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Cambodian Shooting Range - No Ammo, broken guns, what's not to love?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AJAX22, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys


    Posting this from Thailand right now...

    Some gun buddies and I take a side trip to Cambodia to go shoot rocket launchers... Which is ridiculously unsuccessful.

    Very cool toys scattered about in various stages of disrepair....

    I cannot possibly convey just how much this simultaneously was awesome and sucked.

    No Rockets, No grenades, No Ammo for most things, and the interesting things for which they DID have ammo the gun had a broken firing pin... And they couldn't figure out how to scavenge a new pin from one of the derelict guns that were rusting away.

    I still can't believe how utterly we failed on this trip to shoot anything interesting.

    Cambodia.... I shall return...
  2. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member


    Just the same, an interesting video for all the disappoint! :)
  3. Bohemus

    Bohemus Well-Known Member

    1:22 calling this a BREN copy would irk every Czech firearm patriot.
  4. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member

    Yeah.... I realize that....

    I wasn't all that familiar with the platform or the history..... I had no idea that I would run into one
  5. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    Haha they had the DShK bolted down to a tree stump?
  6. willroute

    willroute Well-Known Member

  7. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member


    I think it was the Chinese variant too.....

    It looked slightly different from the Russian ones I've seen.
  8. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    The carry handle bolted on to the buffer tube is different than mine. Also looked like there was a wing nut on the right side where the cross-piece bolt locks the barrel in to place (headspacing on those is set via tapered block of metal that is tightened / loosened by a cross-bolt.. I use a torque wrench to adjust on mine... evidently they use a wing nut...)

    Interesting toys they had.. poor shape, but .. interesting.

    Will FedEx deliver ammo in advance of your next trip? Have it dropped at the hotel you'll be staying at :)
  9. nathan

    nathan Well-Known Member

    All the ammo s bought by Talibans.
  10. texasgun

    texasgun Well-Known Member

    I have friends of who went to Cambodia as well and they weren't impressed either. Lots of antique stuff in poor condition and actually dangerous stuff like rusted barrels, bulged barrels and guns which look like they could blow up in your face.

    I do not get into the disgusting details of the animals they were offered to shoot at (goats, chickens, cow for the RPG) ... they all declined yet saw other tourists shooting up farm animals for fun. pretty sick if you ask me....

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    My future mother in law wants to retire back to Cambodian, might be worth a trip if they have rockets!
  12. sherman123

    sherman123 Well-Known Member

    You mean I can take a trip there and try out rocket launchers?! That is so rad anyone know the approximate cost to try one out or where a good place would be to go there?
  13. rtz

    rtz Well-Known Member

    This video has prices listed in it:

  14. yokel

    yokel Well-Known Member

    Many of those decrepit weapons were likely carried by Khmer Rouge soldiers back in the 1970s during the savage Cambodian Civil War.
  15. HammerheadSSN663

    HammerheadSSN663 Well-Known Member

    "I do not get into the disgusting details of the animals they were offered to shoot at (goats, chickens, cow for the RPG) ... they all declined yet saw other tourists shooting up farm animals for fun. pretty sick if you ask me.... "

    same feeling I get about safari hunters.
  16. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Well-Known Member

    Phenom Phen is THE place to go apparently,

    we tried to cut corners by going to the range in Siam Reap, (so we could do Anchor Watt and the shooting range on the same short trip) But as you can see it didn't work out all that well.

    Next year I'm doing Phenom Phen,

    There is a steep learning curve for running around adventuring in some of these countries.
  17. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

    What I've learned so far in this thread...

    Round trip flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia; $4481
    Taxi to gun range (ask for "Happy Club"); $4
    Jeep ride to mountains; 60km
    RPG-7 Rental (per shot); $300 ea
    Live cows as targets; $100 ea

    Hamburger: Not priceless.
  18. RustHunter87

    RustHunter87 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what that bizarre "hybrid gun" is?
  19. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke Well-Known Member

    Just think I was in the area and did it free opps I got paid for it LOL
  20. Dan Forrester

    Dan Forrester Well-Known Member

    Don’t forget to have a “happy pizza” before you leave. :D


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