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Gitmo has a great gym as I have heard and the food is excellent, probably better than most on SNAP.

I think the flaw in the plan is you need to construct a shape charge that transfers the explosion forward into the target rather than exploding out and back. In the old days we called this a HEAT round.
 

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It is a lot easier to make a functional exploding bullet than it is an exploding arrow. It might work better if you used the center core of a broadhead to carry the charge but you still need a way to detonate it after it begins to penetrate. The explosion has to take place in your target not on it.
 

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The Bowmag still fires on impact and not after penetration. You need a way to delay the firing for a couple of milliseconds so the force is released inside the target not on the outside. It does have the advantage of a bullet to penetrate but the bullet will be moving only as fast as the arrow.
 

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I can't imagine anything more destructive to tissue than a broad head. Adding a bullet to an arrow doesn't make sense to me and reminds me of the crap exotic 12 gauge ammo that is sold on the market. When I was working as a diver, we used bang sticks that had a .38 blank at the end that was quite effective against sharks and I also used it a few times to remove stubborn boat propellers. The bang stick only works under water because the water pressure acted like a chamber. A bullet at the end of an arrow without a chamber or barrel doesn’t seem like it would do much. A broad head makes a big hole and lets lots of blood out, you don’t survive that. Down here on the border I assisted the local sheriff’s deputy on a call to a domestic dispute between two neighbors and by the time we got there it was a homicide. One neighbor shot the other with a crossbow and the victim was DOA with a softball size hole cut in his gut and lots of blood on the ground. Mental note to myself, never got shot with an arrow.
 

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I have used the BowMag. They are a novelty. I shot an 85 pound pig at 18 yards with one. I hit him between the eyes, and the .357 round went off, and took out his right eye. He was PISSED! A shot through the heart with my .45 put him down. The BowMag never cracked or penetrated the skull. That was from a compound bow with a 75 pound draw weight.
 

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Some things you do because you can, not because they are effective or a smart thing to do. If you live long enough you think 2 or 3 time before doing something like this. No one got hurt I give him a A+ for his effort.
 
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