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.50 BMG William Tell (video)

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by g.i. joe, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWvXam499yI

    Has anyone seen this yet? If its real, and I believe it is. Where do I start with the list of wrongs?!!!? Says he is a "professional" and the video starts with a disclaimer that this stunt was done under the supervision of professionals. Professional Idiots maybe? Also, check out the comments on this video by the 99% sampling of American youth culture. Frightening, they all think its cool with no understanding of the way a true professional handles a firearm.
     
  2. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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  3. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    I understand his other stuff is SFX, and its obvious. But what in this vid indicates SFX?
     
  4. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Common sense. The fact that shooting a watermelon off someone's head is a very bad idea indicates it. At best the shot is real and they shot the sequence twice, once for the guy firing a real gun and once for a guy standing with a watermelon on his head, then did a video overlay and made it look like it was the same shot. Also, why would a guy who specializes in special effects and has a bunch of videos that are entirely special effects do something with a real firearm (something incredibly dangerous to boot).
     
  5. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    good point
     
  6. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    but I still cant see the flaw, like his other vids
     
  7. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    He also lives in L.A.

    Not a lot of access to those .50BMG heat seeking sniper assault baby killers there. :)
     
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    Sandman86 Portland Member

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    If its on the internet, it must be true.
     
  9. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    M-80 in the melon.
    No fancy SFX needed.
     
  10. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Did anybody who watched the video read the video description. Says it was a 200 yd shot. Looks like a whole lot less than 200 feet to me, but I didn't make the video and I don't know where the camera was.
     
  11. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    My son showed this video to me last night...and I thought it was WRONG on so many levels. It actually disturbed me a bit, as I've done stupid things in the past and they linger..
    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/forum/off-topic/41747-johnny-cash-i-hung-my-head.html
    We checked out his other videos, and saw a really crafty one, a bar scene shoot 'em up, where he was every character played, and that eased my mind that the William Tell vid was a 'bit', and nobody was in danger.
    The young fella created a stir...no publicity is bad publicity when you're trying to get your name out there. He got my attention.
    Mark
     
  12. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Watch the shot and the melon, seems like the melon blows just prior to when you think it should, does not look quite right at that point.
     
  13. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    The bullet is still seated in the casing when the kid ejects it, you can see it in the last few seconds of the vid.
     
  14. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Unlike the .50 cal. vid, I think this one IS real. THis has been around for a while.

    YouTube - 9mm Bullet Pwn

    Keith
     
  15. WeaponOutfitters

    WeaponOutfitters Seattle New Member

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