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  • Can certain guns fire at certain notes?

     Jessica updated 11 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 11 Posts
  • Jessica

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    For example, can some types of miniguns have a fast enough rate of fire that they manage to have a particular sound frequency that is the same as that of a musical note? Moreover, could one create a musical piece with weapons like that firing?

  • jswledhed

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Oh summer gunnit….

  • Puzzleheaded_Nerve

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Best way to create music is with a silenced weapon, shooting different metal plates (like a xylophone)

  • Eirikur_da_Czech

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Have you seen James May try to compose a piece using car engine revs? It would sound like that.

  • WarmageJ

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Notes are defined by their frequency. Every gun shot will have a frequency. Rate of fire will only change the number of notes, not the frequency of the notes. A high rate of fire will increase the temperature, which will increase the frequency as it continues to fire. It can only go back down by cooling down.

    So a musical piece? Sure. It’ll take a different gun for each note, or an attenuator, which may be defined as a suppressor by the ATF.

  • Jegermuscles

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Ok. Fuck it, minigun symphony. Make it happen, OP. I won’t stop you. Ya’ll have finally worn me down by the end of this weekend. I surrender.

  • HCompton79

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    On paper this seems logical, a M134 minigun has a cyclic rate of 6000 rpm or 100 rps, and 100 hz is the frequency of a G2 note on a piano. The problem is that in order for something to resonate like a musical note, it has to create a sine wave, which the firing of a gun does not.

    This isn’t to say components of guns cannot resonate, it is well known that 3 prong flash hiders do, as do M1 Garand en-bloc clips, but this is a function of a metal component resonating not the firing of the gun itself.

  • Lb3ntl3y

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    my first customish ar15 had a 3 prong flash hider that when shot sounded like a tuning fork

  • ij70

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    sure.

  • Joelexion

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Certain ammo hitting certain metals can

  • stonewall993

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    June 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    I know ppl have mixed opinions on Black Rifle Coffee for various reasons but [this ](https://youtu.be/DHLlwiLebkc)ensemble they put together was pretty sick

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