.50 BMG William Tell (video)

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  1. g.i. joe

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

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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

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    good point
     
  6. g.i. joe

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    but I still cant see the flaw, like his other vids
     
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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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    If its on the internet, it must be true.
     
  9. chemist

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
     
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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
     
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