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inexpensive improvised rattlesnake and zombie killing weapon.

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Shifty, May 4, 2013.

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  1. rondog

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    Shotgun!
     
  2. Sam Cade

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    Dang.

    That would be decisive. Whump!





    Bad snakes 'round here usually get it in the neck from whatever machete,big chopper or 'baccer knife is at hand since you pretty much have to have a blade to get through the briars.
     
  3. jbkebert

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    If you double the lariat rope over itself and swing it overhand then hard down. It puts a tremendous amount of smack on anything. I am not suggesting doing a Indiana Jones impression.
     
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    there is nothing wrong with an old fasion hoe....kept razor sharp with a fine file....long enough reach to be safe...does not require reloading
     
  6. Gordon

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    As far as the Zombie killing part: when I landed a very lucrative job as diesel generator engineer for the international Atomic energy commission deactivation of the North Korean reactor I resolved I would never go peacefully into a prison.:)to that end I always had one of these with the bevel carefully sharpened for 18" and the 6" of the end rounded
    http://www.starrett.com/metrology/p...ecision-Rules,-Straight/Straight-Edges/385-24

    And a roll of duct tape :evil:
    Sons ofguns woulda had to shoot me. :neener:
    As it was they politely asked us to pack up and go.:confused:

    Idon'tthink I will be going back FWIW:D
     
  7. Bobson

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    Superb. :)
     
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    Sidewalk ice scraper.

    Long handle, wide high strength blade. Good for beheading snakes and zombies.
     
  9. hso

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    A long handled flat shovel should be nearly ideal for this purpose.

    I suggest trying a strong spray bottle with ammonia that can spray a narrow stream several feet to keep you well away from the animal and avoid alerting it to your presenced. Do not spray the animal, but spray the ground near it to drive it away from the area. You don't want it in defensive mode where it might "stand" its ground against the offensive spray.

    The advantage of a firearm is the ability to maintain a safe distance, but the risk of ricochet is a very real hazard.
     
  10. btg3

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    per your own idea and ships next day...
    http://www.martialartsmart.com/45-84wu.html?gclid=CNCP75OP_7YCFcw7Ogod3AkAiA

    Or the hardware store version...
    http://www.target.com/p/smith-hawke...A-13010640#prodSlot=dlp_medium_1_3&term=edger

    But I think the blade is too rounded and the snake head might slip to either side, thus this...
    http://www.target.com/p/smith-hawken-premium-quality-solid-forged-border-spade/-/A-13010638
     
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    An ice chopper has a shovel length wooden handle and a sharp steel blade. Just what you are looking for. Good luck.
     
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    Well now fellows, since some one mentioned the lariat, I figure the OP could just buy a really, really, really long (or tie together some normal lengths of) horse hair rope. Just make a complete circle around the property, kill off those remaining inside the circle and relax. Cuz we all know that snakes won't crawl across a horse hair rope.:neener:

    Oh, by the way, guns like the Judge are illegal in California. Firing a firearm inside the city limits, or within a regulated distance of inhabited dwellings and a few other laws would get the OP printed, photographed and strip searched.

    The best tool would be a sharpened hoe. You've got the critter our reached, and a good whack will chop it into a couple or so pieces. But, just make sure it isn't a protected species.
     
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    A hoe if you can't use the .410...
     
  14. btg3

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    Fine can run up to $500.
     
  15. Water-Man

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    A hoe.

    No, not that kind of hoe.:eek:
     
  16. Texan Scott

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    And give her a shovel.
     
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    A hoe would work just fine, but I'd still go with the long-handled shovel. A
    heavier head, compared to a hoe. Then, you start to get into the faster speed with a lighter- head hoe, verses the slightly slower shovel. I'm thinking one good smack is all you need. I would feel more confident with a shovel in my hands.

    Anyway, a shovel is more versatile than a hoe, I think. If I had to choose between a hoe, or a shovel, for anything, I'd grab the shovel. That's just my opinion, though. Unless I had a more specialized "hoe" job in the garden.:D
     
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    I think that a hoe would be good, but not the absolute best. There is some distance involved with both, which is good. To decapitate the critter with a hoe would take an over-head strike. Otherwise, a hoe could be used to push it away, with a straight forward thrust. With a shovel, the strongest effort would involve a direct thrust, with the tip of the pointed shovel down, could take off it's head, or push it away, if you were gentle. The shovel wins, in my opinion. More gun for the money. That's my bet. Sharpening the head is opitional, but not essential, I think.
     
  19. Texan Scott

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    :p If I'm 'bout to watch a heated debate between grown men yellin about garden tools to kill things with no legs, imma get me a lawn chair an some popcorn! :D
     
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    alright......after reading through everyone suggestions.....i think ive found the perfect tool for the job....


    Rocket-Propelled-Shovel-Launcher.jpg
     
  21. Texan Scott

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    ^ righteous.
     
  22. DeTerminator

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    I think that a little reptile critter ain't gonna scare me me much, how about you?
     
  23. Texan Scott

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    I'll tell y'all a story about my bravery, and every word is true.

    Last time I saw a snake, it was spring and I had a LAWN with actual grass. Lush, green, cross-grain cut grass, and I was PROUD of the silly thing.

    I had just mown about two hours prior, and saw in the dusky light of late sunset that one of the kids had thrown a big STICK right into the middle of my lawn. I went to pick it up and toss it, and when my hand was about two feet away, it reared up, showed fangs, and HISSED.

    I jumped straight back about three feet, and made a noise that sounded like a six year old girl impersonating all three Stooges at once. I grabbed the nearest thing handy, an old cinder block, and heaved it overhead, two handed, like Chuck Heston hurling down the ten commandments. I actually hit it, pinned it down about six inches below the head.

    Still making Stooge noises, I ran inside and grabbed a baseball bat. Ran back outside, squatted about four feet away, and clubbed it six times over the head with adrenaline fueled rapidity, like BamBam on the Flintstones ... *BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*. I looked at the pulpy mess, made a very unmanly noise, and clubbed it six more times, *BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*BAM*, for good measure.

    I cut its head off with my pocket knife, grabbed a hoe, used it to tip off the cinder block (ain't touchin' it!), scooped up the body, and ran ALL THE WAY TO THE STREET, holding it out in front of me like it was an egg-on-a-spoon race, and dropped it down a sewer drain. Then I ran back, scooped up the head, and ran it to the street the same way, and dropped it down a DIFFERENT sewer drain,
    JUST. IN. CASE.

    The gun on my right hip never came into play.
     
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    Texan Scott - I laughed very hard at that. Out loud. :D

    I have a similar story. When I lived in So. Oregon the place was infested with rattlers (we don't have them here, too cool). I walked in the breezeway one day between the shop and garage - big ol' rattler. I grabbed a shovel and swung it like a chimp who never used a hammer before. Straight overhead. One shot. Head was flat.

    I think it's human instinct. Built in.
     
  25. P.B.Walsh

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    Texan Scott for post of the YEAR!
     
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