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  1. AStone

    AStone Member

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    As I see the math,
    9 is an interesting
    number for guns.

    Here are some examples.

    3(0) X 3(0) = 9

    .2+7(0) = 9

    .4 + 5 = 9

    .30 + -06 = 9

    As long as we stay away from dating, we're good.

    The topic is 9.

    For me, that's mainly in my Ruger SR9c.

    But I own .30-30, also.

    9
     
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  2. hso

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    Interesting coincidence of numbers. You may have exhausted the easy ones.
     
  3. AStone

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    Not "may". Certainly.

    But it is interesting ..
     
  4. AStone

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    Example:

    .2 + 3 + 3 = 8
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    ETA: in post 19, I explain why that should have been 2 + 2 + 3 = 7;
    but I'm leaving the mistake here for continuity.
     
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  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    No, the way I was taught to cypher, that would be 6.2!!

    But, what in the world are we even talking about, anyway?? :confused:

    rc
     
  6. Wisco

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    3(0)+3(0) = 0

    .2+7(0) = .2

    .4 + 5 = 5.4

    .30 + -06 = -5.7

    But math isn't my strong suit, so please correct if incorrect.
     
  7. Red Wind

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    How to get the rest of us behind the 9 ball! :D
     
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Can't go there.

    My head looks like a Q-ball when I take my cap off.

    rc
     
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    .357 magnum


    -3+5+7=9
     
  10. roscoe

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    3 + 3 is not 9
     
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    3(0)+3(0)

    :confused:

    Does that define 3 x 3 grid with 9 slots?
     
  12. bannockburn

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    Thank you roscoe. I was beginning to think what's wrong with this equation? Maybe 3(0)x3(0)=9 would be better.
     
  13. pockets

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    "Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9"
     
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    LOL Got the Beatles reference, pockets.

    What do I do with my 5.56, .308, 22LR and 6.5 Grendel? No 9 's there.
     
  16. 4v50 Gary

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    .243. If you take the individual digits, 2, 4, and 3, you do get 9. What did I win?

    Same thing with .45 ACP, 4 plus 5 equals 9.
     
  17. Bullseye

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    advanced math
    -3 plus 5 plus 7 = 9


    Ooops already given by USAF_Vet so I'll edit to
    9mm
    0 + 9 = 9
     
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  18. Bullseye

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    405 win
    4 plus 0 plus 5 = 9
     
  19. AStone

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    <big smile> :)

    Just logging on for the first time today. So cool to see this thread taking off in the spirit I intended it:
    fun, poetic, interesting, playing with numbers, joking around ... but still keeping it about guns! Or calibers.

    And you guys are running with it! Cool! Thanks.

    I have to head for work now, so haven't even completed reading all the response -- will tonight, though -- can't wait to enjoy the creativity and fun I'm reading above.

    Let's just call it "fun with calibers, numbers and math". The possibilities are endless. Hey, we could even bring in ballistics and reloading (gr, etc).

    Why'd I start this? It's just such a dark heady time with presidential politics (which we will NOT discuss here, please), global chaos (e.g., the tragedy in Belgium), plus it's a very intense time for me professionally -- in a good way, but just stupid busy. So late evening before bed, I just have to unplug from reality, kick back with a gin and tonic (OK, ok, so usually two) {{-- my new indulgence (replaced beer, and I feel so much better for it -- long story there about why [lowering carbs] }} and have a laugh.

    So this was my attempt to have a little fun while staying on the topic of guns -- required here (for good reason).

    Besides, every forum needs a little fun on occasion, lest we get too serious and stodgy. :(
    ____

    Oh, by the way -- two corrections for now:

    1) In my OP, I've corrected 3(0) + 3(0) = 9 to 3(0) X 3(0) = 9. Just a late night brain cramp :banghead: sparked by gin and tonic. (I even have a degree in math, and have taught algebra, trig and nonlinear dynamics (but not calculus! :eek: ); so it's inexcusable.)

    2) In post 4, I reverted to a mistake that I made all through my 20's (decades ago): I mistook .223 for .233. That post should have read 2 + 2 + 3 = 7. (I was in my 30's before one of my gun loving friends corrected me, but that mistake still sometimes pops up. And I even have a .223 on my want list; I'm pretty sure a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .223 will be my next rifle. (After an under-quilt for my camping hammock, a canoe, and a new bicycle.)

    OK, off to work. I'll be back later. Keep up the creativity. Have fun! :cool:
     
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  20. GAF

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    9 + 9 = 18

    9+9+9 = 27

    9 x 9 = 81

    9x9x9 = 729
     
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    9x19=171
    1+7+1=9

    :what:
     
  22. Mal H

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    Seriously?!

    There isn't a single "equation" in the original post that is correct. I don't see what the point is. You can manipulate almost any set of factors and come up with whatever you wish to come up with.
     
  23. Arizona_Mike

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    Nein, nein, nein!
     
  24. BinRat

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    I'm not really sure what we're doing either, but I'll just leave you with.....

    The square root of 81 = 9

    and

    The square root of 25 + square root of 16 = 9
     
  25. WestKentucky

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    Interestingly enough, if you take the square root of 9 and multiply it back by itself you get 9.

    45 gap...4+5= 0 interest?
     
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