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Minimum Caliber For Martians?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Husker1911, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Husker1911

    Husker1911 Well-Known Member

    I've only seen the TV trailers, but War of the Worlds looks pretty good. I'm not yet sold Cruise should be the lead actor, but I'll withhold judgement until I see the show.

    What do you think is the minimum caliber to effectively eliminate a Martian? Since we know little about them or their constitution, I suggest plenty of power, even overkill. I'm opting for 7.62 Nato, the good 'ole .308 Winchester. My DS Arms SA58 is ready to defend Earth's honor...................
  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    Whatever Wal-Mart sells for Wal-Martian hunting, of course...

  3. Husker1911

    Husker1911 Well-Known Member

    Ye-Gods, you might want to patent that phrase.......................
  4. FunGunner

    FunGunner Well-Known Member

    Scoped NEF Synth .270 WIN with 130gr Poly tips loaded hot, dialed out to 600 yds and make one heck of a mess on fleshy critters.

    Just get them one at a time.
  5. Solo

    Solo Well-Known Member

    Nuke them from orbit.
  6. chenzzo

    chenzzo Active Member

    ...it's the only way to be sure
  7. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

  8. Farnham

    Farnham Well-Known Member

    It's the only way to be sure. ;)

    .308, .30-06, 7.62x54R, or 8mm at a minimum.



    PS: Good hunting...ACK ACK!!
  9. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member


    Very, very tiny.
  10. eab

    eab Well-Known Member

    .308 would be a good median supose. After watching signs I final had one reason to get a FAL or M14....
  11. gazpacho

    gazpacho Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly, a good cough could take them out. How about a spitwad shooter, or a super-soaker?
  12. coonan357

    coonan357 Well-Known Member

    lick your bullets just to make sure !!!! remember 2 to the ... nevermind :rolleyes: and don't forget to wear your ppe ( raincoat ) its gonna get messy !!! :what: :eek:
  13. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Well-Known Member

    Martians?...aren't they little thin-skinned, slimy, green things? I think .22 short would make them pop like a lime! :D (I chose the green smily on purpose)
  14. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    Hardtarget is thinking along the same lines as me. I think a nice bolt action .17 HMR (Rem 700) with Swarovski glass would be fun.
  15. Daemon688

    Daemon688 Well-Known Member

    If they're anything like us, well .223 should be just fine.

    For the movie Signs, why come to a planet where a slight rain will kill you?
  16. yorec

    yorec Well-Known Member

    12 ga for Martians, Zombies, or were things. All ya gotta do is add a few silver pellets and sneeze in your reloads, aim for the head, and BOOM! A universal fix. :neener:
  17. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I think one of these would be about right.


    1st rule of gunfighting. Bring a GUN!
  18. robert garner

    robert garner Well-Known Member

    Phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range.
    I want one just for general purposes anyway!and/or
    a good Slim Whitman tape?
  19. Khaotic

    Khaotic Well-Known Member

    I'll be over THERE --> :neener:

    Hiding behind Revdisk and that belt-fed 40mm GL he likes so much.
    Martians ? hell, one of those will kill ANYTHING!

  20. Barrett's '50, or surplus Combloc quad 30mm AAA gun.

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