Great article on military special forces wanting a slower sub-sonic round. Eliminating the sonic boom, that can give away a concealed sniper, even when using a silencer/sound suppressor.
The article, amazingly gets into some nifty technical bits, including “burn rates”, “obturation” (yes, I did not know that term, and thankfully the author defined it).
Oh my, did the author actually write “the metled leading can be a pain in the ass to remove”… Seriously, if CNN had more articles like this, I’d put a link on my blog.
Too all my fellow bloggers, let’s see if we can ALL post a link to this most excellent article. (I mean, is it really on CNN.com domain??? albeit through their “WIRED” affiliate.). And maybe we can get it to go viral a bit. Let them know, we really enjoy when an article on firearms is done by a knowleadable author and one who uses facts, and explains technical jargon.
“GREAT JOB CNN!!!”