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Old 10-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by winds-of-change View Post
The article implied the pig bucked, knocking the rifle backwards and shot the brother standing behind the shooter. At least that's what I understood it to say.
Thats what I understood as well. Not enough info to know exactly where the victim was standing but there is enough to know that a semi automatic was used.

Had they chosen a single shot or a bolt action, this would not have happened.

I don't raise livestock but I know many who do and every animal I've seen put down for slaughter was shot with a single shot or a bolt action. Honestly, I had assumed this was a cost factor...rancher using the cheapest tool for the job.

Seen many old H&R single shot used for this purpose.


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Old 10-17-2012, 03:07 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
How does one put a .22 caliber rifle (horrible choice by the way, one would think perhaps a bit more gun would have helped) to the back of the head of a pig, fire, the pig bucks, the rifle ends up 180 degrees in the opposite direction and then fires again???

I realize this a tragedy and all, but does this make sense to everyone else but me and I am alone in the back of the short bus here??
That's what I was thinking, too. A .22 seems a little under gunned to me. A pig is bug and their skulls are thick.

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So, back to the story. This probably wouldn't have occured with a bolt action. Too many precise movements required. 'probably wouldn't occur with a lever action, a very unlikely with a pump or a revolving cylnder.

That kinda leaves me with the assuption that an semi-automatic was used.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation.
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Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
, a semi automatic weapon reversing direction
Reversing was a function of Pig. Second Shot was a function of semi

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, Was this one of those Marine Corps rifles that spins and twirls
This would be a good explanation. I have heard of problems with citizens having military weapons

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, The odds on that have to be lottery-esque.
Odds are just that ... a probability that something will or will not happen.
Some times it happens and it can be odd.
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