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(Canton Repository)   Marines in Iraq go gazelle hunting with 9mm handguns to replace MREs. First tried to hunt them with rocks, "caveman style"   (cantonrep.com) divider line 652
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2003-04-18 03:53:08 PM
And who the hell cares anyways? There was a war going on, chaos in the streets, uncertainty about Iraq's future, the UN is using the sanctions as a political leverage tool, and people are scared about gazelles?
 
2003-04-18 03:53:24 PM
"And here, *huff* in this hunting range, we see a fine specimen of the extraordinarily rare *huff* feathered gazelle." /Attenborough
 
2003-04-18 03:55:10 PM
I can't believe nobosy commented on my Gazelle Spokesman post...sheesh

Gazelle feathers and Buckets o' Pelicans!
 
2003-04-18 03:55:32 PM
Ant

I sure do... And I think that if I was in the situation I would be doing the same thing... Some of those MRE's a kindof ok to eat but I think it would take about all of a day to get sick of eating them.... I would think that the Gazelle does taste good and it has to be a great relief for the Troops......

All I am saying is that Some one in this board need to say that statement..

Bobert

I think you are right.. if we maybe make a pillow or something out of the feathers it would be ok I think..... Waste not want not......
 
2003-04-18 03:56:03 PM
UmmSure has a point. The feathered gazelle is on the verge of extinction, assuming any at all are still alive.
 
2003-04-18 03:56:08 PM
Wouldn't shooting a gazelle with an M-16 reduce it to a pile of feathers and ashes?

No. Actually, I've heard that the M-16 is designed to wound, rather than kill, because it's more costly to the enemy to deal with a wounded soldier than a dead one.

Personally, I'd use a .243 or .30-06 rifle for a gazelle.
 
2003-04-18 03:56:36 PM
Seele96: Yeah, "Spuge" Nugent dodged the Vietnam war. His words are something to the effect of "for a week before I went down to the draft board I shat on myself, pissed on myself and didn't bathe for a week". He got a psyche deferment. Suprising since he runs his mouth so much now. But then again, some of the biggest chickenhawks squack the loudest.
 
2003-04-18 03:57:24 PM
feathers != fur
 
2003-04-18 03:58:37 PM
Rob4127:

did you miss the part about the feathers? that seems to be the biggest problem with that post.
 
2003-04-18 03:59:23 PM
Rob4127,

Im not sure the design of the m-16 and its ability to kill/wound is the first problem with a statement that implies gazelle are feathered creatures.
 
2003-04-18 03:59:31 PM
Vroomazoom

No doubt that the world has other things that are more important to look at.....

I am sure that the "wacko hippie liberal types" are going to complain... I was one of those types that pointed out to me that some of those animals are endangered or threatened. I just thought that opinion should have been at least put out on the board....
 
2003-04-18 03:59:43 PM
"for a week before I went down to the draft board I shat on myself, pissed on myself and didn't bathe for a week".

he became a hippie.
 
2003-04-18 04:00:32 PM
Rob4127, M-16 bullets are designed to wound people to the point where those wounds kill them. Large caliber rifle rounds can't really be made less lethal without making them militarily useless.

As far as wounding an enemy being more effective, not really. In this conflict the US has ended up footing the medical bills for the vast majority of wounded enemies, and the Iraqi soldiers are too scared to use two men to carry their wounded off the battlefield.
 
2003-04-18 04:00:46 PM
Geez, and I recall a previous thread where someone was doubting that Marines "like to shoot stuff up." QED
 
2003-04-18 04:01:23 PM
Vroomazoon,

HAHAHAHHAHAHAH
 
2003-04-18 04:02:08 PM
Fishrockcarving

Thanks for seeing my point.... I don't even think I have seen a feather gazelle in the zoos.... They must be rare and need to be protected... or at least the skin should be sent to a good taxidermist to preserve for future generations to admire..
 
2003-04-18 04:03:05 PM
Rob4127, if you clip the tip of the ammo, it makes a fairly suitable soft point. Even so, a heart or head shot is fatal in any event. But you are right that the ammo is designed for "limited tissue disruption" to injure ratherthan kill, because an injured soldier consumes more resources than a healthy one while being removed from combat.

The main problem with hunting gazelles with an M-16 is that it turns gazelles into a pile of feathers. ;)
 
2003-04-18 04:03:41 PM
Guy Innagorillasuit

So they're looting?

Yup.
 
2003-04-18 04:04:11 PM
Where did gazelle have feathers boy go anyway?

what a retard.
 
2003-04-18 04:05:33 PM
Fishrocketcarving, how exactly is the M-16 ammo designed for "limited tissue disruption"? Its a big, lead bullet with a metal jacket that shoots through something at a gazillion miles per hour. I can see how clipping the tip might make it less lethal but I don't think our soldiers actually do that.
 
2003-04-18 04:05:38 PM
Years ago, I shot a 7-10 pound rabbit with an M-16, one round. It literally exploded, with nothing left larger than scraps. That was with the older 55 grain "tumbling" bullet, though. The newer style bullet, presumably what these guys would have, is supposed to be more stable. But given that these gazelles are described as waist-high, they'd be pretty small and thin. Unless you made a head shot (difficult!) I'd think there'd be pretty significant catastrophic destruction of your dinner.
 
2003-04-18 04:06:09 PM
Pillage, plunder , rape, and burn. Stand in line and wait your turn.
 
2003-04-18 04:06:49 PM
This Gazelle is no more!

It has ceased to be!

*bangs gazelle on table*
 
2003-04-18 04:07:21 PM
100 flowers,

were there any feathers left after you shot the bunny?
 
2003-04-18 04:07:45 PM
'e's an ex-gazelle.
 
2003-04-18 04:08:04 PM


GAZELLE FEATHERS!
 
2003-04-18 04:08:20 PM
Tarvuz asks: If we are going to cover less than 100 people getting excited about a statue of Hussein could we at least have a bit more news coverage about 10k protesting the American presence?

Good try to try to draw attention to a potential problem, both rationally and conscientiously.

However, what most Americans want more than anything right now is reassurance. They are releived to know that their "boys" are surviving, using the skills that God (tm) granted them to feed themselves, since the food that our tax dollars provide is apparently insufficient.
 
2003-04-18 04:08:28 PM
Umm_Sure:

i just like making fun of hippies. anyone who would complain that an animal on a hunting reserve is being hunted is stupid. No body with any rational thought process will care about this. but enough of this. lets just make fun of the feathers together, o.k.?
 
2003-04-18 04:10:40 PM
DisneyOnIce, yeah its too bad that the entire situation in Iraq is becoming a total catastrophe as we speak...

Remember how everybody was predicting gloom and doom and quagmires and Vietnams just like 2 weeks ago until we smashed through and took Baghdad in two days with like 5 casualties.
 
43%
2003-04-18 04:11:33 PM
Hell. All of my LOCAL media (print) had articles about the protest. Of course, the TV media didn't interrupt Trading Spaces for a news flash.

If the media didn't cover the protest, how, exactly did you find out about it.

But sure, the world media is all controlled by the US government. Whatever floats your boat.
 
2003-04-18 04:12:15 PM
BBCrackmonkey, actually, it is a very small lead bullet, and the metal jacket is precisely what makes it limit tissue disruption. It punches a hole through the target with minimal projectile distortion, and continues on to maybe another target. Soft point ammo specifically mushrooms to deliver a huge physical shock, as well as tear a big hole going in a bigger hole going out, and shatter bones.

Not that FMJ won't kill, just that it is deliberately not the most lethal round design.
 
2003-04-18 04:13:12 PM
Well, I was wondering how long it would take for the thread to lose its funny, and shift into flame war mode.
 
2003-04-18 04:13:28 PM
Bbcrackmonkey

Remember how everybody was predicting gloom and doom and quagmires and Vietnams just like 2 weeks ago until we smashed through and took Baghdad in two days with like 5 casualties

That's the problem. I don't think anyone thought the collapse would happen so fast. The problem with said collapse is the ensuing anarchy and we weren't prepared to deal with it so quickly.
 
2003-04-18 04:14:24 PM
Tarvuz
If we are going to cover less than 100 people getting excited about a statue of Hussein could we at least have a bit more news coverage about 10k protesting the American presence?


Damn but some people can be quite dense. Where the hell do you think all the people in the previous government and army went? We didn't kill them all. They didn't all go to Syria. Soooo....

That's right. They're still fvcking there! Now they're causing trouble. Surprise!

Fvcking hippies.
 
2003-04-18 04:14:55 PM
So, they're hunting on Saddam's property. Isn't that poaching? Or is that just what they do with the gazelle eggs?

It must take a while to pluck a gazelle...
 
2003-04-18 04:15:13 PM
I ate a fried cicada once.

/like anyone cares
 
2003-04-18 04:15:15 PM
Hunting gazelle?

Why not DONKEY?

Something wrong with DONKEY?
 
2003-04-18 04:15:27 PM
Vroomazoom

Off to the feathers it is...... BTW.. I went to your profile by trying to copy your name and noticed you have a very nice fur.... I am glad that you don't have any feathers like those gazelle...

I have slept on a pillow made of dear feathers though and that was the softest thing ever..(ok maybe not ever but close)
 
2003-04-18 04:15:40 PM
MilkBone:

wait, the anti war crowd now has a problem with us winning the war to quickly? hahaha
 
2003-04-18 04:15:41 PM
Thanks for the bullet lessons ... but we all know the most dangerous are Ich Luge bullets.
 
2003-04-18 04:17:06 PM
130 billion dollars and our soldiers have to hunt for food?

Man, fark this war. Not because it's unjust, but because the higher ups are doing such a piss poor job of waging it.
 
2003-04-18 04:17:08 PM
Umm_Sure:

that is not fur. those are feathers. I'm a gazelle goddammit.
 
2003-04-18 04:17:31 PM
Poached gazelle eggs, mmm... so long as the cuckoos haven't beaten you to the nest first.
 
2003-04-18 04:17:53 PM
Fishrockcarving, either that or the army is using FMJ rounds because they have greater penetration, allowing the bullets to go through walls, bullet proof vests, enemy vehicles, etc. better.

Or it could be both. I suppose it has multiple benefits.

Strategically speaking though, the tactic of wounding over killing doesn't work against enemies who don't care about their own soldiers.

But politically speaking, the wounding over killing thing makes war much more politically palatable to our modern society.

So they have combat, political, and in some cases strategic benefits.
 
2003-04-18 04:17:55 PM
04-18-03 04:10:40 PM Bbcrackmonkey
DisneyOnIce, yeah its too bad that the entire situation in Iraq is becoming a total catastrophe as we speak...

Remember how everybody was predicting gloom and doom and quagmires and Vietnams just like 2 weeks ago until we smashed through and took Baghdad in two days with like 5 casualties.


OOOOPSIE! Sorry Bbcrackmonkey, I didn't realize that the entire mideast problem has already been taken care of. It's just clear sailing and sunny skies from now on!!!
 
2003-04-18 04:18:53 PM
DONKEYS DONT HAVE FEATHERS

DONKEY, DONKEY


vroom post the picture of the gazelle in your bio for all to see.
 
2003-04-18 04:19:04 PM
AndrewFish:

what the fark are you talking about? we took bagdad in 5 days. that is the largest city to be invaded since berlin. 5 days! no one thought this war was going to go so quickly.
 
43%
2003-04-18 04:19:16 PM
130 billion dollars and our soldiers have to hunt for food?


There is a big difference between 'HAVING' to hunt for food and 'WANTING' to hunt for food.

Of course, the US is evil and unable to feed its troops. That's why we must conquer other nations to feed our war machine.
 
2003-04-18 04:19:29 PM
Ok I see what you did DisneyOnIce. Yes I exaggerated and you are using my own exaggeration against me. Fair enough, but right now the biggest problem facing a post-war Iraq is the sanctions and the fact that the UN is using them as a political leverage tool.
 
2003-04-18 04:19:44 PM
Man, I hope the retard who thought gazelles have feathers got his ass banned for his sheer stupidity. Or maybe he mistook gazelles to be some kind of avian lifeforms(it is now unPC to call avians "birds" because it sounds like "burds" which is slang for penis).
 
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