Astonishing High Speed Video of Bullets on Impact

I was led to this through a links round-up from Stephen Hart’s magisterial blog.  The link line was  “Inside the mind of Ted Nugent” — which is almost more terrifying than what you will see below, which is beauty and terror to a techno beat

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8 Comments on “Astonishing High Speed Video of Bullets on Impact”

  1. Captain Friday Says:


  2. A.J. Hill Says:

    I’ve never met Ted Nugent, but it wouldn’t surprise me to discover that his eyes are blank, like Little Orphan Annie’s. People who kill animals for recreation are expressing some horrible inner emptiness, and Nugent embodies this aberration in its most virulent form.

    “Make-a-Wish just makes me want to puke my guts out,” he declared recently, when that organization curtailed its involvement in hunting. My reaction was just the opposite. What more perverse way to “celebrate” life could there be than gratuitous killing? (Nugent thinks it’s “beautiful”.)

    Regretably Make a Wish Foundation evaded the central issue of hunting by characterizing their decision as a matter of “safety”, another manifestation of the moral cowardice that infects our culture. Hunters constitute a small, but belligerent minority. I never miss an opportunity to take them on, but sadly my voice is small.

    • 308 Says:

      That’s because YOU are small… If it were not for hunters there would be no white Tail deer in North America – due to the hunting license fees and money contributed from the hunting folks they are in annoyingly large numbers as well as Ducks, Geese, Quail, Phesant etc., etc. The hunters I know are some f the most avid conservationalist you could ever meet – better to really get to know the subject before sticking your liberal foot in your nasty mouth.


  3. Jim Bales Says:


    It looks like these were shot with the Shimadzu high-speed video camera (1 Mfps, 312 x 260 pixels, 100-image-deep buffer). The last two summers, Todd Rumbaugh (of Hadland Imaging) has had one on campus for our summer professional course on high-speed imaging. If I can get him to bring it again next June, you are welcome to come by and check it out.

    In fact, consider this to be an invitation to swing by the Edgerton Center and get the nickel tour. We don’t do much high-speed video of bullets, but we take pretty good still photos of them!


    (PS — Howdy LL, and thanks for the pointer to Tom’s blog you posted at Philosoraptor some time ago.)

  4. Bob Says:

    If it were not for hunters and their conservation support from licences etc. there wouldn’t be many of the animals that are hunted. At the start of the 19th century the white tail deer was nearly extinct on the North American Continent. But, due to the efforts of hunters (Not the liberaly ignorant pussies or the federal government)the deer are nearly over running most states – the Ducks,Geese and wetlands are another recipient of the conservation provided by hunters. Check out your FACTS before you speak. It is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

  5. AJ Hill Says:

    FACT: To the extent that they support environmental protection at all, hunters do so in an unbalanced, often destructive way. They care only about having a sufficient number of target animals, often at the expense of other parts of the biosphere. One of the primary reasons for the overcrowding of whitetails in eastern forests (not to mention suburbs) is the myopic focus of hunting groups on deer populations.

    There are plenty of groups who support wetlands – birdwatchers and other wildlife enthusiasts – without inflicting the high rates of incidental wounding of waterfowl that hunters and their shotguns do. I say, keep your licensing fees and leave wildlife protection to the people who genuinely care about the animals.

    • Tom Says:

      Dudes – what’s with this sudden interest in a post now a year old or so?

      I’d say some hunter groups have been effective conservationists and wilderness folks, but agree w. Hill that hte instrumental motivation limits their effectiveness. Happy for the help when it’s useful, but am unprepared to leave environmentalism only to the heavily armed.

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