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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jon86, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. jon86

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    So last night I was watching a new show on the weather channel called "Iceberg Hunters." It's about Newfoundlanders who collect ice from icebergs and sell it to make bottled water. (and vodka) Anyway, they are using a rifle to shoot at the iceberg and make small pieces fall off in order to collect the "bergy bits." Which begs the question: What caliber for icebergs?



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  2. Rob0321

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    Call me crazy, I think I'd use an axe.
     
  3. firesky101

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    A 16" should be just about right.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    Maybe a Mae West for when that thing calves when you're trying to tether up that special little chipped off bit.

    Probably a regular old 30-06 and ball. Or a Mosin Nugent for when you swamp.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

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    yer crazy
     
  6. rcmodel

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    I'm thinking a .50 Barrett would be more effective then what they are using.

    I thought I heard one guy say they had fired 250 rounds and were almost out of ammo before a big enough chunk broke off!!

    But they all talk funny, so I'm not sure! :D

    rc
     
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    If they liked single malt they'd be happy with their bog water like a normal person. But they don't.. but gots a rifle!
     
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    I'd use a Mosin- heavy hitter, and ammo is dirt cheap.
     
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    Nice ear protection, Jethro. (to be honest, I didn't watch it)

    It seems that'd be one of the few occasions where a true destructive device would be warranted/wanted.
     
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    Not the most efficient way of getting things done.
    Im going to skip caliber entirely.

    Mark 48 Torpedo
     
  11. silicosys4

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    A rifle is inefficient. A smoothbore cannon would get the job done much better. Dead serious. blackpowder, about a 3" bore, solid steel shot...Its not like they are going for dead on accuracy, right? Just trying to knock chunks off?
     
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    Maybe 12ga slugs?

    I would think penetration wouldn't really get you anywhere; you'd just want to knock big chunks off the face. Though I doubt it really makes any difference.

    I like how that guy in the pic has a scope. I bet he can barely see that iceberg with irons.
     
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    A berg that big, I've got freinds that would have to put a tongue on it. No not me!
     
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    OK, I'll ask. Is this supposed to be real? If the frozen fresh water these guys are after came off of the end of a glacier in the first place why not walk up to one and use a pick axe?
     
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    Those are some weird scope rings...why do Europeans have some sort of aversion to mounting scopes over the center of the rifle?
     
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    sign me up. I would take that gig. I'd take my 375 H&H Ruger No. 1 and blast away.
     
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    I think they are over the center of the rifle but are a "see through" design so that you can still use the iron sights if you want to.
     
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    just see through mounts, and Newfies are Canadians, not europeans.
     
  19. rcmodel

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    See-Through rings?
    Well no wonder they can't hit an ice berg in the same place twice!!

    rc
     
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    Sounds like some true experts on the subject, god bless america.
     
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    I think the Newfies are having a good laugh on the TV producers. Heck they're probably sitting around at their Pubs telling jokes about U.S. TV-types. "Ay Alfie, didja hear the one aboot-----"
     
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    "Nuke it from orbit; it's the only way to be sure.":p
     
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    Mosin nagant, the bayo doubles as an ice pick
     
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    Nighty-bye. :)
     
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