MythBusters World Exclusive: Pistol Fired at 73,000 FPS

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MythBusters world exclusive!

“Adam Savage is nearly rendered speechless by incredible slomo footage that captures a bullet being fired at 73,000 frames per second. Shot at these speeds, the video reveals a dance of pressure and fire that would otherwise be missed by the unaided eye,” says Discovery’s official YouTube channel.

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  • Caleb December 15, 2015, 9:14 am

    Maybe you should consider changing the title to “Firing Pistol Recorded at 73,000 FPS.”

  • methadras August 24, 2015, 1:39 pm

    What is really interesting is that by the time the initial gas and pressure wave leave the barrel, the bullet then leaves the barrel, but the weapon itself is fairly still and normalized, so I’m beginning to wonder if the myths about steady aim movement by the time the bullet leaves the gun have any affect on aim at all.

  • Boba Fett August 24, 2015, 8:25 am

    Before I clicked on it, I got excited because I thought the “FPS” was referring to the muzzle velocity. I thought, “73,000 feet per second?!? How the hell did they pull that off with a pistol??!!?!?” Then I saw that the “F” was for “Frames.” Still a cool video, though.

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