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DOD wants bullet that can change direction after being fired

7 Responses to “Who don’t?”

  1. Roger Says:

    I have had quite a few bullets that change direction after being fired. They are quite commonly found with serious match competitors. The statement “I called an X but that round wound up an 8.” is quite common, although the 8 can be a 7 or a 9. (God forbid a 6.)
    The only problem I have is that I don’t know WHICH bullet is going to change direction after having been fired. :-^

  2. HL Says:

    lol, Roger beat me to it. I was thinking the same.

  3. Deaf Smith Says:

    Now lets think this out.

    If you have the technology to make the bullets change direction in mid-flight, then it’s also possible for the enemy to jam it so the fails to follow it’s course.

    In WW2 a German bomber dropped a Fritz X radio-controlled bomb at a ship. The British ship’s captain was shaving with an electric shaver. When he turned it on the Fritz X crashed into the sea.

    So experts asked his crew if they did anything when it was fired at them. The Capitan told him about his shaver. They confiscated it and from it found the frequency used by the Germans.

    And yes it was the key to stopping the Fritz X missiles.

    Sure would hate if those ‘smart’ bullets decided to come back at their users.

  4. Huck Says:

    Bullets often do change direction after being fired; When they ricochet off something.

  5. Paul Kisling Says:

    I find most rounds change direction upon impact…

  6. mikee Says:

    If you can’t shoot well, use a Rocket Propelled Grenade. Cheap to manufacture, easy to use, wide kill/damage radius, can take down hardened targets as well as individuals. Why design a complicated and expensive bullet to do what a current weapon does so well?

    It takes training and practice and good equipment to make a rifleman. Maybe downsizing the RPG rounds to be sized closer to a 12 guage shell could be done cheaper with similar results as a smart bullet. And it would not be jammable.

    Wasn’t it Jeff Cooper who described the RPG as the weapon of choice for this era of the “common” man?

  7. Lyle Says:

    All bullets constantly change direction after being fired. It’s called a trajectory instead of a line for a reason.

    I think we mean to say “guided”, “actively guided” or “steerable”.

    “Wasn’t it Jeff Cooper who described the RPG as the weapon of choice for this era of the “common” man?”

    Yes, exactly. He also called it a “slob’s weapon”, but he often used colorful terminology. He himself had worked extensively with various propelled grenade platforms, and thought highly enough of some of them to request a particular round (which never came to be).