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Old 03-31-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default The stupid things I have done with firearms !

Right after I bought my big bore Marlin , 1895 45/70 lever , I got this brilliant idea . I did enjoy pulling the trigger , down right made me smile .

Anyone who has shot this caliber knows it does pack a little punch but it can also be a little heavy after shooting a while . After several targetings
with it I came up with ....(Bi-pod ) ! I just happened to have a pretty good expensive bi-pod with no home , no gun to put it on yet ! Well , seemed to me to be a good idea to put it on the Marlin .

You have a barrel swivel and a butt end swivel for your sling ? Seemed like the perfect marriage , I could still have my sling swivel and the bi-pod all in one , right ? I did mount it on the front swivel area with what looked to be a pretty stought screw . I had shot it several times with no issues . Maybe one to many times .

As I'm sure you know , shooting many rounds builds quite a bit of barrel heat !
So I'm shooting away , my pick-up is parked which seemed more than safe from my target , even on a bad day , I'm not gonna miss by that much !

I shoot a few more rounds and decide to lever it and let it cool down while shooting my pistol . One round in the chamber , I reach over and grab like a Firing position , finger on the trigger and that screw broke , the one screw that seemed to work broke , sheered right off ! Super hot barrel , finger on the trigger , the gun fell , fired , shot my back tire of my truck and I still have the burn scar on my right thigh to prove it .

I was very lucky I was alone and it hit low on the tire so not to much damage !
My rifle , my truck and my thigh all have some character marks from that day !
Not so great an idea !


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I have done some stupid stuff myself.

But I won't TALK about them!!!


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I`m NOT telling !..................
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Again , this isn't going quite as I planned .......
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Someone I know got up early, put corn flakes in a bowl, sugar, and milk...buttermilk. Tried a spoon full twice and something not right here spoiled milk?
Emptied the bowl in the garbage and got fresh corn flakes, sugar and milk...buttermilk. Took a bite and dang it wrong bottle again.
Empitied it in the garbage and put in more corn flakes, sugar and milk....buttermilk. Tasted it and could have cursed a blue streak, if I cursed.
Fourth attempt, corn flakes in bowl, sugar, milk....buttermilk.
Something is not right here. I ate it. Seemed destined to be.
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Someone I know got up early, put corn flakes in a bowl, sugar, and milk...buttermilk. Tried a spoon full twice and something not right here spoiled milk?
Emptied the bowl in the garbage and got fresh corn flakes, sugar and milk...buttermilk. Took a bite and dang it wrong bottle again.
Empitied it in the garbage and put in more corn flakes, sugar and milk....buttermilk. Tasted it and could have cursed a blue streak, if I cursed.
Fourth attempt, corn flakes in bowl, sugar, milk....buttermilk.
Something is not right here. I ate it. Seemed destined to be.
I see what you did there .......
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I knew a gent who was a door gunner on a UH-1 Huey. Going in to a hot LZ, they drew fire from the treeline, and he opened up with his M-60.

OMIGOD! They must have hit the pilot! He is jerking and twisting and thrashing OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD WE'REALLGOINGTODIERIGHTHEREANDNOW!!

By the way- the M-60 is a belt fed 7.62 NATO machinegun. And when you are holding down the trigger, it fires about 550 rounds a minute. And ejects the very HOT casings with some force. Enough force to throw them all the way across the back of the pilot's seat.

Ever see the antics of someone with a piece of HOT brass that went down the neck of their flight suit? Then imagine the actions of someone with 8 or 9 pieces of hot brass down the neck of their flight suit.
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I knew a gent who was a door gunner on a UH-1 Huey. Going in to a hot LZ, they drew fire from the treeline, and he opened up with his M-60.

OMIGOD! They must have hit the pilot! He is jerking and twisting and thrashing OMIGOD OMIGOD OMIGOD WE'REALLGOINGTODIERIGHTHEREANDNOW!!

By the way- the M-60 is a belt fed 7.62 NATO machinegun. And when you are holding down the trigger, it fires about 550 rounds a minute. And ejects the very HOT casings with some force. Enough force to throw them all the way across the back of the pilot's seat.

Ever see the antics of someone with a piece of HOT brass that went down the neck of their flight suit? Then imagine the actions of someone with 8 or 9 pieces of hot brass down the neck of their flight suit.
Never shot out of a Huey but have played with the M-60 . A two man gun on the ground ! Hot brass , I've seen it from everything that auto ejects ! And they say us white folk can't dance ?
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I think everybody has gotten a hot casing down their shirt, at one point or another...
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Dumbest thing I have ever seen done with a firearm involved mixing one of these

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with one of Mr. McNamara's 100,000 on a training range.

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THAT is an M79 Grenade launcher. It fires a 40 mm projectile that detonates on impact- if you are within 5 meters of the point of impact, your birthday just became null and void.

My trainee- who had the IQ of a goldfish- managed to fire a round of HE straight up. Uh, if you haven't figured it out- what goes up, must come down. Everyone hit the ground, and the round struck the ground about 30 meters BEHIND us.

Boy, that will wake you up faster than a cold shower and a double espresso!


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