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Old February 5, 2008, 02:22 PM   #52
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A hollow base bullet- like an SS109 M16 bullet (one I know REALLY well) would most certainly tumble when falling backwards, greatly reducing its rotational velocity (at least in the original vector).
If it still has a high rotation (seems likely), it will not tumble upon falling backwards. Though incidentally, the larger caliber bullets will have a (significantly) higher moment of inertia, and thus are more likely to retain their rotation.

I wouldn't want to be hit by it.
Me either.
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