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Posted: 1/9/2006 2:13:34 PM EDT
Talking to a co-worker today and guns came up.

He said a 223\5.56*45 travels so fast that it can hit a blade of grass and disintegrate.

Any truth to this? or is it a complete exaggeration?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:14:27 PM EDT
Uhhh he's sofa king retarted.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:15:03 PM EDT

Was he a SEAL in Nam ?

If that was true, all .223 would disintegrate at the shooting range, every time you hit the paper target.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:15:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Talking to a co-worker today and guns came up.

He said a 223\5.56*45 travels so fast that it can hit a blade of grass and disintegrate.

Any truth to this? or is it a complete exaggeration?

You have to ask?


Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:15:24 PM EDT
If you can't figure this on out on your own, you need to wise up quick...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:16:24 PM EDT
Maybe he has a carbon nanotube lawn. That or he's been smoking some grass...
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:16:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 2:16:41 PM EDT by Only_Hits_Count]
Naw man, them bullets TUMBLE in flight - makes 'em hit harder.

and a .45?? it can hit a man in the tip of his pinky- and knock him flat on his ass!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:16:53 PM EDT
I wonder if he knows there are many cartridges faster than the .223?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:17:33 PM EDT
Where does he get the grass that he's smoking? Must be some good stuff.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:17:51 PM EDT
Well, it depends.

If the blade of grass is directly in front of a rather large rock, then yes, the bullet will disintegrate after it hits the blade of grass.

Otherwise, no. It'll zip through as if nothing were there.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:18:39 PM EDT
They used to tell us that the 5.56 was so fast that a hit anywhere on the body, even on the little finger, would cause all the internal organs to disintegrate, that wasn't true either!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:18:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:19:13 PM EDT
It's true.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:20:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 2:22:21 PM EDT by fxntime]
I wonder if he is talking about the 45 grain varmint round. It takes VERY little for one to disintigrate. A blade of grass might not do it but it would not take much more, a small twig possibly would do it. Very fragile round. It's not so much because they are fast but because they are constructed very lightly.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:23:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:27:06 PM EDT
Hey, I met that guy at a gun show!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:27:54 PM EDT
If the Grass was bamboo maybe
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:33:57 PM EDT
possible???
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:37:03 PM EDT
Over 7,000 posts here and you have to ask?

Le­ss posting. More reading


Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:42:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:45:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:
It's true.

That's why cops wear these nifty grass jackets:

connieandreg.typepad.com/connie_and_reg/images/reg_in_grass_jacket_1.jpg



ROTFLMAO!!!!!

OH OH... I'm dying here!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:47:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Talking to a co-worker today and guns came up.

He said a 223\5.56*45 travels so fast that it can hit a blade of grass and disintegrate.

Any truth to this? or is it a complete exaggeration?



Absolutely..................................

<­BR>

No­t true.....


They do tumble though!!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:49:20 PM EDT
YES...

it is true.

The blade of grass will disintegrate.

You all are reading his question wrong!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:50:46 PM EDT
When shooting my .220-swift with 35 grain varmit loads prone they dont always make it to the target in one piece. They seem very easily affected by small things.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:51:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:52:21 PM EDT
Ask him what 44magnums do and report back
I love guys like this,entertains the hell out of me.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:53:50 PM EDT
no, your friend is misinformed.

What actually happens is that the bullet is moving so fast that it goes back in time and your friend only thinks it disintigrates
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 2:55:53 PM EDT
I do love the range-reports on these clown-stories!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:01:48 PM EDT
Thanks guys.

And yes, i've been around long enough to know.

I am planning on showing this to him in the morning.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:04:00 PM EDT
Do you really have to ask?


Of course, it's true.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:36:12 PM EDT
It is completely true.


Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Talking to a co-worker today and guns came up.

He said a 223\5.56*45 travels so fast that it can hit a blade of grass and disintegrate.

Any truth to this? or is it a complete exaggeration?

Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:39:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inatree:
Ask him what 44magnums do and report back
I love guys like this,entertains the hell out of me.



OMG!!! NO ONE actually shoots those things!!!! It'd bust your wrist into a jillion pieces!!! Ii happened to a cousin of this guy I work with.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:45:33 PM EDT
You serious?
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 3:47:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Inatree:
Ask him what 44magnums do and report back
I love guys like this,entertains the hell out of me.


Why, it'll blow your head cleeeaaannn off! I know, because Dirty Harry says so.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:06:54 PM EDT
Tell him to hide behind a clump of grass and let you shoot at him with a 5.56x45.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:20:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Only_Hits_Count:
Naw man, them bullets TUMBLE in flight - makes 'em hit harder.

and a .45?? it can hit a man in the tip of his pinky- and knock him flat on his ass!!!!!



Unless he plugs the bbl of your .45 with his pinky.
Then your gun will not fire at all.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:37:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gmtmaster:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Talking to a co-worker today and guns came up.

He said a 223\5.56*45 travels so fast that it can hit a blade of grass and disintegrate.

Any truth to this? or is it a complete exaggeration?



Absolutely..................................

<­BR>

No­t true.....


They do tumble though!!!!


Ha ha ha ,yeah...thats a good one.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:44:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 4:49:58 PM EDT by CK1]
My friend pulled this... out of this... .

I wouldn't say NEVER or ALWAYS. Funny words to use in logic and philosophy because long after you're dead, someone could come up with the one counterexample he needs to refute it. Spongebob ain't grass but he sure is a far ways from the density and consistency of people.

Note: Two jackets from XM193 pulled out of Spongebob at 75 yards. I was there but my friend did the digging.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 4:53:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CK1:
My friend pulled this... tinypic.com/k0ljlx.jpg out of this... tinypic.com/k0ln5g.jpg.

I wouldn't say NEVER or ALWAYS. Funny words to use in logic and philosophy because long after you're dead, someone could come up with the one counterexample he needs to refute it. Spongebob ain't grass but he sure is a far ways from the density and consistency of people.

Note: Two jackets from XM193 pulled out of Spongebob at 75 yards. I was there but my friend did the digging.



Stupid small arms defense researchers, why didn't they think of making bullet-proof vests out of Spongebob.....
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:16:30 PM EDT
I'm ordering a Bob vest to freakin' day!!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:19:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:24:19 PM EDT
I know a guy that was in the army about 15 years ago that claims that M-16s are smoothbore.
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