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Old May 15th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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Originally posted by tjoneslo:
The article Anthony linked to does not address my main objection to the PE tazer rounds, which is bullets tumble, and the PE material discharges based upon flexing in specific directions.
Bullets do not tumble significantly in flight. They only tumble if they hit something more substantial than a leaf or piece of paper.

Furthermore, unless the tumbling bullet hits at exactly 90° from the bias of the PE crystal there will be substantial energy available for conversion to electrical impulse.

Your objection also assumes the crystal is flat and perpendicular to the bullet axis. What if a broad conical shape (120°+) is used instead? Now if the bullet tumbles or ricochets every orientation in 3D will have some portion of the target impact energy available for conversion.
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