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Old October 17, 2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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What is the weight of the 4mm Flobert bullet?

I tried to find it online. Can anyone clue me in on the weight of this mighty paper and (teeny-weenie) rodent slayer?
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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30 seconds of google-fu

http://www.alfa-proj.cz/en/products/...lobert-s551556
Hope this helps


Interesting round here's a link with a pic http://www.ammo-one.com/4MM-SHORT-LONG.html

Man how long would this round last in a CCW caliber war?
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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Thanks. Half a grain may bounce off an old mouse, won't it?
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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I think it's a half gram, which would be ~7.7 grains. Half a grain would be roughly 1/350th of a cubic centimeter of lead. I think even a mosquito would find that to be an peashooter so to speak
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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I think that's half a gram, so it's about 8 grains.
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Old October 17, 2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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Opps. Thanks.
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Old October 18, 2012, 10:45 AM   #7
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Yeah it's grams.


1 gram (g) = 15.4323583529 grains (gr)
1 grain (gr) = 0.06479891 grams (g)
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Old October 18, 2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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What is the purpose of such a thing? According to the site the ammo is $1 per round
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Old October 20, 2012, 10:34 PM   #9
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Back in the day....

Meaning the ending decades of the 19th century, very small caliber cartridges were popular for indoor target shooting (parlour shooting) and as dog deterrents for velocipede operators (bicycle riders).

Times sure have changed!
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Old October 21, 2012, 08:05 AM   #10
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^^^And you used to shot them to get the waiters attention in restaurants


Edit in the air not at the waiter
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Old October 21, 2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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^^^I needed that
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Old October 22, 2012, 08:27 PM   #12
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Found out that Flobert didn't invent the bullet (I guess O-man in the Whine Haus was right). Credit goes to Bernard Houllier. Flobert designed the gallery guns that he brought to the 1851 London Exposition. It was there that two Americans in attendance, Horace Smith & Daniel Baird Wesson, saw the bullet. Smith & Wesson brought the concept back and lengthened the case, added some powder and designed the 22 Short (called the .22 back then). Twenty years later at the suggestion of Stevens, USCC developed the .22 Long Rifle.
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