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#1 User is offline   I.K.E. 

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

So the Mythbusters tried to shoot a bullet with a bullet.

Given that paintballs are traveling significantly slower (within speeds that we can actually see), what do you think of the possibility of intentionally shooting a paintball out of the air with another paintball?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

It's extremely difficult but can be done.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

Ive seen it done....but havnt a clue how to calculate the odds.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

Well it would certainly be easier to shoot a paintball coming more or less straight towards you than to shoot one traveling perpendicular to your line of sight. But it would have to be extremely difficult either way.

Perhaps I'll see if my brother is willing to help me run an experiment - with him being the one defending himself of course...
I think we're going to need as many data points as possible to get a good strong result... ;)
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Seen it done, done it. Takes some doin, but not impossible.

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