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How-to-take Down A Silo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by duck_god827, May 6, 2005.

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  1. duck_god827

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    New Member, To The Fourm What Rifle Would You Use To Shoot Down A Silo. This Is The Question That Was Asked To Me Today. By My Father-in-law, Sks, M1, Or The M-14. I Found This To Be A Intersing Question And Pondered It For A Moment And Said The M-14. Three Hours And Much Salvaging Later We Started Knocking It Down The Stone Walls With Slege Hammers. After About 15 To 20 Stones We Wre Compiled To Break Out The Rifles And Start The Shooting. We Put 18 Rounds Of 30-06, 20 Rounds Of .308, And 40 Rounds Of 7.62x39 Into The Stone Walls. On The Last Shoot Of 7.62x39 I Heard My Father-in-law Say Here She Comes And We Took Off Running. Here Are The Pics. This Was One Of The Coolest Things I've Seen. To Watch This Silo Fall And Crumble On Its Self Was Very Impressive.
     

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  2. Dr.Who

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    Gee, only in Iowa can you have fun like that...

    Did you have any problems with shoot throughs. I see the buildings in the background behind the silo. That and ricochets would concern me... :confused:

    Did you need to get a permit to shoot game that big? :D
     
  3. P95Carry

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    Welcome - looks cool in the extreme. I'd like to try that with a chimney!!

    Outa interest - what's with all the cap's?? Paragraphs too are our friends!! :p :)
     
  4. Alex45ACP

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    That's awesome :cool:
     
  5. thorn726

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    WOW! you guys, man that must have been some fun!

    i have to say though- WHERE IS THE VIDEO!!

    i wish you had the falling on vid for us, but thanks, that is too cool.
     
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    Nice way to start your THR career. :D Welcome, and please continue to do cool stuff :evil:
     
  7. Myself

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    Very cool.

    Welcome to THR.
     
  8. CleverName

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    A 105mm gun, that's what. Big explody-ish holes beat not so big, non-explody holes any day.

    But just randomly guessing, it seems like this is one instance where the size of the hole is almost as crucial as placement.
     
  9. Gifted

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    .50. Give me a .50. A bit expensive though.
     
  10. Harry Paget Flashman

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    Next time sell tickets. This could be a real money maker.
     
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    I have a feeling that some hotter 45-70 would work wonders :)
     
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    ... or a 450 Marlin.
     
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    Good think she was wearing camo, otherwise the silo mighta spotted her and run off. :neener:

    brad cook
     
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    Am I the only one concerned that theres a house right there?
     
  16. Freedomv

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    To everyone concerned about buildings, ricochets and general saftey.

    The buildings behind the silo are cattle barns that were unoccupied.

    I took care to have the shooting done at or as near as possible to a 90 degree angle to the silo's tiles/brick with the back wall of the silo to stop any rounds that might pierce the first tile/brick thus illiminating most all glancing shots and stopping thru and thru shots.
    However there was/is considerable displacement of cement chips etc. that care must be taken to remain at least 60-70 feet away from point of impact. Even then wereing saftey glasses are a must as they should be in any and all shooting activites.

    There is and always will be some risk involved in any adventure/buisness. The trick is to plan for and remove or minimize any and all risk that may happen.
     
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    probably one of the coolest things i've seen in a while


    *looks for abandoned silo* :scrutiny:
     
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    Wimp. Shoulda bayonetted it to death! :neener:
     
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    "I Heard My Father-in-law Say Here She Comes And We Took Off Running"

    Running???? :what:

    Come on! With those rifles you should of gone all out and dug fox holes and pretended the silo was the headquarters of the evil hordes. When it started to come down, you could just DUCK!! ;)
     
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    I've heard of bring a rifle to the range...

    ...but I've never heard of bringing one to the grange! :neener:

    Welcome to the High Road!
     
  21. Sergeant Sabre

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    Do you have a tag for that?
     
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    That is SWEET!

    How much did you actually knock out with rifles? It seems to me that it would take a lot more rounds than that to take down a silo, unless you had already taken down some with the sledgehammers.
     
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    Gee, looks like fun. Grain dust and source of ignition is also pretty good at bin destruction. Of course, if you wanted it to explode, it probably wouldn't...

    Welcome to the monkey house.
     
  24. Stickjockey

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    Wait a minute-

    That's one of those Yugoslavian SKS's with the launcher on the muzzle, and y'all found some grenades for it, didn't ya?

    "It's an eeeeeeevilllllll assault rifle that can take down entire buildings[/]!!! We must ban them now, for the chilllllldrennnnnnn!!!"

    :evil:
     
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    :scrutiny: Hmmm, we just tore down an old barn, and it just happens to have an old concrete silo still standing there. :scrutiny:

    This has got me thinking. Should I break out the .375 Weatherby with dangerous game solids or get the .45-70 out and use the 500 grain soft points.

    I'd better think about this for a while. :D
     
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