Force Multiplier? no... FUN Multiplier!


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taliv
October 5, 2008, 08:22 PM
Some weeks ago I embarked on a rigorous scientific study to determine exactly how much fun could be had shooting.

Today's fun multiplier experiment was an unqualified success! It started with the hypothesis that fun increases geometrically as disciplines are combined. Our experiment was to combine tactical rifles, trap, 22 LR plinking and select fire. :D

in other words, shooting trap with a full-auto ar15 with a dedicated 22lr upper.

Conclusion: I HIGHLY recommend it.

Next week... I'm going to try to shoot a round of skeet using rat-shot. I may need to locate some of that wooden AR furniture to camouflage the gun so the shotgunners don't freak.

anybody know where to get rat shot cheaper than this ? http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemListing.aspx?catid=493

by my calculation, @ 25 grains / 22lr cartridge, it will take 19.68 cartridges to equal one 1 1/8 oz shell from a 12ga. To get maximum fun, I may need to do a mag change between birds on the double stages. :evil:

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TexasRifleman
October 5, 2008, 08:51 PM
Beta mag?

Dutchman01
October 5, 2008, 08:55 PM
Not to rain on yur parade or anything but you do know those 22lr's do have to come back down to earth somewhere within one to two miles of yur position doncha? :cool:

TexasRifleman
October 5, 2008, 09:03 PM
22lr's do have to come back down to earth somewhere within one to two miles of yur position doncha?

I got friends with that much land, maybe taliv does too.

dmazur
October 5, 2008, 09:20 PM
I seem to remember a movie that had opening scenes showing high school kids who had combined surfing and skeet. "Top Secret?"

Of course, this was a satire...

(Try to figure out how to have fun and still be safe.)

Dutchman01
October 5, 2008, 09:25 PM
I got friends with that much land, maybe taliv does too.

Yeah, maybe. Then again if he shoots on a really non-windy day straight up the bullets will just drop on his head instead of his neighbors. Problem solved. :cool:

Jason_G
October 5, 2008, 10:43 PM
Not to rain on yur parade or anything but you do know those 22lr's do have to come back down to earth somewhere within one to two miles of yur position doncha?
:confused: Isn't the OP talking about rat shot?

Jason

Dutchman01
October 5, 2008, 10:47 PM
Isn't the OP talking about rat shot?

Jason

Uhhhh, it would appear you are correct. In that case....it does sound fun. :o

hankdatank1362
October 5, 2008, 10:48 PM
shooting trap with a full-auto ar15 with a dedicated 22lr upper.


Today it was apparently .22LR rounds.

But heck, if you got the land for it, more power to ya!

Lazuris
October 5, 2008, 10:54 PM
Not to rain on yur parade or anything but you do know those 22lr's do have to come back down to earth somewhere within one to two miles of yur position doncha


the velocity of a falling round is = to the maximum hight the round achieves times 9.8m/s per second. Thus any falling object cannot accelerate faster then the the force of gravity minus the resistance factor of the object. Thus no bullet fired straight up will land with the same velocity as it was fired. This is why people don't die during dove season as shot rains down on you.

However, the energy of an object in motion on a parabala is greater than the energy of an object starting from a velocity of 0 and accelerating at g

taliv
October 5, 2008, 10:57 PM
regular 22lr rounds today. backstop was not a problem.


texas, does betamag make a 22lr mag?? that would be pretty cool

TexasRifleman
October 5, 2008, 10:58 PM
texas, does betamag make a 22lr mag??

Dunno, but yes it would be something :)

Funderb
October 5, 2008, 11:00 PM
the velocity of a falling round is = to the maximum hight the round achieves times 9.8m/s per second. Thus any falling oblect cannot accelerate faster then the the force of gravity minus the resistance factor of the object. Thus no bullet fired straight up will land with the same velocity as it was fired. This is why people don't die during dove season as shot rains down on you.

The problem with that statement:
The bullet has to be falling straight down
The bullet must have expended all ballistic energy.

Dove pellets are extremely light.
.22 rounds are not, and will cause harm even at distance.

But yeah, I know where you are coming from.
I just hope the OP was aware of the objects beyond the target.

taliv
October 6, 2008, 09:30 AM
i just went to downtown nashville and used one of the tall buildings as a backstop. thanks

Funderb
October 6, 2008, 02:23 PM
hahahahaha, gold taliv.

gvnwst
October 6, 2008, 02:47 PM
you should make a video of this...... whenever you shoot it next.

ceetee
October 6, 2008, 08:17 PM
texas, does betamag make a 22lr mag?? that would be pretty cool

Sounds like you need to get a handle on one of the full-auto Calico 100's...

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