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#175 - the vault didn't even have loot. just tentacles and dissapointment  [+] (2 new replies) 01/29/2016 on Spoilers +40
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#419 - thevaulthunter (01/29/2016) [-]
But it did have loot. Only Jack knew how to take advantage of Eridium and the Eye of the Destroyer.
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#202 - atheisttsiehta (01/29/2016) [-]
borderlands 1
#8 - did she look hard enough? i mean, brazil is kinda big 01/28/2016 on Brazil +2
#227 - I HAVE QUESTIONS in the case where some guns are al…  [+] (5 new replies) 01/19/2016 on Guns 101 +2
#271 - anon (01/19/2016) [-]
- the burning powder CREATES expanding gas...that's what expels the bullet from the barrel. Some weapon systems siphon off some of this gas to re-cock the weapon.

- the internals, like above, are often run by the expanding gas itself. Sometimes it's just the raw recoil of the explosion pushing the bolt/slide back and then a spring pushing it back forward.

- likeliness of dying from a shot depends more on what it hits than whether it stays in. In the military we were taught to not even care if the bullet exited beyond the fact that it's a second hole to plug.

- not really. Like any muzzle device, it can change the point of aim...but you just re-zero. However, (most) firearms actually make TWO noises when fired. The actual explosion of the powder (which is what most people think of) and the sonic "crack" of the bullet going through air at greater than the speed of sound. Silence a weapon completely and the bullet is still going to make that big loud crack as it hits the air. To have any real effective suppression you need to use different ammo that does NOT accelerate the bullet past the speed of sound. Therefore the end effect is that a silenced system does have quite different range/ballistics from a non-silenced one. But it's because you used different ammo...not because the suppressor actually "did" that.

- it affects it at any distance...but at which point is it large enough for you to care? Depends on the level of accuracy you're trying to achieve...but it's a long fcking ways either way.

- clips are not (usually) part of a weapon's function at all. The most common form (stripper clips) are just little metal strips that ammunition can come attached to that make it easier to slide the ammo into the magazine. You then just discard the stripper clip.

- glocks didn't really have much more issue with it than anything else...if you put an overly hot reload in any weapon you could blow it up.

- unlikely that it would spark from that...that's mostly just movies. If they hit off just the right rock their might be a little spark...but I've literally probably watched a million rounds go downrange during night exercises and the only ones that light anything up are the tracer rounds.

- Originally there was quite an enormous difference between rifle rounds and pistol rounds. like...pistol rounds were pretty much all < 500-600 ft/lbs energy and rifle rounds were pretty much all > 2000 ft/lbs energy. Intermediate rifle rounds were designed specifically to bridge that gap, the most common ones being 5.56x45mm, 7.62x39mm, 5.45mm, etc. As for where the actual cutoff is...that's debatable. But the ones being used in most actual assault rifles are not very debatable because they literally are what the term was made to describe. Usually in the 1 thousands as far as ft/lbs of energy.
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#246 - thelastamerican (01/19/2016) [-]
Last question:

There isn't really a line in the sand where on one side you see pistol cartridges and on the other you see all the rifle cartridges. For the most part though, an intermediate cartridge is just a round with less power than a full on battle rifle cartridge. ALL handgun rounds are intermideate, and SOME rifle rounds are intermideate. There's a huge debate weather a .223 is an intermediate version of the .556 for example. They're basically the same thing, but the .223 has much less explosive power than the .556 version. They both fit into the same gun, and for the most part both guns eat both just fine, but because of the power difference between the two some consider the .223 to be the intermediate version of the .556.
#274 - anon (01/19/2016) [-]
No, handgun rounds are not intermediate. "Intermediate" means "Intermediate rifle round", as opposed to "full powered rifle rounds". Intermediate rifle rounds are, by definition, between what would typically have been a traditional full rifle round and a pistol round. That's why they are "intermediate", they are between the two, which traditionally had a very large gap between them in energy levels.
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#244 - thelastamerican (01/19/2016) [-]
I have some answers.

Ok, so all guns work by using an explosion to shoot a bullet right? Well, some guns that are "gas opperated" Have a hole in the barrel where some of the gas that shoots the bullet forward is re-directed to work the action of the gun and load another round into the barrel. It's got it's ups and downs, but it's a pretty reliable method of reloading the gun after you shoot it.

This is a really complicated answer, so before I begin I'll just give you the simple answer: Yes. Ok, so a bullet that stays in you libeates ALL it's kenetic energy into your spongy body and that's usually a pretty bad thing, but that could mean the bullet is under-powered. Meanwhile, a bullet that passes through you doesn't transfer all it's energy into you, so you get to avoid the extra trauma, BUT: a bullet that passes through you probably had more kinetic energy to begin with, witch may mean you have a bigger problem. For the most part a bullet inside of you is much worse, because you have to go in surgically, and pull it out, there's shrapnel to deal with and so on and so on. (It's very messy) but in the end, I would rather not have either problem.

Yes, they do, but not by a whole lot. It's like the difference between being hit by a car at 70mph and one going 68mph. The gasses from the bullet are mostly contained, but they still exist.

Coriolis effect is when you shoot a bullet so far that the earth actually moves under the bullet by a measurable distance. Technically, you could compensate for it at any range, but for the most part, people don't deal with shooting that far. Tank crews and artillery crews have to deal with it, but they have computers to do that. For the most part, if you're far enough away to be worrying about the Coriolis effect you just call in an air strike, or you're shooting at something that's large enough that t won't matter, like if you're shooting a .50 cal at an airplane to take it out of service or something like that.

For the most part, clips haven't been used in guns for about 40 years. Rightly, they're called stripper clips, and they were just a metal strip that held a certain number of bullets together. The gun would have a magazine, but it wasn't something you could take out of the gun, so when it came time to reload, you would pull out a stripper clip with bullets on it, stick it above the gun's internal magazine, and push the bullets into the magazine. It was quite a bit more effective than loading in each round by hand one at a time, but not nearly as easy as using detachable magazines, witch is how we load guns today.

Glock has been called combat Tupperware. It's basically a normal hand gun, but wherever possible it's metal parts have been substituted with plastic or carbon, or porcine parts. In the beginning they had a bad wrap for being unreliable, and to a certain degree they earned that reputation, but Glock has worked out the kinks since then to the point that I don't have any problem with them at all, other than my own personal feelings that they're far overly complicated witch makes them more prone to malfunction. I prefer simplicity.

Suppressors are made from a bunch of stuff, but in their most basic form, it's just a mathematical equation. You find the volume of gas that your gun produces when shooting a certain bullet, and find a way to contain that gas and allow it to bleed off more slowly. There is actually a product you can buy that will screw on to your handgun on one end, and an oil filter on the other end. The oil filter is large enough to contain the explosive gasses, and you end up with what most people would consider a suppressed shot.

Bullets CAN cause sparks. For the most part they do not, but in certain very specific conditions you can create sparks. The average bullet hitting just about anything won't do the trick though. You need a steel surface and armor piercing ammunition that uses a steel core, or it just won't work. We use lead and brass for a reason.
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#238 - actuallybuddyboy (01/19/2016) [-]
Gas operated weapons use the gases from a shot to propel the bolt backwards. Guns that don't use the gas rely on either the user to cycle the weapon or the force of the bullet to move the bolt/slide.

A gun is just springs and metal. Lugs, catches, and other metal bits.

A bullet stuck in you is worse.

Yes, but not by an insane amount like video games portray.

Not any distance you reasonably should be shooting without a DMR or such.

Clips are bits of metal that were used to hold cartridges for older semiautomatic rifles. Some pistols also used them, but they are now obsolete.

I have no idea that glocks exploded ever.

They are just metal cylinders with chambers that trap gases let sound bounce around and lose energy.

No, bullets won't ignite stuff. But metal on metal contact MIGHT spark.

It's all just terms, like saying mid sized car versus sedan. I do know that anything above 50 cal is considered a destructive device though. banned in the U.S. (there are exceptions)

Aside from that, check out this video, I'm sure it'll add to what I said.
#25 - it's so odd how he seems like a hardcore ass dude and a pussy … 01/15/2016 on gotta survive +13
#102 - gg well played you win 10/10  [+] (1 new reply) 01/14/2016 on I'm having TOO MUCH fun... 0
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#103 - leonhardt (01/14/2016) [-]
I love how mad everyone is.
#150 - the word for that is pragmatic. i'm the same, and receive my f… 01/11/2016 on scotty 0
#1040 - i want one of those things that replying to this thing will give me 12/01/2015 on FJ Demographics 0
#121 - for me it was the prince of egypt. that nightmare sequence whe…  [+] (1 new reply) 11/29/2015 on Mazes +1
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#129 - foodyquest (11/29/2015) [-]
They were only slaves
#8 - i don't think that pic is big enough man 11/27/2015 on Card +18
#8 - but who was phone?  [+] (3 new replies) 11/21/2015 on I wish I had a mini version... +41
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#13 - trescope (11/21/2015) [-]
we must go deeper
#16 - anon (11/21/2015) [-]
went too deep

found Jimmy Hoffa
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#21 - assassindash (11/21/2015) [-]
Lucky, all I found was a bunch of dead squirrels and old people.