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Saw a shorter video on Facebook with Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" playing, but couldn't find it on You Tube.

 
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My Coonan .357 also does that. As a matter of fact, I have a Coonan t-shirt (found on their website) that shows the ring of fire on the back. I first became aware of it when someone online mentioned the Coonan ring of fire videos on YouTube.
 

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Pretty cool. I have seen it from my Taurus Model 66 shooting Factory American Eagle .357 ammo.
 
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Yep, that has lit the fire for a .50 in my future! I think I have seen a ring once with my 44SS8, I need to shoot it after sundown and see.;)
 
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I'd love to see it with super high speed film to understand how it is formed. I bet it is not coming around the bullet - but what in the heck creates the ring?!

Seen plenty of fireballs. That's a new one on me!!! :eek:
 
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I'd love to see it with super high speed film to understand how it is formed. I bet it is not coming around the bullet - but what in the heck creates the ring?!

Seen plenty of fireballs. That's a new one on me!!! :eek:
I always thought it was a result of the vapor trail from faster bullets, vapor trail forces the flame around the path of the bullet forming the ring. Would be interesting to find out exactly what causes it.
 
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It's like a smoke ring but it's flame. The flame is created at release of the powder load and travels down the bore and then out into the air.
I've seen it from the .357 magnum but it happens way fast.
 

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I would postulate that the bullet creates a temporary vacuum in it's wake that is filled with the already expanded gases that created its propulsion so the remainder of the flammable gases and unburned powder ignites when it reaches the air in the atmosphere out side of that "trailing" effect.
 

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I would postulate that the bullet creates a temporary vacuum in it's wake that is filled with the already expanded gases that created its propulsion so the remainder of the flammable gases and unburned powder ignites when it reaches the air in the atmosphere out side of that "trailing" effect.
IF thats anything like "MAGIC" then I agree, that was my guess anyway!
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The 60kHz video is awesome. Wow.

There are actually two flame rings in the first shot in that video. The first is almost immediate, and the second is almost at the end of the (video) shot.
 
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