Reading "Unintended Consequences"...COULD it be done?


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Topgun
January 7, 2005, 12:44 PM
While it is an entertaining read and is DEFINITELY "pro-gun" it shore stretches the ole imagination to swallow some of the stuff.

In da book so far:

The "kid" who is the hero of the story so far has learned to shoot so well that he:

a. Shoots skeet with a .22
b. Got a Solothurn cannon fer a present
c. Can shoot a revolver ....almost.... as fast as McGivern
d. Has just shot trap with a .375 H&H mag
e. And finished up on DOUBLES at trap with a Colt Monitor (copy of BAR)
..........AND got 5 outta 8 !!!

NOW.....does anyone THINK that could be done? By ANYONE?

:confused: :rolleyes: :what:

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444
January 7, 2005, 12:48 PM
Yes, I do.

Travis McGee
January 7, 2005, 12:51 PM
Yep. It could be done. Very very rare, but possible.
BTW, if you enjoy UC, give a look at my 2nd amd novel. You can read the first 20 chapters online to see if you like it.

http://matthewbracken.web.aplus.net/bookcover.jpg

GhostRider-Nine
January 7, 2005, 01:06 PM
Got a Solothurn cannon fer a present

These were not regulated up until '68, and they were not all that expensive....well, not to bad. :)

Dave R
January 7, 2005, 01:15 PM
First time I took my kid brother skeet shooting (clays thrown with a hand thrower) he wanted to try it with his .22. I told him it was impossible. He wanted to try anyway.

So I threw 10 for him, and we didn't see any break.

But when we went to collect the clays, several had .22 holes in them.

This was his first attempt.

Topgun
January 7, 2005, 01:26 PM
Travis.....(best Maxwell Smart imitation) "Ahaaaa, the old 'read just the first 20 chapters'...ploy."

Then you suppose I'll be able to stop? Huh? You REALLY think that?

HAH!

(them hustlers on Hollywood Blvd got NUTTIN on these tricky ....authors)

:evil: :D

mec
January 7, 2005, 01:30 PM
Seems like Ross Said his hero was a bit better shot than he is but Ross also says that he has done performed some of the same feats himself. Pre-68, you could buy a Lahti or Solothern for a few hundred bucks but the rounds cost a dollar a piece. That was a lot of money then.

kfranz
January 7, 2005, 01:31 PM
Take a look at old Field & Stream magazines, the prices on Solothurns and Lahti's will make you shiver. You do understand the book is a novel, correct?

Topgun
January 7, 2005, 01:32 PM
Ghost Rider.....Back in the sixties, one buddy of mine got a Solothurn. Another one had a motor drive camera.

Result? A "photo shoot."
Pic 1: Some smoke (just a little) and shooter's shoulder is back a bit.

Pic 2: Shoulder is QUITE compressed and dust rising from immediate area.

Pic 3. Shooting elbow is now off ground. Thorax beginning to approach hips (prone position)

Pic 4: Shooter BENT. MUCH dust..... smoke.....pity for shooter (the kid who WORKED for our gunsmith)

Pic 5: A still shot of the white rock target. (coarse gravel)

All pix now lost. No digital at that time. Dang!

Topgun
January 7, 2005, 01:33 PM
kfranz.....The guy who sent me the book told me it was some sort of ...um... instruction manual.

I'm gullible.

:)

rock jock
January 7, 2005, 01:33 PM
I recommend Travis's book. It is better than UC.

rdbrowning
January 7, 2005, 02:53 PM
Yes it can be done. I grew up with a guy that hunted pheasant with a 22 rifle because the ammo was cheaper than a shotgun. I have also seen clay pigeons shot with a 12 ga slug in a failed attempt to get the shooter to miss.

Valkman
January 7, 2005, 03:46 PM
Buy Matt's book - it's excellent! Besides, you can't have him sign the online version. :)

bogie
January 7, 2005, 04:05 PM
a. Shoots skeet with a .22
b. Got a Solothurn cannon fer a present
c. Can shoot a revolver ....almost.... as fast as McGivern
d. Has just shot trap with a .375 H&H mag
e. And finished up on DOUBLES at trap with a Colt Monitor (copy of BAR)
..........AND got 5 outta 8 !!!


John shoots clay pigeons with a 9mm subgun on single shot better than I do with a 12 gauge full of #9.

He's also into very large toys.

He's incredible with a large frame S&W.

I can also see him doing aerial targets with a BAR... Patience, and a pallet or two of cheap .30-06...

RyanM
January 7, 2005, 04:09 PM
Delf "Jelly" Bryce could shoot a Mexican peso out of the air with a rifle. And call the shot, near the edge or in the middle. Gutterfighting.org used to have an article on him, but they're down atm.

GhostRider-Nine
January 7, 2005, 05:05 PM
One of the things I liked about UC, was the fact that about the first two thirds of the book was a good history as relating to firearms. Then it kinda blended into the twilight zone....which was fun also. ;) And yes EFAD is a great read also, along with Patriots, Surviving The Coming Colapse.

simon
January 7, 2005, 05:56 PM
Back to the topic;
Yes, it could be done,"IF", the infighting would stop and all gun owners/patriots would commit.
I just don't see that happening....

Double Maduro
January 7, 2005, 06:43 PM
Travis McGee,

One of my all time favorite fictional characters, read all of the books about Travis, Meyer, The Busted Flush. Dang, I enjoyed them.

I also enjoyed UC.

Thanks for the good work.

Now make my library carry EFAD.

DM

Bruce H
January 7, 2005, 08:05 PM
1. Plan carefully but be ready for immediate opportunity if it presents itself.

2. Execute properly and back off if it doesn't look or feel right.

3. Don't talk about it with anybody period.
Number three is generally the greatest problem.

Werewolf
January 7, 2005, 08:59 PM
My uncle and father used to dove hunt together.

My uncle used a .22 bolt action rifle.
My Dad used a 12ga pump shotgun.

They usually brought home between 15 and 20 dove after a normal hunt.

Guess which one shot most of the birds.

If you guesed my Dad you'd be wrong. I've watched my uncle shoot skeet with a 22 and hit on average 8 out of 10.

So yes it can be done. I found nothing in UC that was unbelievable as depicted in the novel.

Aside: I've read both EFAD and UC. Of the two I believe from a technical POV EFAD is the better. However, I enjoyed UC the most. Couldn't put it down once I picked it up. EFAD got a bit tedious at times and was very predictable. UC was never predictable. The ending of EFAD really pissed me off too though the ending of UC was a bit of a let down.

Both are worth every penny I spent on them and I would highly recommend both to anyone who enjoys the genre (which I can't quite define).

RAY WOODROW 3RD
January 7, 2005, 10:01 PM
Both are good books....get them both!!!

Um, Travis...

When is the next book coming out?????????/

RW3

odysseus
January 7, 2005, 10:02 PM
I think the point here is that UC is a great story to read. It is awesome in bringing in all kinds of real facts, history, and true abilities of people and putting it together in way that you can follow. Henry Bowman is fictional, but what was put in there is true. How about throwing blocks of wood up and shooting them for a week straight with little fail?

Personally, I loved the aeronatical pieces as well.

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