[guns] Cs core ammo

Eugene Leitl (eugene.leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 14:38:10 -0700 (PDT)

Michael S. Lorrey writes:

> > 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.)
> I'm sure its not allowed or wouln't be because of its toxicity.

Oh, you need a lot of CsCl to kill a person. It's just expensive. Cs is also very soft, and reacts violently with water and can ignite on air. I'm sure that any damage due to its reaction with water/resulting alcali will be eclipsed by the dumdum effect.