Skip to comments.Mythbusters: can a machine gun chop down a tree? [video]
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:24:31 PM PST by grundle
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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.
F***yes. Next question.
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.
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.”
Saw it happen with my own eyes at Knob Creek... several times. Even have my own videos.
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.”
Question 2. Can your throwing knives set the tree on fire?
Kari can get away with wearing those boots. ;)
FWIW Mythbusters are serious Obots and have donated serious money to Dear Leader. Thus, Who are they again?
Yup. So can a 12 ga.
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.
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.
Christmas tree hunting with a Remington 870.
Thanks. I used to have a good memory before Obama came on the scene.
I cut down a tree years ago with a British .303. Ok, the tree was about three inches in diameter.
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.
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
Well I lost that one
Let’s see 45 seconds x 50 rounds/second = 2250 rounds
2250 rounds x $.25/round = $560
I’ll use a saw
How about a machine gun with a ten round magazine?
Old quad fifty (4 Ma deuces) will cut down a jungle
Well, let’s see, if I poured gasoline on the tree, then stuck one knife, then threw another knife into the first knife...yes!
Quoth the Chinese ambassador, "This gun fires altogether too fast for China." That was then (1896).
been there, done that
I like her camo shooting outfit.
EXACTLY, this is why I quit watching the show
Chuck Noris just has to pull a knife for trees to topple in despair....
I shot a 5 to 6 in dia. pine tree down once with a 30-30.
Didn’t take all that many shots.
Selling military technology to the Chinese? I bet one of Maxim’s descendents worked for the Clinton administration.
I can do it allot cheaper with a couple of wraps of Primacord and have.
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..
Blew a small pine in half with a load of 00 buckshot at 15 feet.
My grandad used to prune trees with his L.C. Smith shotgun. He used it to get the high limbs.
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.
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.
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