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Dino Round

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by javacodeman, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. javacodeman

    javacodeman Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    A couple years ago, there was a parody article linked here. The article detailed a new caliber in production. I think there were two, possibly 80 and 88 caliber. These were proported to give the best stopping power even enough to take down a T-Rex.

    I've searched here and on google to no avail. Anyone have this link?

  2. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    That was a parody? Egads, now what am i to do about those blasted pterodactyls?!
  3. eyebrows

    eyebrows Well-Known Member

  4. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

    Those are 4-bores (1 cal). To the OP, anything from a .308 caliber machine gun to a tank:)evil:) will work. .50bmg, 14.5x114 (my personal choice) or any other powerful round will work. I have a link to a thread about this, i will try to find it later.
  5. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 Well-Known Member

    if i had a t-rex going through my trash first i would grab my camera

    then for the gun i believe a punt gun loaded with slugs would work nicely
  6. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

    I wonder if it would be thin or thick skinned. I believe contemporary thought leans towards thinking that dinosaurs are warm blooded creatures, and in fact rather birdlike.
  7. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    Uh Mike, birds are warm blooded and dinosaurs were skeletally bird-like. Pterodactyls, however, were not dinosaurs, just flying reptiles that lived during the time of some of the dinosaurs.
  8. Avenger

    Avenger Well-Known Member

    Well, the first thing I would do is invite over my worst enemy. Then, I'd take him over to the T-rex, wait until it was turned away, then shoot it in the butt with a .25 Lorcin. I'd flip the Lorcin to my enemy, then point at him while yelling, "It was him!" as the T-rex tried to figure out who shot him.
    Possibly not the best idea, but I've heard dinos are kinda gullible.
  9. crushbup

    crushbup Well-Known Member

    Couldn't you just get a Howitzer loaded with hardcast lead rounds? Might be a bit easier to get a hold of when DHTF.
    Better yet: an Oerlikon with 60 rounds of 30mm, tungsten-tipped.
  10. c.latrans

    c.latrans Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about those clips showing various people shooting that T-REX rifle that was knocking them down with recoil and flying out of their hands? If so, those were on youtube for ages, pbly. still are.
  11. db_tanker

    db_tanker Well-Known Member

    First gen M-1 with the old 105 and some HESH ammo....as for the Pterodactyls then you can switch over to a beehive round. :p
  12. MutinousDoug

    MutinousDoug Well-Known Member

    Google: "t-rex .577" and look at the youtube entry. That's about as big a gun as I'd want to shoulder.
  13. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    I think a .50 BMG would work just fine. If you really wanted to bump it up a bit you could use a 20mm.

    Either one should get the job done nicely. Being that it is a T-Rex, I'd take the 20mm.
  14. Officers'Wife

    Officers'Wife Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I have a caplock double rifle that is a .75 caliber. The guy that made it would sometimes load with smokeless powder...

    With BP hubby uses it for deer. The wind from the ball knocks the deer down and hubby runs to it and hits it on the head with a hammer. Doesn't mess up the hide that way.

  15. mgregg85

    mgregg85 Well-Known Member

    Of course, if you've really gotta be sure you got the t-rex with one shot, there is always this little baby...
    280mm cannon firing a 15 kiloton nuclear warhead. Just mount some express rifle sights on that thing and you'll be ready to go.
  16. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay Well-Known Member

    A Gun For Dinosaur by L.Sprague de Camp [1956] Nitro Express Continental .600--double. he will not let you in his way-back machine with anything less.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  17. MutinousDoug

    MutinousDoug Well-Known Member

    Google "t-rex .577" and look at the youtube vids. I prefer the "t-rex go BOOM" soundtrack but others may go for heavy metal.
  18. Timthinker

    Timthinker Well-Known Member

    Given the size and purported fierceness of various dinosaurs, I believe that belt-fed weapons and explosives seem like "potent medicine" for those predators. On a more serious note, I have read accounts of modern explorers who believe prehistoric creatures still exist in Africa and on remote islands in Asia. Some intrepid souls have mounted expeditions to search for those creatures. When I read about such explorations, I wonder what weapons those individuals carry into the wild. Assuming they truly believe such creatures still exist, I have a difficult time believing that anyone would feel safe if they were armed only with an elephant rifle or a handgun. This seems like a good topic to ponder at Halloween.:D

  19. gvnwst

    gvnwst Well-Known Member

  20. salthouse

    salthouse Well-Known Member

    17 HMR. Don't you know its all about shot placement?

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