We’ve all seen it. The part in the old movies when bullets pass by someone and then comes the whiz sound. The long buzz as a bullet supposedly travels by an actor or camera leaves everyone believing what they hear as the sound effect is really what happens in real life. But what does that really sound like? Nothing like what the movies would have you think. Listen to the video and see what a bullet sounds like as it passes by. The rounds in this video were passing by only about 1 yard above the camera at a distance of 200 meters from the barrel of the gun.
Nothing like a whiz. Maybe a whiz is more dramatic for the theatres.