One of the foremost rules of gun safety is to always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. That means not pointing a rifle at yourself, and absolutely not rigging it to fire at the pull of a string. However, Norwegian physicist Andreas Wahl is known for taking extreme steps in order to demonstrate science. The daredevil scientist has starred in a number of videos in which he puts his own life on the line in a series of death-defying experiments, and this underwater rifle test is merely the latest.

Bullets travel slower and cover less distance in water. That’s pretty much a given. Even with that information, we’re not sure we want to stand just a few feet away from the business end of a rifle submerged in a pool.

Wahl doesn’t even flinch.

Image screenshot of video by NRK Viten on YouTube

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  • Lookin down from on high

    how far would it go were the barrel not full of water when the trigger pulled? do it again with a condom rubber banded over the muzzle..

    • Brit

      That’s not going to stop water from entering the chamber. Even if it did the bullet would more than likely fragment on contact with water at rifle speeds.

  • Joe Dirtey

    this would only be dangerous if he had not tried it a dozen times before without him standing there. Testing beforehand would have obviously showed him the safe distance to stand for the video run.