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It's October - Which caliber for Pumpkins?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jrou111, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. jrou111

    jrou111 Member

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    Anyone shoot pumpkins after holloween? I know you can pickup old pumpkins at the grocery store for next to nothing after Oct 31. I'm thinking about having a "lineup" for a firing squad. Here's the callibers I have at my disposal:

    .223
    .44 magnum
    12 guage
    .308
    7.62x54r

    I'm thinking the 7.62x54r with HP or SP ammo or 12 ga. slugs would be the most destructive. :D
     
  2. lucky_fool

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    Which caliber for pumpkins?

    All of them.
     
  3. Zundfolge

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    Drill a hole in the top of the pumpkins and fill them up with water (red food coloring is a nice touch too).

    :evil:
     
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    12ga birdshot from about 8 feet using a short barrel.
    Trust me.
    For one surreal moment, I was inside this amazing orange haze.
    Do wear glasses.
     
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    we did this 2 years ago

    no food coloring, though. I went to my friend's uncle's farm in PA. He has one of thoes pick your own places, and what ever is left on the ground on Nov first was ours. High velosity is best (you dont need to worry too much about penetration with pumpkins) for explosive results.:D

    His 7mm rem mag threw pumpkin guts over 20 yards. 12ga with slugs was fun too.
     
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    7.62x54R is quite fun. So is 12 gauge birdshot.
     
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    44 mag does a number on pumpkins.
     
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    If they are smaller, a 22-250 will make a BIG mess out of a pumpkin.:D
     
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    I have used 7.62x39 Russian manufacture hollow points, and it was fun, but nothing special.
     
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    The 12ga or any of the others (with HP ammo) will make for a very nice display.
     
  13. Rem700SD

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    It depends on if the pumpkin is dried or not. Fast bullets on "wet" pumpkins big slugs on dry ones. No water, no hdrostatic shock...
     
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    00Buck. Works every time! :)
     
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    Shrike Missile :D

    Oh...Pumpkin. :eek:

    Well...anything will work! :neener:
     
  16. jrou111

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    Hmm, maybe I can get a hold of some tannerite too :D
     
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    .50bmg from a barrett 600yds away...


    Pumpkin?....what pumpkin? where?
     
  18. Eleven Mike

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    What caliber for overly-realistic halloween costumes?

    "Your honor, my client saw a large mutant advancing on him, snarling and armed with a butcher knife."
     
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    12 gauge at close range works great!!!!
     
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    Gotta say that a 110gr JHP from a Rossi 92 does a really nice job on a water filled pumpkin <grin>
     
  21. The-Fly

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    +1 on the 12 gauge. Seriously, anytime you need to explode, destory, or otherwise make a huge mess out of something , a shotgun is the way to go. Birdshot, buckshot, and slugs all are useful toys to maximize your carnage :evil:
     
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    I went to a pumpkin shoot over the weekend. My caliber of choice was 12 gauge (slugs):

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    Was joking the other day about making a sheet-steel stencil for a jack-o-lantern, then just putting it in front of a pumpkin and shooting it with a shotgun... instant carving?
     
  24. Eleven Mike

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    Eddie, what kind is that? The gun, not the pumpkin.
     
  25. DF357

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    EddieCoyle forgot to tell you he also used a .50 on them, too.



    In a world where hundreds of evil orange devils come at you and you fear for your life..what do you do?


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    You get 40 brave men and women and you shoot handguns, high powered rifles, buffalo guns and shotguns at them:

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    You use scoped rifles for the ones still way out but who relentlessly keep coming at you:
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    Some are so determined to keep coming that you need to turn loose a .50 cal on them:
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    After a half an hour or so, with thousands of rounds expended, you tiptoe thru the bodies to check for survivors:
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    You show them no mercy.

    Will your town be safe from these evil orange monsters for another year?

    Unlikely.


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