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(TFT) Re: Silliness and physics of bullets
TFT Digest wrote:
Subject: (TFT) Re: TFT Digest V3 #824
How 'but this I'll take my Brown Bess and you can wear your armor, I shoot you and you will fall down guaranteed.
Irish knockdown with rifles, how ingenious. All I've got is a Garand for
the second shot.... The ammo I have is hard ball, I'm not sure if
there's any man wearable armor that will stop it ;)
Of course talk to the crazy silhouette shooters how easy it is to knock
down 10 pound targets with modern or relatively ancient weapons.
There is one rifle that probably knock a person down and that's the
Barret light .50. I believe the quote in Cartridges of the World was
'six rounds rapid fire from this would be like going one round with a
heavyweight boxer, oh what fun. Not required for hunting anything on
THIS planet.' excepting APCs!!! my comment! It has to be fired from the
Of course if you load up your Brown Bess with enough charge to need a
fork, it would probably do the same thing if it didn't blow up in your
face. So would real wall guns.
From: Scott Haley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On the TV show "Mythbusters," they took a pig carcass, similar in
mass to a person, and hung it on a special hook. The hook was
designed so that if the pig moved back even a little, it would fall
to the ground. They shot it with pistols--it didn't get thrown back
at all. Shotguns--nothing. Rifles--nothing. The way that a gun
makes its target fly backwards in action films does not happen in
How can I say your wrong when you are right? Shot placement is what
kills immediately, of course in the 'good' old days shock and infection
would usually take care of the wounded.
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