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Subject: The Underwater Shot
SYSOP    12/10/2019 5:26:58 AM
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trenchsol       12/10/2019 10:53:33 AM
I wonder if those bullets can be effective against sharks. Sharks are usually not a big problem, but when they become one, a solution is needed urgently.
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gandalf       12/10/2019 8:22:24 PM
"When fired from close to the surface (from a dock or ship) bullets pick up a lot of speed before hitting the water..." Bullets pick up a lot of speed where ever they are fired from, close to or far from the surface of water, so long as they are still in the barrel. We know what you mean, but ... it may be useful to point out that previous designs used extremely elongated and therefore heavy bullets to achieve useful underwater performance. This necessitated modest muzzle velocities, which limited accuracy in the air but also reduced ricochet angles upon hitting the water.
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