Physics Question #3161

Daniel, a 16 year old male from Singapore asks on January 8, 2006,

Is there such thing as an Ice Bullet? A bullet that melts into the target so that there will be no trace of a bullet.

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on January 9, 2006

This question was answered definitively on the recent television program Mythbusters in the Sept 23, 2003 episode, and again on June 8, 2004. Essentially, the ice bullet is nearly vaporized on firing, and nothing but steam or very small particles of ice reach the target. You may be able to watch the episode by doing a google search on "ice bullet" and downloading the show using bittorrent.

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