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the movie Shooter-i know you have all seen it...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Skillet, Jul 10, 2009.

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  1. Skillet

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    okay, in the movie shooter with Mark Whalberg, he proves he is innocent by putting another firing pin inside of the rifle or something so it does not fire at all.
    how on earth does he do this? is it another firing pin or does the rifle just not have a firing pin or is a filed down firing pin or something?
    and, what does he shoot the can of stew with?
    and, what does he shoot the chopper down with when he is on the cliff?
    questions, questions, questions.
    thanks!:cool:
     
  2. freakshow10mm

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    He says he takes the firing pin out of all his guns every time he leaves the house.
     
  3. Precision Paper Puncher

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    .408 cheytac caliber, CheyTac M-200 intervention was the rifle

    .308 caliber M40 and a Barrett M82 .50 bmg in the beginning...

    he replaces the firing pin in all his guns with a shorter one, looks right with the naked eye, but needs a micrometer to verify...



    you would have to have a firing pin in it in order to cock it... other wise you are just moving a bolt, and wouldn't hear a click when you pull the trigger.


    here look at all the rest of the guns...
    http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Shooter
     
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    Couldn't have been! He was cocking it after every shot, the M82 is semi auto!

    ;) :D


    Really now, the stupidity of some of the gun scenes of that movie astounded me.
     
  5. P.B.Walsh

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    Mabey the Barret had alot of dust in it..?.?..?.?.???, I thought it was the single shot Barret at first myself...?.?
     
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    No, actually, every time he fired, it automatically cocked. THEN he cocked it again. I have not seen the whole movie (only about half a hour), but i am not sure i want to. Head shots at 900yd, on a target moving 30 MPH, with a .308...as close to impossible as it gets.
     
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    I'm fairly certain it was a semi-auto and he just cocked it again anyways.
    Which one was it? The .308 or the .408?
     
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    He was answering 2 different questions. ;)
     
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    .408 against the can of soup, .308 against humans, .50 against the helicopter.

    Yea, .308, 900 yards, 30mph, headshots, YEA RIGHT, ACT OF GOD!!!! Be friggin cool to see in real life (but moving paper, not real heads)!!!!!! :)
     
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    What puzzles me is where the hell was the FBI's CSI division? Once the tekkies get their hands on a rifle, don't they do a ballistic test to see if it has been used in some other crime, and get all that ballistic data for the court presentation? Wouldn't they have then noticed that it wouldn't fire? Kind of shoots a hole in the big dramatic attorney general scene.
     
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    Supposedly it was a cover up so they wouldn't want any "real" evidence that he did it and second they said their was no need to test fire the rifle because the round that was recovered was too mangled to do a comparison.
     
  13. Precision Paper Puncher

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    precisely....


    it was a decent movie for those that aren't gun nuts like ourselves....


    i got shushed a couple of times for pointing out the obvious....
     
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    I've heard that the 50 was semi auto but the action had to be cycled b/c blanks were used, I never watched the whole movie though
     
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    Quite possible.
    I wonder how good a movie would be if hollywood picked a handfull of the members here help make a movie?
     
  17. Precision Paper Puncher

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    well it would definitely be more consistent between scene takes....

    in the move American History X, when the black guys try to steal the radio out of his dad's truck and he opens fire....

    a total of 23 times....? c'mon now, be real with it.
     
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    plus the cocking makes it look 'tacti-cooool' to the uninformed LOL

    I loved the book, and the movie was ok, but the book was COOL...

    I've seen some other movies where the blanks didn't operate the action, one in paticular was a 1911A1, but it escapes me the title
     
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    ever notice in the movie super troopers when they are at the range, and ramathorn goes to shoot the gun (glock) makes a racking sound, but it never happens....
     
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    Maybe too boring. I like my movies stars to shoot holes in large amounts of people while nose-wheelieing a crotch rocket past an exploding fuel tanker at 70MPH! But seriously, it's only entertainment. The only thing that I think really sucks is when they can't get the army stuff right. Like ranks and radio comms, tactics and just general conversations etc... It is all common knowledge and so many people have been in the military you would think it was simple. No biggie though.

    Really though, I love this movie. "I'm a US Senator". "Exactly" BOOM! Hahaha.
     
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    lol refer to my sig
     
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    If you guys want to watch a very realistic gun movie, watch...


    Black Hawk Down
    The Kingdom
    The Hurt Locker
     
  23. Uncle Mike

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    Don't you hate that.... my wife will leave sometimes due to my second hand narration...:neener:

    Oh well, cocking that Barrett every shot just plain old sucked.... was that a nightforce scope on top of that 50?

    :D
     
  24. crawdaddy

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    Just finished the book (Point of Impact) on which the movie was based.

    "how on earth does he do this? is it another firing pin or does the rifle just not have a firing pin or is a filed down firing pin or something?"

    in the book he modifies the firing pin I won't say how in case someone here wants to read it. The book is definitely worth reading.
     
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    According to the book, he removed the firing pin, cut it midway, and welded it back together in order to leave the striker end intact. That way ( I suppose ) a casual inspection would find nothing amiss.
    Entirely different rifle in the book, anyway.
     
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