posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 04:34 PM
I am impressed.
BB's are round and subject to environmental things such as wind & gusts. They usually don’t spin and are not very accurate to shoot with because of
that - especially if coming from a short barrel like that of the hand gun being used.
BB's could be more accurate if the shot travels a short distance and comes from a high velocity air-gun. But, short distances and high velocities
would make this guy’s job way harder that it already is.
Pellets are a lot more accurate. If using a pellet rifle, then there is likely some rifling in the barrel which will cause the pellet to spin as it
leaves the barrel. Also the pellet is not shaped like a ball and is more aero-dynamic. Thus it will able to hit the intended target more accurately
than a BB would due to less interference from wind or any gusts.
Therefore it's easier to hit the pellet, but not so easy to hit the BB.
The white BB used looks like an Air-Soft BB. Not like the Copperhead metallic BB's from my youth. I would be really impressed if he cut a metallic BB
instead. Air-soft BB's are made of compressed corn-starch powder so they can disintegrate over time, thus being environmentally friendly.
According to my math (200*5,280/60/60) 200 MPH works out to 293.33 feet per second. Slow by BB standards. It would be possible to see the BB leave the
gun and hit the target.
I would be really, really, really impressed if he could cut a metallic BB instead shot from a 1,300 foot per second rifle within 30 yards. (800+
There is one thing that I do wonder about – why isn’t the guy wearing any eye protection? That BB could very easily be blown towards him and cause
an injury. Then what? No more show's to put on.
It's no fun being a one-eye Samurai. Didn’t anyone warn him about “Shooting your eye out”?
Guess he missed that show every Christmas.