Re: META: Spread of gun thing RE: Bows and arrows

Charlie Stross (
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 13:12:54 +0100

On Sun, Jun 06, 1999 at 08:54:50PM -0700, Eugene Leitl wrote:
> I think if we restrict the discussion to technologically advanced
> weapons (depleted uranium vs buckshot, particle beam vs. Uzi) and
> keep the politics out of it things would be perfectly appropriate for
> this list.


I have occasionally wondered about the idea of caesium-core bullets. Do we have any ammunition experts on the list?

(Reason for caesium: (1) it's denser than lead, and (2) it has an interesting tendency to react with water.)