settle into a stable, back first orientation before stopping. The Swiss military actually redesigned their 5.56 mm assault rifle bullet to prevent this, to more fully comply with the spirit of the Hague Convention, though according to some sources the present GP90 5.56x45mm Swiss assault rifle ammunition was actually designed as an armor-piercing bullet, because in the 1980s it was perceived that the Soviets and their Warsaw Pact allies were going to issue soft body armor to infantry units on a wide basis, but after the end of the Cold War, the Bofors corporation, having spent a great deal of money on developing the new bullet, changed the sales pitch in order to sell it to the Swiss government.
can anyone verify this from somewhere other than the wikipedia article on terminal ballistics?
Looks like ya dont wanna get tagged with one.....
What the fuck were you going to do? Laugh the last three guys to death, funnyman?!
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