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Mythbusters: can a machine gun chop down a tree? [video]
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Posted on 02/12/2013 7:24:31 PM PST by grundle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC8jnSaCqxY

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1 posted on 02/12/2013 7:24:34 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

M2


2 posted on 02/12/2013 7:25:29 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: grundle

“The Splintermaker”


3 posted on 02/12/2013 7:36:08 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: grundle

I once saw a photo take over 125 years ago of a tree chopped down by a gatling gun for the benefit of two visiting Chinese dignitaries.

I think they wanted to impress the Chinese into buying the guns.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 7:38:01 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: grundle

F***yes. Next question.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 7:39:05 PM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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To: grundle

I could chop down a tree with my throwing knives.

It would take a while, but down it would go.

So a machine gun can obviously also do the same, don’t even need to watch.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 7:53:55 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: grundle

A lot depends on the size of the tree. Under six inches in diameter, with a .50-cal. M2, the answer is definitely “Yeah it’s a piece of cake.”


7 posted on 02/12/2013 7:55:37 PM PST by Bryan
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To: grundle

Saw it happen with my own eyes at Knob Creek... several times. Even have my own videos.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 7:57:13 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Bryan

Oh my. Just saw the video. Looks like it was about eight inches in diameter and it was only a .30-cal. ... but it was a Minigun. Three thousand rounds a minute.

“Yeah, it’s a piece of cake.”


9 posted on 02/12/2013 7:58:08 PM PST by Bryan
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To: chris37
I could chop down a tree with my throwing knives. It would take a while, but down it would go.

Question 2. Can your throwing knives set the tree on fire?

10 posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:46 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: grundle

Kari can get away with wearing those boots. ;)


11 posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:56 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

FWIW Mythbusters are serious Obots and have donated serious money to Dear Leader. Thus, Who are they again?


12 posted on 02/12/2013 8:07:56 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: grundle

Yup. So can a 12 ga.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 8:12:40 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Question 2. Can your throwing knives set the tree on fire?

It looked to me like they used some tracers and the burning probably did help to cut the tree.

I liked the Mona Lisa smile on her face during the slow motion replay.

14 posted on 02/12/2013 8:23:49 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I believe that was Hiram Maxim demonstrating his new invention to the Chinese ambassador. He went all over the world trying to find customers after the US govt. brushed him off. Kaiser Wilhelm II was very impressed.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 8:24:51 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: glock rocks

Christmas tree hunting with a Remington 870.

http://youtu.be/cVSabiYypEc


16 posted on 02/12/2013 8:25:09 PM PST by idkfa
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To: idkfa

:o) gracci!


17 posted on 02/12/2013 8:31:59 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
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To: ozzymandus

Thanks. I used to have a good memory before Obama came on the scene.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 8:34:27 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: grundle

I cut down a tree years ago with a British .303. Ok, the tree was about three inches in diameter.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 8:36:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar ( Too old to cut the mustard any more.)
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To: grundle

In late summer 1966 I went through basic training at Ft Lewis, Washington. I was among the first to take basic there since sometime after WW2. In the intervening years a pretty good little forest of aspen- or alder-like trees had grown up down range, between the popup targets and the dirt berms beyond. After some usage of the range, it was not uncommon to see one of these fairly small (3 to 4 inch trunk) trees topple over while live fire was going on.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 8:41:05 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: grundle

without watching ... A10 Warthog ... yep

Anything those clowns can up with ... nope

now I will go watch the vid and see if I’m right

TT


21 posted on 02/12/2013 8:57:44 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: grundle

Well I lost that one

TT


22 posted on 02/12/2013 9:03:04 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: HChampagne
Heres the 50 Cal Ma Deuce Machine Gun! M2 and here's the Dillon M134D Gatling Gun or Minigun.

Be sure to watch M134D Gatling Gun "Rolling Thunder".
23 posted on 02/12/2013 9:05:40 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: grundle

Let’s see 45 seconds x 50 rounds/second = 2250 rounds

2250 rounds x $.25/round = $560

I’ll use a saw


24 posted on 02/12/2013 9:10:48 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: All

How about a machine gun with a ten round magazine?


25 posted on 02/12/2013 9:27:20 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: HChampagne

Old quad fifty (4 Ma deuces) will cut down a jungle


26 posted on 02/12/2013 9:36:10 PM PST by Bravo six (Bravo six)
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To: Yosemitest
Why does the Secret Service need 3,000 round magazines? They should get
seven bullets each and a top-break single shot pistol like the rest of us peons.
27 posted on 02/12/2013 9:41:24 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye
Oh, a 3,000 round magazine is only 1 minute of ammo for the old model, and only 30 seconds for the new model!
29 posted on 02/12/2013 10:41:17 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Well, let’s see, if I poured gasoline on the tree, then stuck one knife, then threw another knife into the first knife...yes!


30 posted on 02/12/2013 11:12:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ozzymandus
I believe that was Hiram Maxim demonstrating his new invention to the Chinese ambassador.

Quoth the Chinese ambassador, "This gun fires altogether too fast for China." That was then (1896).

http://www.bexley.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=5055&p=0

31 posted on 02/12/2013 11:50:26 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: grundle

been there, done that


32 posted on 02/13/2013 12:25:08 AM PST by robertwalker62
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To: WSGilcrest
Kari can get away with wearing those boots. ;)

I like her camo shooting outfit.

33 posted on 02/13/2013 2:38:08 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: slapshot
FWIW Mythbusters are serious Obots and have donated serious money to Dear Leader. Thus, Who are they again?

EXACTLY, this is why I quit watching the show

34 posted on 02/13/2013 2:43:53 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Chuck Noris just has to pull a knife for trees to topple in despair....


35 posted on 02/13/2013 5:11:20 AM PST by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: grundle

I shot a 5 to 6 in dia. pine tree down once with a 30-30.
Didn’t take all that many shots.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 5:21:43 AM PST by Elderberry
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To: cynwoody

Selling military technology to the Chinese? I bet one of Maxim’s descendents worked for the Clinton administration.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 5:22:02 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: grundle

I can do it allot cheaper with a couple of wraps of Primacord and have.


38 posted on 02/13/2013 5:27:21 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: TexasTransplant

An A-10 Warthog mini-gun can turn a Tank into a Junk Volkswagon (more or less)...
ANY tree would be chump change.. waste of bullets..


39 posted on 02/13/2013 5:39:46 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Dusty Road

Blew a small pine in half with a load of 00 buckshot at 15 feet.


40 posted on 02/13/2013 5:41:35 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: grundle
They needed to ask? Of course it can.

My grandad used to prune trees with his L.C. Smith shotgun. He used it to get the high limbs.

41 posted on 02/13/2013 6:10:33 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: slapshot
Funny how leftist gun-grabber H'wood types always have access to serious military hardware and banned weapons.

I'd LOVE to see a California prosecutor go after a studio for breaking CA gun law. Of course, I'm sure there is a clause in that law allowing the "entertainment industry" to have anything on the ban list.

42 posted on 02/13/2013 6:15:49 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: rstrahan

Buddie of mine has a ranch not far from here and when we were young we used to sit on a tank dam and shoot turtles. There was an old willow that had a big branch (12 to 14 inches) hanging over the water that we’d shoot at with our 22 pistols, always at the same area. It took us about 3 years before we’d damaged it enough that it came down when a whirlwind came through and we happen to be there when it happen.


43 posted on 02/13/2013 7:00:58 AM PST by Dusty Road
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