Model 700 hit by a train?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Demonlx, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Demonlx

    Demonlx New Member

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    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. :)
     
  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    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
     

  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    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 ;)
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    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.
     
  5. smoooth308

    smoooth308 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I just watched that video and at no point was a train mentioned.
     
  7. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    thanks for saving me another 7min ;)
     
  8. Demonlx

    Demonlx New Member

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    Found it!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdx40z4jw44[/ame]
     
  9. smoooth308

    smoooth308 New Member

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

    Demonlx New Member

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    The link I posted shows the video I think you were talking about.
     
  11. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Yeah, but your post said the one where they were defending against CNBC, so that's the one i watched.