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Officials said the compound bow and arrow is as powerful as a machine gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by afponiky, Mar 20, 2011.

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  1. afponiky

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    Hyperbole taken to the absurd or just an absurd level of stupidity.
     
  3. jerkface11

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    How does one quantify the power of a machinegun?
     
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    A compound bow/machine gun would be awesome!
     
  5. NG VI

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    What caliber machine gun?

    Does it shoot arrows as well?
     
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    That made my day.
     
  7. Owen Sparks

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    Bows and arrows are more deadly than you might think. A modern hunting broadhead will defeat a bullet proof vest, pass completely through the man wearing it and exit through the other side. It will do so silently. In trained hands a compound bow is at least as accurate as a handgun and can repeat about as fast as a single shot hunting rifle.
     
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    BS....where do these maroons come from,......???
     
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    Obviously we need to regulate, license, control, and even possibly ban them. Oh the humanity.

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    I once saw Rambo kill like a thousand guys with a bow and arrow.
     
  11. Owen Sparks

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    I saw a physics demonstration of sectional density once where an archer took a gallon milk jug full of sand and shot an arrow through it with a regular old fashoned wooden long bow. He then shot the same jug with a 1911 and put several .45 slugs into it and none of them exited! He then shot a bullet proof vest hanging on a clothes line and the arrow passed completely through it and kept going.
     
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    Yah, but that second shot is pretty darn tough with a crossbow!
     
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    Clearly the Official that made this absurd statement is an expert in his own mind.
     
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    i think i saw a cossbow machine gun in a hollywood movie once... it may have been a vampire movie...:scrutiny:
     
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    The Rainbow :D
     
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    Bows are impractical for most criminal use because they are big and slow to get into action and require a lot of practice but make no mistake, being run through with a hunting broadhead is about as deadly as being shot. I could see using a bow and arrow as a defensive weapon against a home invader if you could not get a firearm. I know one individual who had a drug conviction in his youth and is prohibited from owning a firearm so he keeps his hunting bow beside the bed. The idea is that if someone kicks down his door he will still have more than enough time to string and draw his bow before the bad guy breaks down the door, makes it up the stairs and down the hall to his darkened bedroom.
     
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    "VanHelsing" with Hugh Jackman & Kate Beckinsale. A horrible train wreck of a .
     
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    BS....where do these maroons come from,......???

    Uh..morons?
     
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    Now the newspapers have changed the story. No mention of machinegun in the article at all now.

    Haa Haa........
     
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    Selective inbreeding.
     
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    What? Huh?
     
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    You never watched many Buggs Bunny cartoons...did you?
     
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    I used to carry my compound bow concealed, but I had problems with printing. And of course there was the endless debate over whether or not you should carry it in condition one. Of course I explain to people that it is useless to carry it at all if it is empty. Then there is polymer vs alloy, and arguing over which caliber of arrow is the most likely to stop an attacker with one shot. I gave up.
     
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    Yeah its been changed to say "extremely powerful" weapon, which is true enough I guess. They left out the slow to use and difficult to aim part though. :):)
     
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    A biography I was reading about George A. Custer a number of years ago pointed out the power behind even what the Indians used back then; an Indian hunter, on horseback, aimed his arrow at a buffalo and shot it broadside. The arrow went completly through the buffalo and into a second. There, it stopped, but it had enough power the arrow was coming out that buffalo's other side. This second buffalo stumbled into a third which was abreast it -- and, you guessed it, drove the arrow into a third buffalo.:what: Yup. A "three fer." Okay, the third was pure luck.... but still going through one and partially exiting a second buffalo is pretty powerful.
     
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