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Demonlx 04-18-2012 02:31 AM

Model 700 hit by a train?
 
Heard a story about a guy in Iraq that set his m40/model 700 down on a train track and it got HIT BY A TRAIN!!???...Anyways the soldier picked the m40 up to continue his mission with the rifle working flawlessly and all it needed was a good cleaning to get the sand out of it ...Is this a true story?..Anybody else hear about it?..If so I'm a proud owner of a train proof gun. :)

jjfuller1 04-18-2012 02:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Demonlx (Post 774236)
Heard a story about a guy in Iraq that set his m40/model 700 down on a train track and it got HIT BY A TRAIN!!???...Anyways the soldier picked the m40 up to continue his mission with the rifle working flawlessly and all it needed was a good cleaning to get the sand out of it ...Is this a true story?..Anybody else hear about it?..If so I'm a proud owner of a train proof gun. :)

common sense tells me this is fake. just me but have you seen a car hit by a train? i doubt a rifle would stand any better of a chance

dog2000tj 04-18-2012 02:34 AM

Take a piece of hardwood and lay it on some tracks, see what happens (oh, and do not stand nearby when you do!) :cool:


I'm going to go with a BOATLOAD OF BS on this one ;)

JonM 04-18-2012 02:41 AM

most likely the soldier leaned it against a pole or rail right to next to track and the wind of a passing train knocked it over. actually hit and no damage i dont think so.

smoooth308 04-18-2012 02:46 AM

It's a true story. Seen the video about it on http://www.remington700.tv/ when they were fighting back against NBC stating the triggers didn't work and were going off by themselves and all that nonsense.

sputnik1988 04-18-2012 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by smoooth308 (Post 774259)
It's a true story. Seen the video about it on http://www.remington700.tv/ when they were fighting back against NBC stating the triggers didn't work and were going off by themselves and all that nonsense.

I just watched that video and at no point was a train mentioned.

dog2000tj 04-18-2012 03:28 AM

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Originally Posted by sputnik1988 (Post 774295)
I just watched that video and at no point was a train mentioned.

thanks for saving me another 7min ;)

Demonlx 04-18-2012 03:45 AM

Found it!


smoooth308 04-18-2012 03:57 AM

There is more than one video on that website..... Come on now

Demonlx 04-18-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by smoooth308
There is more than one video on that website..... Come on now

The link I posted shows the video I think you were talking about.


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