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Gardening with guns....or....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Topgun, Mar 12, 2003.

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  1. Topgun

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    Farming with firearms. I had some real hardpan dirt at our first house in Stockton. Adobe and clay.

    Wanted to plant a tree. Tried digging. CLINK...SKRITCH...CLINK went the shovel as it penetrated about an inch an hour.

    It was summer. Close to 4th of July. Had some nice black tipped armor piercing 30-06 and a Garand.

    Waited till dark and festivities all getting loud. Went to diggy hole and let fly with 4 rounds into that hole.

    Presto! Easy digging next day. That stuff WILL penetrate armor.
     
  2. Kharn

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    The normal procedure for a foxhole on the quick back when the Garand was standard issue was to run up to where you wanted the fox hole, fire a full clip of .30-06 M2 into one spot, sweep the dirt aside with your hands and place a cratering charge in the depression. After seeking cover and detonating the cratering charge, a nice fox hole was waiting for you.

    Kharn
     
  3. jsalcedo

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    Academy sporting goods had 250 round cases of #8 heavy dove loads for $33. Bought 2

    I took my wingmaster, persuader, and Auto 5 to a friends overgrown field that we were going to use for shooting
    the field had saplings up to an inch thick and lots of mesquite.

    My friends and I loaded up and began rapid fire shooting everything more than 3 inches tall we also managed to take apart a very large old rotten tree.

    Once the smoke cleared it looked like we had gone over
    the area with a dull scythe.

    Great fun and useful too.
     
  4. TallPine

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    Oh no, I can see it coming now.

    Thread: "I need to dig a hole ..... what caliber should I use ...?"

    Reply: " You gotta use a XX because ..."

    Reply: "No way, XX is a POS - use a YY instead ...."

    :D
     
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    What is the most important factor for digging with small arms? Bullet weight? Velocity? Sectional density? Bullet construction?

    Heavy duty construction ... 9mm or .45?
     
  6. shermacman

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    The most important thing about gardening with firearms is to wear nothing out of LLBean. We are talking tactical, people! I mean black, Kevlar, Durex, SOG, duty belts, mace, hydration, mag light and SWAT knife. Full cover face paint, nothing shiny, eyes-and-ears. Get in, make the hole, plant the tree, get out. You never know what might happen out there.
     
  7. FPrice

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    cordex...

    "What is the most important factor for digging with small arms? Bullet weight? Velocity? Sectional density? Bullet construction?"

    None of the above.

    Magazine capacity. Magazine CapAcity. MAGAZINE CAPACITY!!!

    If you don't have at least a 15-round magazine you will NOT be able to move enough dirt to make sure that you will be able to take cover and survive.
     
  8. Kharn

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    Bert (from Tremors) likes elephant guns for their penetration.

    Kharn :evil:
     
  9. TheFrontRange

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    shermacman

    I love this! :D
     
  10. Neal Bloom

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    Best farming implement for me is an AK-47. Can be used to clear brush or dig holes. Beats a Weed-Eater!
     
  11. Topgun

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    This could revolutionize agriculture.

    Use a nice straight sided case. 357 mag be OK. Load 9 gr Unique, a gas check, a seed, and then a FMC bullet.

    Plant a hillside or a field while practicing your draw.

    After 10-12 harvests, mine the property for lead.

    Repeat.
     
  12. TallPine

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    And when I first read the title of the thread, I thought it had something to do with whether or not to wear a holstered handgun while working out in the yard.

    :)
     
  13. JeepDriver

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    I have a a pic (need get it scaned ) of a someone clearing their shooting range in southern PA with 2 mini guns and a M2. They were clearing a 100 yard range, clearing it of full grown trees.


    The mini's are on the ground on tri-pods and the M2 is mounted to a Toyota Pick up.

    Before you say BS, I will attach a photo as soon as I get it scaned. Most likely on Monday night (3-17-03)
     
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    Dunno. Since I like sleeping in beds, I joined the Navy. Sleeping in a hole and eating canned powdered eggs for breakfast just wasn't very appealing.:)
     
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