[time-nuts] Why .30 cal holes can't be seen at 800 yds...
michael.conlen at ncf.edu
Wed Nov 3 23:54:08 UTC 2010
There's always nitroglycerin. I've heard it reacts well to vibration.
On Nov 3, 2010, at 5:55 PM, William H. Fite wrote:
> Nitrogen triiodide is safer, cheaper, and you can make it yourself. Put on
> the target wet, hang it while still wet, let it dry...
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Bill Hawkins <bill at iaxs.net> wrote:
>> Actually, some old dynamite that is leaking an oily liquid
>> is a sure-fire way to get a flash. Just don't drop it.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Hawkins [mailto:bill at iaxs.net]
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 4:39 PM
>> To: 'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'
>> Subject: RE: [time-nuts] Why .30 cal holes can't be seen at 800 yds...
>> I haven't been following this thread that won't die, but I've
>> contributed to others :^)
>> If the problem is that it is expensive to detect when a bullet
>> hits a target half a mile away, then have I got a solution for
>> Visit any friendly neighborhood terrorist supply store and buy
>> a small quantity of PETN, or any other explosive that can be
>> detonated by the impact of a bullet. Smear a coating of this
>> over the area of the target that you intend to hit.
>> When you hit the target, there will be a very bright flash
>> with a very fast propagation velocity, which should be adequate
>> for the average 10X scope and photosensor.
>> No, I don't know where to find a terrorist supply store. Perhaps
>> you can make do with the PETN in blasting caps, or brew up a
>> batch of nitrogen tri-iodide, as any college freshman could do
>> in the fifties. Or try the powders from a Very pistol flare.
>> Yours for more creative solutions,
>> Bill Hawkins
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