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5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone believes...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by yskippy, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. yskippy

    yskippy Tigard Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Jefferson County, Wa Member

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    Don't forget that 5.56 bullets tumble after they leave the barrel.:laugh:
     
  3. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I can state that firing sub sonics through a Sig Mosquito, with a CAN, is very, very quiet. All you can hear is the bolt moving.
     
  4. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I think it's funny when people say the in real life suppressors don't make a gun "hollywood quiet". DUH!! If you made an action movie where the non-suppressed guns were 30-40 decibels louder than a suppressed gun, you'd have serious legal problems since it would render the audience DEAF! Imagine Diehard in the theatre where every shot was 165db.
     
  5. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    And it isn't just in the movies. Most authors of action/adventure novels are so gun-dumb that the mere discription of anything weapon related in their books is beyond ludicrous. Most don't know the difference between rifles and shotguns, or revolvers and semi-auto handguns. Sometimes their weapon related descriptions are so funny that the book should be marketed as "humor" at the bookstore. Books written from the 1960's and forward seem to get progressively worse as the general population's meaningful contact with firearms has decreased. Things like, "He quietly slipped the safety off his Smith & Wesson police revolver...", or "He furtively slid his Army Colt 45 Automatic into his sweater pocket before jogging across the busy street to the bar"... or a recent favorite, "Upon returning to his small apartment, he immediately pulled open his dresser drawer to make sure his well oiled automatic was still in it's well oiled leather holster carefully hidden away under his nicely folded and ironed white dress shirts".
     
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    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Even some well-respected authors:

    Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) came down a few notches in my estimation when in one book ("Anything for Billy", I think) he talked about guys cleverly "removng the trigger guard" from their Winchesters to make them faster handling.
    On most of my Winchesters, the trigger guard is part of the lever. Somewhat problematic if you want your "fast handling" to apply to a second shot.:paranoid:
     
  7. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Mine tumble just sitting in an ammo box. Dang things just won't hold still. :laugh:
     
  8. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    Whats weird is that my buddy and I went to sight in our AR's a few weeks ago and the bullets from his bushy seemed to be doing just that. At 100 yards, and after about 10 shots the target looked like it had been hit by a shotgun. The rounds were coming in at all sorts of angles. We couldnt figure out why, he was using standard 55gr ammo with a 1 in 9 barrel. Mine with the same grain ammo and a 1 in 7 twist were hitting just fine.
     
  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he put the 7.62x39 upper on by mistake...?:winkkiss:

    Keith
     
  10. HalfNutz

    HalfNutz Kirkland (Juanita) Member

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    Too True! So, one out of 5 busted myths has been un-busted. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQgF6f2MDz4
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Jefferson County, Wa Member

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    Strange, 5.56 hits the mark for me.
     
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    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    I started to just grab a handful of rounds and throw them downrange, quickly shouldering my rifle while making some loud popping sounds with a Snapple lid...

    Now that is a Snapple fact!

    IR a AR owner :thumbup:
     
  13. majorsmackdown

    majorsmackdown Clark County Active Member

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    Just handling a gun in hollywood causes them to make all kinds of clickity clackity sounds.
     
  14. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Wait a minute. Are you saying that "fully automatic" doesn't mean the magazine is automatically and fully refilled from an unseen reservoir of ammo while the weapon is being fired? Are you sure?
     
  15. Bruce

    Bruce Jefferson County, Wa Member

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    I had a Savage 110 with 26 inch heavy target barrel that shot great at 100 yards with light bullets like 55 grain but was crazy off with (a foot or more) with 68 grain bullets. But no tumble.
     
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Jefferson County, Wa Member

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    Double post.
     
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    Dave M Roseburg, Or New Member

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    Have any of you guys heard of author Jay Kimmell from Portland area. He has numerous books out including a great Savage/Stevens book out. Would anyone have any contact info. on him? Is this the proper place to ask this? Thank you!
     
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    phathom Vancouver, WA Member

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    I was going to post this because I read that site all the time for some good laughs and I thought it was relevant. Looks like you beat me to it. I love it though lol
     
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    RobertJ. Seaside, OR Member

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    I like movies that have un-silenced (I know, suppressed, I worded it that way on purpose!) indoor firefights, and then when they're over everyone can still hear.
     
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    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Here is your Darwin moment.....used to throw .22's into the fire and the casings would fly/burn through our tents. Probably wouldn't kill anyone, but I'm sure it would've hurt. We weren't always too smart. :(