Higher than a speeding bullet?

#1
Following a very strange visit to the pub last night,a question for you lot.
If a round was fired into the sky,90 degrees to the earth,and pretend the wind,and the rotation of the earth is not a problem,how high would the round travel before falling back to earth?
 
#3
Tough one, but with my superior intellect and £2 Tesco Back 2 School Calculator I've worked it out as exactly 1478.3m or 1616.6 yards or 4850.6 feet.


Hope that helps.
 
#4
I guess the distance would be greater firing 90 degrees from the Southern Hemisphere (as opposed to the Northern), because it would be down, not up. :wink:
 
#5
JEEEEEEEEE-SUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I bet it's party time everynight in your local.

(BTW the answer is ZERO. The ROUND wouldn't travel anywhere. A projectile from the round would though.)
 
#6
Whiskey_60 said:
Tough one, but with my superior intellect and £2 Tesco Back 2 School Calculator I've worked it out as exactly 1478.3m or 1616.6 yards or 4850.6 feet.


Hope that helps.
Sir, I've double checked your calculation and regret to inform you that you've failed to account for the difference in height from the firing position to the point of impact - as such your figure is short by a matter of six feet...

Regards

Mrs Trellis, North Wales.
 
#7
labrat said:
Whiskey_60 said:
Tough one, but with my superior intellect and £2 Tesco Back 2 School Calculator I've worked it out as exactly 1478.3m or 1616.6 yards or 4850.6 feet.


Hope that helps.
Sir, I've double checked your calculation and regret to inform you that you've failed to account for the difference in height from the firing position to the point of impact - as such your figure is short by a matter of six feet...

Regards

Mrs Trellis, North Wales.
No! All those hours wasted over those calculations, my wife left me because I was so tied in to my work, i lost my job, my friends - all for nothing!








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#8
dingerr said:
JEEEEEEEEE-SUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I bet it's party time everynight in your local.

(BTW the answer is ZERO. The ROUND wouldn't travel anywhere. A projectile from the round would though.)

:D
 
#14
I was once told a 7.62 would travel approx 4 miles if nothing got in it's way that is.
 
#15
blue-sophist said:
Surely that depends on the quantity and type of propellant in the case?

A 0.5 bullet fired by a .22 case would miss the ceiling by a couple of feet :lol:
And just how do you intend on combining those two components? Black nasty? Spunk? Gypsy's filth?
 
#16
ooh, ooh - altitude too, what if the bullet was fired from the top of everest? Lower air density/pressure, plus fractionally lower gravitational field...
 
#17
devilish said:
blue-sophist said:
Surely that depends on the quantity and type of propellant in the case?

A 0.5 bullet fired by a .22 case would miss the ceiling by a couple of feet :lol:
And just how do you intend on combining those two components? Black nasty? Spunk? Gypsy's filth?
Using the inverse sabot technique, by filing the base of the bullet to fit the case. I would have thought that was bleeding obvious.

The alternative would be to re-work the end of the .22 case to fit the .50 round, but I think that would be a bell-end too far [for this thread].
 
#18
What barrel length are we going for?

I would suggest 60 calibres
 
#19
While we're on this subject.

If you fire a gun in the vacuum of space, would the bullet travel forever, subject to it not hitting anything like a planet?

secondly, would it actually go off? Zero oxygen?
 
#20
I can't believe I was sad enough to try and find out. Luckily, the Myth busters had already had a crack at it. Or something like it. And a very interesting read it is too. Link

I'll get my coat :oops:
 

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