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Vampire Hunting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FSCJedi, Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. FSCJedi

    FSCJedi Member

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    Well, hey, I figured with the zombie thread going on, I could at least see if anyone was interested in fighting this vastly superior form of undead. *shrug*

    So what would you use? I personally have looked into having some silver bullets made for my 9mm. I found a custom silver casting company based out of Rhode Island that told me they could make me any size I wanted (in PURE silver), I just had to send them the size bullet I want molded. I think I'm gonna send 'em a 147 grain FMJ, then ask them to swag it down a few thousandths of an inch so it doesn't destroy the rifling in my pistol. I even had my local engraver carve crosses onto the nickle casings. After everything is loaded up, I'm gettin' the whole lot blessed by a priest. Incindiary rounds would also be useful against most vampires since they tend to be vunerable to fire.

    Then I thought about buying some oak dowel rods that would fit in the barrel of my pistol and putting a primer on one end, and sharpening the other. The rods would have to be wide enough in diameter to have some friction so that it catches the rifling and won't fall out of the barrel, but I think that'll be easy enough to find. Instant stake launcher!

    Last but not least, filling clear shotgun shell hulls with silver jewelers shot (used for repairing silver jewelry). Only to be used in a steel sleeved barrel, and preferably something short (18" or less). Though some slugs carved out of oak, then marginally hollowed out and inserted with holy water filled glass vials might be nice... hmmm...

    So what say you? Obviously I was just talking about firearms here. My choice in melee weapons is a completely different story. :D
     
  2. gripper

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    Is there any sort of nyclad -type coating that could be used over a uni-metal(like silver)composition bullet??Then,you might not need to swage it down any.Gets me thinking of the anti-vampire version of the old Balle-D(WWI 8mm Lebel round).
     
  3. bogie

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    Okay. Everyone here's living in a fantasy world.
     
  4. CleverName

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    Question is, how do we ensure that they're exposed to silver without direct silver-steel barrel contact?

    My answer? Sabots. Silver slug, maybe some lead for weight in the back, from a dedicated slug gun.

    And couldn't we just get a portable tanning bed and give them sunburns?
     
  5. Mnemesyne

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    For Vampires it's wooden stakes or holy water....If you're wanting to use silver bullets, you'd need to find yourself some Werewolves o_O
     
  6. cracked butt

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    I think you are getting your monsters mixed up. Silver bullets are for WEREWOLVES , you need wood, holy water, sunlight, or a decapitation for a vampire.
    That being said, something in the range of .458 WM- .50 BMG, should work reliably for decapitation. Always use enough gun for dangerous game.
     
  7. M-Rex

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    I'd go with Hellboy's Samaritan, and his quote about the rounds.

    Might as well be sure. ;)
     
  8. Third_Rail

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    Silver is plenty soft enough when dead soft - soft enough that it scratches with fingernail pressure. Casting the silver is EXPENSIVE! It would be cheaper to buy silver bar and turn it down, save the shavings for other fun things.
     
  9. kbr80

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    Easy, 10mm doubletap ammo, bullet removed and replaced with wood slugs :D
     
  10. CleverName

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    I think the problem is that there isn't one clear set of rules for vampire hunting. Do crosses/holy water/stakes work? The movie Blade says nope. Bram Stoker's Dracula (the movie with Gary Oldman) says sunlight doesn't work. Underworld says that only sunlight works.

    So, what does that leave us with... fire and garlic? So we all cary thermite, incendiary ammo, and flares, and eat pesto by the ton?
     
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    Gripper the Lebel uses cupro-nickel , not cupro-silver... they do have a silver finish to them .
     
  12. JSR

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    I use Lasercast for werewolves. Theres not enough silver in them to kill them but it makes them to sick to their stomach to eat... me. :rolleyes:
     
  13. CleverName

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    I've got it - the surefire way to kill a vampire:
    We decapitate, stake through the heart, shoot with silver bullets melted down from a crucifix, sprinkle with holy water, put garlic down his throat, have a priest say something, and set the vampire on fire, all at dawn.

    That should just about cover it.

    Unless he goes bat/mist, how the heck do we fight a mist? Air filtration screens? Industrial fans?
     
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    You can buy silver that has already been cast into rods of varying diameter clear down to .250". The easy way to do this would be to simply fit a very short length of simver rod into the cavity of a backwards-loaded HBWC and call it a day. (the same could theoretically be done with a wood dowel).

    I dont generally worry about mythical creatures enough to load up for them though.
     
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    what are winchester silvertips made with? i'm guessing it's not silver but my buddy's convinced it is.

    some shotshells use cork wads. one could pack the cavity of a hollow point with cork or balsa wood, but that's not much of a stake. if you did the same with garlic and holy water that ought to work. could cap it off with wax or hot glue. 'nother reason for those 200 grain flying ashtrays. the myths are never specific about quantities of the offensive stuff, though. would a pinch of garlic, sawdust and holywater injected directly to the heart be sufficient? wouldn't a bow and arrow be ideal? never see 'em fighting vampires with a bow in those movies. i'm betting on the flamethrower and the wooden twelve guage slugs filled with garlic and holy water. oooh, oooh, what about those dragon's breath 12ga rounds? and does a 500 lumen surefire weaponlight come close enough to sunlight?
     
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    Someone already poined out the bit about silver being for werewolves not vmpires. Try lignus vitae bullets. the name is latin for living wood. It is a super dense wood used for many types of hand tools back in the old days.
    A good reloader could probably figure out how to do it right, but I figure turning out a few slugs on a lathe then partially filling them with lead would make some decent wadcutters for a .45 or other large caliber weapon.
    If nothing else, use if for shot in a shotgun. it would probably work for close range encounters with the undead.
     
  17. grendelbane

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    I have to disagree. A silver bullet through the heart will kill any vampire or werewolf.

    I just searched Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the word silver only appears 12 times. Never in connection with bullets.

    E-Bay recently auctioned a late 19th century vampire killing kit. It included some cartridges loaded with purported silver bullets.
     
  18. earthworm

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    brerrabbit beat me to the punch:I was gonna suggest a revolver with wood bullets (which I understand actually existed in the past & are specifically banned by the Geneva Convention.Any historians out there?).
    Or ***:just blow their heads off with a 12 gauge:decapitation is mythologically accurate*G*.
     
  19. meathammer

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    I would have to say flamethrower. All forms of monsters: zombies, mummies, werewolves, vampires, etc. are susceptible to immolation.

    Maybe a bow/crossbow for vampires with wooden arrows or bolts. I think the key is to have the stake "stick" though and not pass through.

    These threads crack me up.

    :D


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    chopinbloc mentioned a Surefire. That could work if fitted with an ultraviolet lamp.

    Edited to add: Anti-Bloodsucker Weapons

    :D

    --meathammer
     
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    Found these wooden bullets for sale. Scroll about halfway down:

    6.5 X 55 SWEDISH AMMO with WOODEN BULLETS

    Swedish Mfg. NC/BE Brass Cases. Par Packed 20 rds per box 200 rds per pack. 800 rds per case. Wt. 28# per case. Special care must be taken when firing this ammo. Wooden bullets can penetrate.

    * 11.9 cents per Round
    * 200 rds $ 23.80
    * $ 95.20 per case

    http://www.samcoglobal.com/ammo.html
     
  22. johnster999

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    There ya go. Wooden bullets. To be on the safe side, you could coat the tip with some silver.

    999
     
  23. Agent P

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    I'd bring along that UV lamp thingie from "Blade".

    Don't forget to pack some vervain to prevent your mind from being influenced!
     
  24. JSR

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    Ala "The Lost Boys",a Super Soaker full of holy water?
     
  25. TMM

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    haha! i love this!

    would pure silver really damage the bore that much? i woulnd't think so.

    FSCjedi: how would the dowel+primer work? no rim for revos, or rebated rim for autos...

    12g. loaded with that flamethrower stuff, silver bits, wooden slugs... a shotgun is VERY handy... just stuff whatever you can in that shell and you're good to go.

    ~TMM
     
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