What caliber for Apatosaurus?

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  1. jmorris

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    .223

    (for all the guys that start the .223 for deer threads)
     
  2. 230RN
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    I take back the use of the 280mm atomic cannon --it would leave no edible portions.

    But jr_roosa wisely and truly mentioned,

    A 280 mm Anzio Annie ought to do it. And it's sure been out of production for a while.
     
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  3. TehK1w1

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    As Jerkface11 mentioned, the Apatosaurus had a secondary nerve center located on the spine forward of the hips. So even a head shot might leave it thrashing for a while!! I personally would go with a quad mounted 20mm firing AP rounds.
     
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    "Phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range."
     
  5. Funderb

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    don't shoot it!
    Put a harness and saddle on it and ride it to work. step on the middle manager's car. Poop on the boss'.
     
  6. Javelin2235

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    My vote goes towards the 76mm (3") gun on the bow of my old Coast Guard ship. Accurate to 8 miles, available with ball, AP, and HE...full auto, roughly 45 rounds a minute-ish. I'd cast a HP or Soft Point projectile, and give them one right in the bread-basket. Then I'd feed 50 people for 2 years...

    -jack
     
  7. Thernlund

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    Make sure to use nitrogen bullets.


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    As shown in tremors, the 460 Weatherby is enough for anything on the planet.......just don't expect your truck to pull it.....
     
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    What caliber for rediculous threads?
     
  10. Cosmoline

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    I think you could fare pretty well with a whale gun. They're big, but still much smaller than a whale.

    On an unrelated note, I remember on one really strange segment of Art Bell's show a fellow arguing that the Apatosaurs were proof that the Earth was smaller in the past, and thus had a lower gravity. I guess cosmic dust and debris are slowly making the planet bigger. Or maybe it ate too many high fat dinos :D
     
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    Back off, and nuke 'em from orbit.

    (Someone HAD to say it.)
     
  12. SpeedAKL

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    30mm GAU-8A Avenger cannon pulled off an A-10
     
  13. Orr89rocz

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    This could be a serious animal to bring down without a brain shot now that i think about it. I was gonna say you guys are overthinking this. its only 75ft long at the biggest and most of that is tail and neck. MUCH thicker than elephant i guess but who knows, it may have soft skin and somewhat thick rib bones. Nothing a good solid from a elephant gun like a .460 weatherby, 458 lott, 600 nitro, 577 trex, etc couldnt handle. or could it??

    they say those things have massssive lungs since they needed to breathe enough to o2 enrich the massive amount of blood in that animal. wiki says 500-liter, four-chambered heart and 900 liter capacity lungs

    would a small 50 cal hole do anything to something that large?? i doubt it... would it crush that huge shoulder bone? maybe ona few shots. the spine looks promising tho but rumored to be very thick. only the biggest loads should be used i'd say. best bet a head shot. head shot is necessry to take out some sort of brain or vessels that supply oxygen to that beast's brain/brains
     
  14. Jimmy Newman

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    Pshh... they're not THAT big... they only weigh about three times what an African elephant does.
     
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    apparently, you can kill anything with a .223. Just look at the posts on here about the .223 on whitetails!
     
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    whitetail is like 1/333 the size of a apatosaurus. ENOUGH 223's rounds may eventually kill anything but eh.... a dinosaur?
     
  17. Beatnik

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    We need destructive energy, not mood lighting. Maybe 40 kW....

    Honestly, I'm thinking archery. Custom-made peterbilt truck-mounted ballista, with a 10' x 5" x 1/2" spring-tempered 4130 prod, throwing something light, like 1" OD T6 aluminum pipe, with 8" broadheads.

    Clean through both lungs, wherever they are.... then chase it back toward camp with the truck, which, of course, would have to play la cuckaracha.
     
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    30.06 or .308 from 300 yards.
     
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    Do you want to kill it or destroy it? If your goal is to kill it and keep it reasonably intact for trophy or research purposes, .50 BMG through the heart/lungs will bring it down eventually. You may have to track it for a ways, though. Consider that in the real world the Bambuti (African pygmies) routinely kill elephants with just a spear. Their preferred technique is to sneak up behind the elephant and stab it in the rear leg so that major blood vessels are severed. Jumbo then trumpets and screams and runs and bleeds until he eventually bleeds out. The Bambuti then move their village to where Jumbo fell down and feast on elephant until he gets too putrid to eat. Apatosaurus is several times bigger, but the same basic idea_using a gun_can be applied.
     
  20. stolivar

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    come on guys

    A T-rex is about the same size as a elephant but just a little bigger. It would not be hard to kill with most big games guns.... They had one at an exhibit next to an elephant to show true size...:what:



    steve
     
  21. Special_K

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    40mm HE



    Duh!
     
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