What caliber for Apatosaurus?

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  1. TheLastBoyScout

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    Seriously... This is why the GF won't let me watch dino movies anymore.

    Assuming you could get a headshot, do you think .50BMG would do it?

    Or would it require something like a Solothurn (yes I'm re-reading UC)?

    Or would it get into the range of light tank/heavy aircraft calibers (25mm Bushmaster or 30mm GAU-8 Avenger)?

    I'm guessing a COM shot requires tank guns...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apatosaurus
     
  2. MKEITH

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    That 50BMG round with the high explosives would probobly do it nicely. Either that or a .45.
     
  3. 0007

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    Mike's 20mm at Anzio Iron Works would probably get 'er done.
     
  4. Wayne G.

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    Locking in 5, 4, 3....;)
     
  5. Geronimo45

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    Ma Deuce. I seriously can't think of any living creature that couldn't be stopped by that thing.
     
  6. tnieto2004

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    .50BMG should do it ..
     
  7. Officers'Wife

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    Hi Boy Scout,

    There is no problem that cannot be remedied with the proper application of explosives.

    That said if I remember my biology correctly a reptile's head is more heavily armored than any other part of his body the back being second. You would probably be better off with shot to the belly than the head. A 45-70 ball would probably do the trick if fired out of a Gatlin, which ball did the trick would be up to your imagination.

    Selena
     
  8. MathurinKerbouchard

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    .577 Tyrannosaur - Duh!!!:neener:
     
  9. Thernlund

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    The kitchen is hopelessly dirty. :D


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  10. The Deer Hunter

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    Its all about shot placement. For what its worth, I could take one down with a .22lr if I needed to.
     
  11. Thernlund

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    I could do it with some wet paper and a straw! :neener:


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  12. jr_roosa

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    If you're going to shoot a dinosaur, shouldn't you be using a cartridge that's been out of production for a while, you know, for consistency's sake?

    -J.
     
  13. Norm357

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    10mm.

    Fire up the BBQ!:D
     
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    A head shot will NOT work on an Apatasaur they have secondary brains!!. So you'd need something with A LOT of penetration to allow you to take a heart/lung shot.
     
  15. sierrabravo45

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    I would say a Glock 17 in 9mm.

    From what the Glock fans have said in other forums, they kill anything and WILL NOT JAM.

    Against a Apatosaurus, I feel this is best.:neener::neener:
     
  16. Davo

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    30MM fo sho.
     
  17. 230RN
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    A 280 mm ought to do it.
     
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  18. Wes Janson

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    I say, just let rip with the Ma Deuce...might not be a 1-shot stop, but sooner or later it's got to get the job done.
     
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    Come on guys! The deadly 50 caliber black powder muzzle loading sniper weapon that's freely available without a background check is just the ticket! :neener:
     
  20. FieroCDSP

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    Not according to the officially licensed Jurassic Park:Lost World spin-off game Trespasser ('98 I believe). The 50BMG's scattered around the game did bo-diddly against Apatosaurs or the fearsome T-Rex :eek:. Then again, if the physics model had scaled up a bit better, it would have been an incredible shooter. As it stands, it's the only game I've ever been able to find that you actually have to line up the sights properly to hit anything with a gun.
     
  21. Mousegun

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    Now why would anyone want to take down a cute little Apath?

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  22. 30 cal slob

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    .22 LR to center of weener.
     
  23. Walkalong

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    One stick of dynamite, strategically placed. :cool:
     
  24. daniel (australia)

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    I think that accuracy would be the important factor, not power, if you were to make the head shot work. After all, the skull is actually not that heavy, and pretty open about the brain, but the brain is tiny - like walnut sized.

    Of course, even if you hit it, it might take a while for the rest of the body to realise that someone's switched off the lights - might as well start gathering firewood for the barby, crack yourself a beer, and get ready for the local meat-eaters to roll up:D.
     
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    Heavy phaser rifle.
     
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