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Neighbor just ended the SD caliber war.

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Batesmotel, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Batesmotel

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    I was at the neighbors with some of the other guys on the street and one brought up the question about Self defense calibers. My neighbor went in the garage and brought out a sledge hammer, baseball bat and a steel bar. He asked witch one would be better to hit someone with keeping in mind that the blow will be placed precisely on the side of the head and struck with as much force as possible. The guy looked at him for a second and said, "so placement trumps caliber?".
     
  2. cowboy1964

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    But if you miss which has the faster followup shots?
     


  3. 481

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    Proves nothing.

    What kinda carry rig you goin' with for each of those? :supergrin:
     
  4. Snapper2

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    The sledge hammer would definitely have too much recoil and penetration. The bat would fragment and not reach vitals:whistling: Now a solid copper bar, now that might be the ticket.:supergrin:
     
  5. Clem Eastwood

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    none of which relates. you are also not looking at differences in penetration as well as different abilities on hard barriers. the only thing that relates in this comparison is the fact that different jobs require different tools.
     
  6. Coffee Dog

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  7. IndyGunFreak

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    I think you missed the point of the post...

    IGF
     
  8. GunFighter45ACP

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    Interesting. Who has to swing the item? Me, my grandma, or A-Rod? That might make a difference as well.
     
  9. fredj338

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    Ok, what if the guy is wearing a denim hat?:rofl:
    Really, assuming we could all make a headshot, 100% of the time, the 22lr is all one would need for SD or hunting.:upeyes: Ok, for body shots, give me the sledgehammer everytime.
     
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  10. Why not a precise machete swing just under the head; then mount the 'trophy' on your favorite wall for all to see. :rofl:

    Bob :cowboy:
     
  11. albyihat

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    great post ill come back tomarrow when a 100 people have chimed in and by then they will be talking about 12ga vs pistol vs tank vs hp vs hardcast ect.... lol
     
  12. voyager4520

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    The caliber war is never over.

    I choose the steel bar.
     
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  13. gunsnhoses

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    All of them would knock the s**t out of you if they hit you upside the head.
     
  14. Snapper2

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    ok, what gr. ...I mean lb. hammer?:whistling: Lets just say he isnt wearing a coat.:rofl:
     
  15. Gtracy

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    cant i just run over them with my car?
     
  16. Angry Fist

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  17. 357glocker

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    None of my neighbors know anything about guns/ammo and look at me in mystery when they see me bring a shotgun/rifle case to the car.
     
  18. I can relate, we had a yankee living across the street when we first moved in to our current house. Her daughter was over playing with my daughter one day, the mom came to get the girl and saw my safe in the den flanked by a flying turkey and a deer head.. She grabbed her daughter and said she was not allowed back in our house. I asked her why and she said that we had guns and that wasn't safe. I looked back and said, the guns are in the safe, isn't that safe? Would she rather the guns were under beds and behind doors? She replied that if they were they would be out of sight she wouldn't have known we had any guns. I thought, gee lady You moved to TN, have people duck hunting in your back yard and didn't think the guy with the 4x4 might have guns in his house :whistling: I would think having them in the safe would make her happy.
    glad she didn't notice the one under my shirt.
     
  19. roundgun

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    I'll go with the sledge hammer. The new models with space age polymer handles reduce felt recoil, and overall weight. Bonus, no splinters!