Shooting a Pseudo Skull

The other week our trip to the range included some interesting targets. Realistic skulls used to train medical students, filled with red Jell-o and spaghetti. For the record, that wasn't my idea. The still shots were taken with my old D300 and a cheap, painfully slow, 70-200mm lens. Due to being cheap bastards the shots were taken using FMJ rounds fired from an AR-15. The movies were filmed by smaller point and shoot cameras mounted much closer to the target (everyone was safely behind the firing line prior to any weapon going hot). The shots turned out fairly well but there's a lot of room for improvement. Anyone want to donate a higher fps camera?


Skull One


The skulls we used have a seam line running along the middle. The shot hit low, right below the nose I think, and actually split the whole thing right down the middle.




Skull Two


The second skull took one dead center and split down the middle in the same way. However the skull fell apart around the bag used to hold the horrifying brain simulant. The jacketed round just went in one end and out the other causing it to flop out disappointingly.



Skull Three


The third skull ended up being the most spectacular. One round took the top off while another exploded it into pretty little bits. Bits which landed all over my one camera.


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