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Dino Round

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

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  1. javacodeman

    javacodeman Member

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MikePGS

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Google: "t-rex .577" and look at the youtube entry. That's about as big a gun as I'd want to shoulder.
     
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    I think a .50 BMG would work just fine. If you really wanted to bump it up a bit you could use a 20mm.
    20mmwith50a-1.jpg

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

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    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.

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


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    17 HMR. Don't you know its all about shot placement?
     
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    What was it that the big game hunter used in Jurassic Park: The Lost World? Some kind of double rifle.
     
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    Karamojo Bell would STILL do it with 7mm mauser....darn showoff:cuss:
     
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    I think it was a .500NE
     
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    Its so funny that i see this today, my friend brought it up on msn last night lol, my conclusion for the ultimate round for dinos was to be shot from an 88mm gun, the ones that the germans used for antiaircraft and then in the role of an anti tank gun. My idea uses normal full power ammunition for the largest dinosaurs ie, the long necks... and downloaded rounds for medium game (if it can be called that) t-rex size. Finally having the ability to use flack munitions to take out the flying dinos and the smaller raptors type game. Seems it would be the 12 gauge of the prehistoric era with all the different types of rounds?

    zCannone%20Flak%2088%20mm%2001.gif
     
  25. javacodeman

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    This was a link to a PDF on a website of an ammunition manufacturer IIRC. I was a parody of the continual "that caliber doesn't have enough stopping power" argument that we hear. I think they were show casing two "new" rounds to satisfy that argument. They claim that these would take down a T-Rex.

    I just thought it was funny. I was telling someone about it and tried to find it again, but to no avail.
     
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