Falling bullets are unlikely to be lethal

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Falling bullets are unlikely to be lethal
« on: 05/12/2010 17:35:50 »
Kevin A  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Mythbusters investigated this a while ago http://mythbustersresults.com/episode50

Actually falling bullets have much lower velocity and are tumbling as they fall, so they would likely not be lethal.  Bullets on a steep trajectory still carry energy from the firearm and are much more dangerous. 

I enjoy the show, keep up the good work.

Kevin

Superior, WI USA

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