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Old 06-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #41
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the only time ive shot through a car window i was inside using it as a rest to plug yotes...

using a vehicle you care about as a training aid is pretty stupid. if its a beater farm truck that barely runs or doesnt run who cares...

but its his property if he wants to ventilate it good for him!! heh



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Old 06-26-2014, 09:01 PM   #42
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What the hell guys it's his truck I guess. If he feels comfortable doing it what the hell go for it. I'm know great pistol shot but could easily do what he did. Besides I've killed hundreds of critters years ago out my windows from elk, deer on down to song birds. Looks like great training, practice to me. I would have fun doing it.

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What the hell guys it's his truck I guess. If he feels comfortable doing it what the hell go for it. I'm know great pistol shot but could easily do what he did. Besides I've killed hundreds of critters years ago out my windows from elk, deer on down to song birds. Looks like great training, practice to me. I would have fun doing it.
He has been shooting out of his truck on his ranch for years, lots of fun but you let your guard down just for a second and opps. I guess that is what he gets for being in the USMC reserve(14 years) and never in active duty. As for myself 75-77. 0311. Semper Fi
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I think you guys over analyze every thing, the guy was practicing and appears to be a good shot. What if a vehicle is the only cover? He moved back and forth using the truck as cover realistically a lot depends on what is being fired back at you, .22, 9mm, even .45 are not great vehicle penetrators. Using the vehicle as cover beats the hell out of standing out in the open, if the perp is using a .308, 30-06 you're in a world of trouble. So even though its not ideal it does hide the target the bg has no point of aim. IMO
If someone is shooting at you with a 30/06 or a 308 you are in trouble even if you are inside a brick home, especially if they have plenty of ammo. A 150gr FMJ 30/06 round will zip right through a brick wall. A hunter in the area shot a deer in a field behind his house. He shot the deer broadside parallel to to his house. The bullet hit the deer in the shoulder and came out of his chest. The 30/06 soft point bullet still had enough energy to pass through a brick wall and come to a stop in a kitchen cabinet.

My father was working for the LA county sheriffs department during the Watts riots. They used 12 ga slugs to shoot down block walls rioters were using for cover. If an attacker has a sturdy long gun the only adequate cover is 3/4" mild steel plate. Unless you have a bulldozer handy to use for cover you are SOL.
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I do it all the time when shooting tannerite and its a big batch , I use the truck to shield from any shrapnel , only did it once though with the 7mmRM in a browning safari with the boss on it , its a wonder the shock off the muzz did not blow the windows out .
Having a junk yard at my disposal I get to shoot alot of vehicles but hoods and windshields are a no no , I have seen 45lc glance off both .
Dad put a hole in one of my trucks with a 7.62 using the bed as a bench rest



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