So, you were shooting a lot of minor? Those guns production legal? I mean they're only throwing out ~ 9000 147 grain heads.....
What is the traditional round that is fired out of a bag gun made out of? Lead, Iron, jacketed lead? Was aluminum common?
While I can't speak for the rounds fired out of the bag gun, the rounds we shot out of the 155mm Howitzer were 200 lbs. of steel & TNT. For those who do not know, 1 lb. = 7,000 gr. So 200 lbs. = 1,400,000 gr. BOOM BABY!
Top Shot Season 4: Episode 6 (20 Mar 2012)
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:42 PM
You're shooting Steel like an A class shooter. Why are you shooting the Paper so slowly? ---- Dave Marques, Production Nationals, 2005
This is a game of high-speed precision. If you don't precisely plan what you want to happen, there's not much chance that it will. ---- Brian Enos, 2004
Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:48 AM
Good one, Griz.
If you're interested in history, you're on the wrong channel.... er... wait...
Now, old-school History Channel Top Shot would go something like this: "Today we'll be shooting the Karabiner 98 Kurz, the weapon of choice of Hitler's Wehrmacht."
I'm surprised today's History Channel Top Shot doesn't go more like this: "Today we'll be shooting the Colt 1911 in .45 ACP. Some say John Browning's design was so far ahead of it's time that it could only have been devised using alien technology from a UFO crash near Ogden, Utah."
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:26 PM
Me, I don't know artillery, but mebbe a light aluminum shell with a light powder charge might be easier on an old piece (they did say it was an original, didn't they? [only caught part of the broadcast])- less risk of catastrophic failure?
Maybe they preferred the "snap" of a lighter projectile over the "push" of a heavier one.
Many shooters do, you know!
Yep. It is all about transition speed.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:26 AM
IT/IS people don't just earn a lot of money "because they're IT", it's almost always because of their strong mental abilities and skills. When I saw Chris slow down, take a breath and become focused I could almost see that bullseye at 60 feet that sealed the deal. What'd he say? Penguin in an ice house? Cold as ice, baby.
Edited by ChristianHE, 23 March 2012 - 06:29 AM.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:19 AM
My first thought when I heard that was the old Bud Light commercials.... doobee doobee doobee doooo.
What'd he say? Penguin in an ice house? Cold as ice, baby.
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:49 AM
I'm waiting for them to use those water balloon sling shot thingies- The ones ya launch kittens in.
I'd like to see a trebuchet!
Pumpkin Chuckin is fun.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:42 PM
IIRC, this was done in seasons past and caleb's interviews brought that info out (the concept that there were rules they played by that weren't announced on TV). I've got no problem with that ... I'd hate for the show to get wrapped up in rules discussions. It would be cool to see it published on the shows page ... I haven't bothered to look and see if it was tho.
Not sure if it'll be this season, but I'd bet that they'll have to work a trebuchet at some future point. They are getting wrapped up on the novelty of some weapons, IMO. But I'd guess this show should be named "most accurate and flexible shot"?
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