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Gun Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    A little food for thought for those of you who would advocate an AK for such an imaginary scenario: I have read that most of the Siberian/Amur tigers killed in the Russian Far East are found to have been already packing lead, most of it, I would surmise, from rifles in 7.62x39. If the 7.62x39 can't put down a tiger reliably, consider that a T. Rex weighed about as much as 30 big tigers. Nuff said.

    The muzzle energy of a .460 Weatherby would be about half the bodyweight of a big T-Rex. This ratio is about equivalent to using a .32 ACP on a large man, a fair-size deer or wild pig. (Although, truth be told, I don't know if this really means anything. The .460 is a good elephant cartridge, and elephants would be similar in weight to the T-Rex.)
     
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  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Most people can't hit the broadside of a barn with an automatic rifle like an AK-variant after the first two or three shots. If you're not trained in them you'll never hit anything.
     
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  3. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I am flying back from my annual boar hunt.
    I did use a spear and it was intense to say the least. I used a wimpy ass spear by the end match the spear was bent like a bow.
    The spear was simply not big enough to do the job right.
    Next year new spear that's got a much larger spear head and bigger pole.
    Bringing back some good meat though.
     
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  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    FTFY
     
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  5. JustinW

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    I woulda guessed 7.62x54R or 12g slug from a civilian shooter or 5.45 if it were military shooters.
     
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    Hey, bud, LTNS.
     
  7. JLibourel

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    I would surmise that a 7.62x45R or a 12-gauge slug would be more likely to anchor the tiger or at least wound the tiger seriously enough so that it would expire before too long. My sense was that these tigers that were packing lead were comparatively healthy at the time they were shot. The 5.45 would be a possibility.

    I got this from a book on a tiger that was wounded by a shotgun and seemingly deliberately hunted down and killed the guy who wounded him and one or two other men before being shot and killed with a 7.62x54R. (It's been a few years since I read it and don't recall all the details exactly.)
     
  8. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    All my guns:

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    Top to bottom:

    Left:

    Desert Tech SRS-A1 Covert. .308 (also have a conversion for .300 Win Mag and waiting on paperwork for Desert Tech can)

    S&W .223

    CZ .22

    Mossberg 12 gauge

    Remington 20 Gauge

    Ruger 9mm

    Pistols on Right:

    HK USP .45 with AAC Ti-Rant can

    Ruger .22 with Silencerco Can

    Kahr .40 S&W

    Keltec .32

    Browning .22
     
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  9. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Nice start
     
  10. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    There's not much left on my want list at this point.

    Pretty much have all my bases covered.

    If I could find a high quality semi-auto shotgun with a large capacity magazine, I'd be tempted, but there isn't much else that I want to buy.
     
  11. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    A good friend of mine hunted pigs with a knife.

    Seemed like a very "sporting" way to hunt, as the animal actually had a chance. (and pigs are mean.)



     
  12. Mauro

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    I don't know if I could use a knife without a dog. A 100 pound plus boar can fuck you up in a very bad way.
    They are very mean and don't back down.
    My spear was to small and it took about 6 minutes before I killed the boar. It was bad. Without a bigger spear I wouldn't do it again.
     
  13. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    He used dogs, but the dogs were just there to track and corner the boar.

    Once they had the boar located, the dogs were called off, and he went at it with the boar one on one.

    (He was a really big guy, about 6 foot 5 inches and really strong, so that probably helped.)




     
  14. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A big pig is dangerous not matter how big you are. Your friend is a beast! I am sure the dogs help so he can get in there.
    A 100 to 400 lb boar can gore you to death. I have seen boar kill dogs wearing armor. It's nuts.
    I respect the hell out of him.
     
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  15. DerekS

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    very true. Im a pretty fuckin good shot with my AR, and i was invited out by Danie Defense for a private shooting event and got to shoot a full auto......needless to say....my ego was cut in half.
     
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  16. DerekS

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    i have a smith 586 (blued version of the 686) with a trigger job and i gotta say its one of my all time favorite pistols. One ill never get rid of.
     
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    I'm gonna shoot this in a couple days and probably steal it!
     
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  18. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Never owned an L-frame Smith (like the 586,686, 581, 681, etc.). I'm sure I'd like one, though, one of the older ones, anyway. I do have a passel of K- and N-frames, however.
     
  19. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    This thread got me thinking about a good semi-auto shotgun.

    Found this one and ordered it tonight.

    Will be interesting to see how well it works.

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    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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