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Most distructive rounds?

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  1. obese1konobe

    obese1konobe Member

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    I'm new here, so firstly Hi to everyone.

    I would like to draw on the collective wisdom of the mod's/members.

    I am trying to ascertain what is actually the most destructive type of round that can be fired from a Rifle/Shotgun??
    To qualify what I mean by destructive, here are my constrains/control method

    Material to be destroyed = Wood (large Pine tree)
    features being compared = Largest entry damage surrounding the impact point.

    Basically what would tear up the bark and cambian layers of a tree (so say 3" in) doing the most damage over the largest area.

    I will be trying out the best suggestions and I will post results.

    thanks
     
  2. General Geoff

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    well, if by rifle you mean shoulder fired, .50BMG incendiary

    Or possibly 20mm, if you consider that to still be a rifle and not a cannon. Also incendiary.
     
  3. Hostile Amish

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    You can't beat a .50 BMG for destructive purposes.
     
  4. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    The one that actually hits.

    On Mythbusters, they tried to cut down trees with machine guns. Results will vary greatly depending on the size and type. They actually set on on fire with a gatling gun.

    Are we going to see you in the news sometime soon?
     
  5. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Member

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    a 12 gauge slug will put a pretty big hole is just about anything...
     
  6. heron

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    Why do you want to kill a perfectly good tree?
     
  7. jbkebert

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    Might I suggest a Stihl instead. May get the job done a little faster and by the time you fire enough rounds to down a large tree. You have probably paid for the saw:p
     
  8. Impureclient

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    I said this in another post and I'll say it again. Seriously what's with all the interest in this kind of stuff. Shooting trees? Somebody wants the most
    destructive bullet, can afford the thousands of dollars for the gun and the bullets that go with it and is asking what they are? Are we giving a first
    time gun owner more info than they really need or is this some nutty tree assassin? Having several thousand dollars laying around to buy a large
    caliber rifle and looking to learn about most destructive bullets seem like they don't go together. Sorry to be so callous but this is too weird of a first post.
     
  9. chris in va

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    Do I have to say it...do I?:p

    A SAW.
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  10. Travis Bickle

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    Either a 10 gauge slug or .50 BMG.
     
  11. CapnMac

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    Charge from a plasma rifle in the 40MW range, obviously
    (isn't it?)<g>
     
  12. earlthegoat2

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    THV bullets on soft targets arent too bad either
     
  13. ThrottleJockey

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    Try the 200 pound chimp. They seem pretty destructive. Better get them quick though, they're about to ban them.
     
  14. bang_bang

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    Whatever this guy has :rolleyes:


    thupergay.jpg
     
  15. Impureclient

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    122mm Air to tree Sock monkeys, nuff said
     
  16. searcher451

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    Hate to state the obvious, but it's the one that hits the propane tank in the shark's mouth.
     
  17. lucky_fool

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    Vespa-mounted 75mm recoilless rifle, of course.

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  18. JImbothefiveth

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    A large entry wound on a tree? Maybe birdshot with a full choke. Just be careful, trees can easily cause ricochets.
     
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