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Well the mass of a DE is enough that a proper grip on the weapon will make doubling the shot very difficult but not breaking anyone arms. We're talking about a 2.5 kg weapon with part of the gasses diverted to cycle it and a recoil spring and a low axis bore.
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She definitely won't break her arms, but if she's not using both hands and a proper grip, she may have caught the thing in the forehead during recoil.
I played with a Desert Eagle 50 and a Smith & Wesson 50 last year. The DE was vicious to shoot while the S&W was quite pleasant, even though the max chamber pressure of the 50S&W is 60,000psi, nearly twice that of a 50AE. (A 50BMG proof round is 65,000psi)
A 3 inch thick hard cover book, properly held tightly closed, could stop a Desert Eagle in 50AE. If he used a different type of book from his test shot, or held it loosely or in a way that allowed air between the pages, ... well, good bye.
On the other hand, the S&W 50 would just break the same book in half and keep going, no matter how tightly you held it closed. The book might stop the bullet but won't stand up to the torque applied by it.
(The idea of holding the book tightly closed is to prevent the pages from moving upon impact. Basically, making the book appear to the bullet as though it was still a tree.)
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That's exactly how I understood it, but with the caveat that you had to survive the ordeal. I was mislead on that latter part.
OTOH, the article does say he's already got a kid, with another on the way, so I suppose that disqualifies him as he's done nothing to contribute to the "cleaning of the gene pool"...the dumbing down will continue.
Regarding their stunt: Wouldn't they have wanted to try it, without putting himself in danger, first? Or did they only have one bullet?
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