Getting in-depth when it comes to bullet shock waves (VIDEO)

If you have ever been curious about the differences in the shock waves that bullets create in flight, this is for you.

Dustin with Smarter Every Day uses slow motion Schlieren photography, which captures all the variations in air currents that the naked eye can’t see through the use of mirrors and shadow refraction to capture some pretty neat shock waves. As in the shockwave from a Barrett .50-cal for starters.

Next up is a drastic face-off in wave propagation between subsonic and super-sonic rounds which has a huge difference, and a revolver, which “leaks” shock waves from the cylinder as well.

You’ll dig it.

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