That’s pretty cool. I wonder what the story is
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I work with people in sawmills and paper mill, where they produce wood chips, and they say that it is very common. It's not unusual that a bullet breaks their equipment prematurely and they avoid harvesting woods in places where hunting activities were made for that reason.
The direction of the wood grain suggests that this was shot into a "log" rather than a tree. So the time line of the shooting can probably be narrowed down to pretty recent happening as logs deteriorate much quicker than trees.
How long has the log pile been around?
On closer inspection I see what looks like a travel path and bullet may have "tumbled" into its resting position which would completely nullify my above statement.
Can someone tell the calibre? Is this from a hunting rifle?
Is this America? Could it be civil war? If Europe could it be second world war.
We need answers.
That tree was a little too chatty
I find it hard to believe that bullet could have been shot into a log and not mushroomed even the tiniest bit.
Nature is crazy.. to think there are little bullet seeds that sprouted millions of years ago when this tree was just a blade of grass...wow
Did anybody else first think that the picture was from Jupiter?
Bet you weren’t aiming for that
Sorry that was terrible, I’ll leave
Sex Pistols has already shot the wood.
Did that bullet hit the tree sideways?
Looks like you dodged a bullet hysterical laughs
No deformity. Seems fishy.
It feels good to be an American. There’s bullets all over this country just waiting to be found.
I don't know a great deal about guns but it's probably a 7.692mm NATO ACP Mannlicher Kurtz Police Special with a High Explosive Anti Tank warhead with afterburners giving it a top speed of Mach 2.5 at 40,000 feet with a terrain following radar and an undersea cruise speed of 20 knots with Kevlar armor and a magazine clip of 30 shells with a 42mm picatinny launcher.
Firstly, that is pretty cool, good on you m8.
In my super novice opinion though, it is weird that it is not damaged by impact, also that it is going vertical as compared to the wood grain. Not saying it is impossible, (soft wood, hard bullet (as in not lead or cheap metal) and a vertical shot either into the tree or falling into it would do the trick (also could be from a branch I guess)) but my BS senses are tingling pretty hard.
Any idea the species of the wood? An arborist and a gun fan could probably make me super wrong tho.
Actually this is quite interesting. I happen to specialize in bullet calibers and forensics. Judging from the angle of entry, width, fatness of the bullet, and coloration, this bullet appears to be your mom.
Wood you look at that. Did you leaf it alone or did you pick it out? It would be pine if you took it out.
Woodworker here. This happens a lot more than you think, lots of people love to go shooting guns in the woods. It's actually more annoying since sometimes the bullet will destroy your saw blade if you didn't find it, and the sparks are spooky as fuck.
Interesting fact: there is a forest in Poland, which has so many bullets in it that it's impossible to cut down trees. It's near a former secret German V3 testing site on the island Wollin. There where extreme heavy fights between the Germans and the Sowjets. Source: I'm living nearby.
Ii believe that Australian wood is popular due to the lack of bullets.