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Craziest firearm "fact"...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Feanaro, Jul 1, 2005.

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  1. Feanaro

    Feanaro Member

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    you've read on the internet? The internet is a great tool for communicating and researching. But, as in life, there are always people who seem to live an another universe. So, share your outrageous stories and the like.

    On another message board a fellow claimed that a .44 Magnum had "plenty of stopping power compared to a 30-06". I guess those extra 1800-2000 foot-pounds of energy are pretty worthless, eh? And then went on to say that handguns(No qualifiers like "45-70 BFRs", just "handguns") were as effective as rifles under 100 yards. I guess the military has been issuing the wrong weapons. Drop the M4s, grab a .44 Magnum. :banghead:
     
  2. Stryker60

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    Have you ever used a .44 magnum on game? If you had, I think you'd agree with the statement. It is a hell of a lot more effective than any .223 against any animal over 150 pounds at less than 100 or even 150 yards. And yes, if the military used the .44 within that range, they would agree, not that the powers that be would change the issue weapon.

    Have a happy 4th.

    Stryker60
     
  3. Gunwalker.44

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    Hollow point and soft point ammo vs ball. Military use is restricted to ball.
    Hunters get to use HP and SP. 'Taint a fair comparison.
    Then there's the question of recoil. Troopers of old complained about the
    45-70 govt round.
     
  4. Feanaro

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    The .44 Magnum may, or may not, be more effective than .223/5.56mm. I wasn't actually trying to say that. I simply picked a rifle out of the air. Perhaps a bad rifle to choose. But he compared a .44 Magnum to a 30-06 and later stated that handguns are just as effective as rifles within a certain range. Following this logic, .44 Magnum is as effective as 30-06 under 100 yards.

    Now, on with the stories.
     
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    A .45 will knock a man back several feet onto his back.
     
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    My favorite was a guy (maybe on TFL?) who claimed his buddy had a Glock in 454 Casull. :rolleyes: I couldn't tell if he was joking or stupid, but he insisted despite evidence to the contrary.
     
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    If a .45 A.C.P. bullet so much as grazes a man's arm, he'll die on the spot.
     
  8. RevDisk

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    If a .50 BMG round grazes your finger, your head will explode from hydrostatic force. :D
     
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    A (friend of a friend who is a) security guard claims that one of the instructors in her armed guard class was local cop who let her fire his duty sidearm, a .38 cal Glock.
     
  10. DonNikmare

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    "...even if it hits him in the arm or leg."

    "A mercury filled JHP will kill ya even if it just nicks ya in the ear. The mercury gets into your blood stream and..." :scrutiny:
     
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    That could have been a .357 Sig or a 9mm..
     
  12. nico

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    "if you're going to use a 9mm for defense, you might as well use a BB gun"

    or maybe the one about .50BMG being capable of shooting down airplanes, but that one didn't come from the internet. . . :rolleyes:
     
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    I once heard that the Glock was a good firearm.......
     
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    Is it just me, or does it seem like the collective IQ around here has been dropping?
     
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    I just got done with a guy who claimed that the .50 BMG would tear off flesh if it passed within six inches of somebody. :rolleyes:
     
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    Astute annotation, my perspicacious and sophic associate!

    (Duhhh...droooooooooooooool)

    :p

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  17. Sunray

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    "....50BMG being capable of shooting down airplanes..." It is. Your Air Force armed their aircraft with it from the mid-30's until just after Korea. So can a .50 BMG rifle, but the shooter would have to be very, very good with a 20 plus pound rifle to do it.
    "...does it seem like the collective IQ around here has been dropping?..." School's out.
     
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    Heard a story 'bout a guy who accidentally bought "military ammo" (he meant FMJ) and shot through his sandbank, ricocheted it off a rock, sent it through a brick wall where is lodged, completely pristine, in the plaster ceiling. Think he was shooting an AK.
     
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    Ugh, the same people claiming the silly .50 cal stuff now say that depleted uranium rounds create a small nuclear explosion on impact. :barf: :barf: :barf:
     
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    ZeroX I wish. :D
     
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    Silent Snail: wanting that would depend (for me at least) on the fallout range. I mean, if it's effective range is only 200-300 yards, but the fallout range is a mile...

    Oh wait... didn't the government TRY that one in the 50s?


    Was sitting with a friend in a diner one day, and overheard"commando boy" at the next table running through all the BS about .45s (that thing'll knock ya back 20 ft if it hit's ya!) and .50s (you'll kill the guy if you just get within a foot of hitting him!). Friend was laughing within 5 minutes: told me later he thought I was gonna explode from keeping myself from the cry of "BS!"...
     
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    Funny, I actually know a man who was shot with a .50 BMG by mistake/neglect in Vietnam (a friend of my father). Interesting scar on his arm (upper, toward the shoulder, right arm).


    Said he was lucky to have kept the arm, and lucky the gunner missed his head or chest. Thought he was VC or something, he didn't go into much detail.
     
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    if you try to use a gun to defend yourself, the BG will get the gun form you and shoot YOU with it!!!

    i can't beleive how many times i have heard that one
     
  24. nico

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    I just saw a thread full of good ones on another board. A guy posted asking about where he could get a tac light and silencer for an HK Mk23 SOCOM. Somehow the topic shifted to why he doesn't just buy a real gun and he came up with this jewel:
    :scrutiny:
    When someone told him that doing that would probably get him killed, he replied with:
    methinks the concept of using a gun for self-defense escapes him. Kinda makes me glad he's only interrested in toy guns. :uhoh:
     
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    If you spray handgun bullets with teflon lubricating oil, they will penetrate bulletproof vests.
     
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