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Redneck Physics Question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by country gentleman, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. country gentleman

    country gentleman Member

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    Redneck in the back of Ford pick-up with 300 winmag zeroed at 300 yds. Pick-up speed is 50 mph. Deer standing at 300yds beside Aunt Sallys propane tank. Question...Do you have to lead the deer or just point right at him. Todd
     
  2. ljutic73

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    not a clue...but you shoud post the pics....kaaafreekin' boom!!!
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Come on, be realistic. Everyone knows rednecks hunt with SKSs or AK47s.
     
  4. Quack Shot

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    It depends on what direction the pickup is going and how many beers the shooter has had. If it's more than three, I'd hope the pickup would be traveling away from the explosion. Well, on second thought, the idea of "natural selection" might be a good thing in this case.
     
  5. cableguy

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    No they don't . They just hit the deer with the truck!

    Funny post. Almost spilled my beer.

    Shawn
     
  6. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    How much aiming fluid is involved?
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    That would be a waste of a good truck. Do a drive by and throw the dishwasher at it. You can always get a new wife! (sorry ladies)
     
  8. nicky

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    Just go back at night and "jack" it, it'll still be there. We all know it's really a archery target that aunt Sally uses, just don't tell those guys
     
  9. country gentleman

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    Ok ok. Subtract the propane tank. Do you lead him or point right at him.
     
  10. hairy

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    Yes you lead him....about 20 feet.
     
  11. CalvinMD

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    It really depends if the tank is half full or half empty
     
  12. Gold E

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    Since Aunt Sally is still down at the VFW playing Bingo for Marlboros (very popular in this neck of the woods) and the smoke rising from the chimney suggests that she still doesn’t has the cash to fill the propane tank, therefore having to heat with wood, which she gets (via a bartering arrangement) from her “favorite” nephew Billy, I suggest shooting the tank.

    A 250 gallon tank explosion only lasts a few seconds but the deer meat will last several months.



    By the way Todd, Thanks for the help at NSCA Nat’ls. I hope to have a DT10 stock for you to do by spring.
     
  13. tom berry

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    you didn't say which way the deer was facing. If the same direction as the truck is traveling then I would think that you actually shoot behind the deer.

    I'm guessing a 30' lead or behind would be necessary.

    I've never had physics so I relied on plain old math.
     
  14. BustClays

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    Lay that rifle across the cab of the truck, drive directly toward the deer and in about 12 seconds you will have a shot that cannot miss.

    Here's an alternative way to hunt deer from a truck.


    <a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>


    bustclays
     
  15. code5coupe

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    Yes, you must allow for lateral movement of the bullet; lead required.

    Everyone knows rednecks are accurate shots and the close proximity of the propane tanks is hardly a concern.
     
  16. Stuart

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    Todd, I would have though they would have taught you that in the 2nd grade.
    The deer is not moving either North or South so you point right at him.
    Now if he was going East you point in front of him and behimd him if he was going West. Don't worry about the Propane tank, in the event you hit it that will cook your deer.
    Have a Merry Christmas
    Stu
     
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    The propane tank probably won't blow up.
     
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    Seeing that this shooter is a expert and can keep his gun swinging perfectly on the deers heart (or vitals) no lead is required, just pull the trigger. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  19. Brian in Oregon

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    Admiral Art, back in high school or college I used to shoot propane cylinders (lantern size). We'd set an ignition source by them (road flare) and shoot them with a .22 LR. They'd make a 10 to 12 foot Nagasaki style fireball that lasted a couple of seconds or so.<br>
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    One day our marksmanship wasn't so good, and a tank got nicked. Instead of the gasses coming out opposite holes and cancelling each other out, the bottle took off like an out of control rocket. It looped through the air and landed about 20 yards away, dripping liquid fire all over.<br>
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    I don't recall shooting any more tanks after that.
     
  20. country gentleman

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    Ok guys. Lots of laughs here. Thats what I was after anyway when I posted. Seriously though....Some say lead the deer, others say point right at him. Heres a hint.........How many of you have ever thrown a beer bottle at a road sign from a moving vehicle? Did you toss as the sign passed or toss before you got to the sign to allow for distance. Remember, that bullet is traveling at 50 mph in the chamber before it is launched just like beer bottle and behaves in much the same way except for speed. More Redneck Physics coming soon. Todd
     
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