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From: IronRaven cyberraven@********.net
Subject: 50 power (Re: Questions of great importance (Steve, Jon, RA:S
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 15:45:37 -0400
At 15.32 09-02-99 -0400, you wrote:
>and the fact that they come out of the barrel practically on top of each

Are we talking about conventional MGs, or miniguns? Becuase IIRC, the M-2
is under a thousand rounds and the M-85 is under 2000. If they were "on
top of eachother" the pressures would blow the barrel apart and possibly
the reciever (and that would be impressive, but not enjoyable, too see).

>What you really need is to get a .50 cal machine gun and shoot it near a
>watermelon. It's so much more fun when you're doing it yourself. It makes

<Running quick mental check of inventory- M-2 HMG, negative; M-85 T-HMG,
negative; any kind of .50-caliber, fixed case weapon, negative unless
acquired in past 12 days>
Even I don't have ready access to 50s- no one does. However, I have shot
50 cal rifles, and if what you are describing was correct, the target racks
would have been reduced to mangled tubing or wood splinters,a nd neither of
those happened. Just regular, clean, ordinary (except for size) holes in
the paper. Waht you are describing would have shredded the targets into
confetti or blown coffee cup suacer-sized holes int he target, not half
inch ones in a relatively intact sheet of oak tag.

Kevin Dole, aka CyberRaven, aka IronRaven, aka Steel Tengu
"Once again, we have spat in the face of Death and his second cousin,
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in
your philosophy."

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