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(AL.com)   Going forward, West Virginia University would prefer its mascots refrain from killing bears with their school-issued muskets   (al.com) divider line 25
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2012-12-10 10:58:01 AM
2 votes:
Yea!! We're the Mountaineers!!
Wait, the guy portraying our mascot really is a mountaineer?? Boooo, big mean bear killer. Mountaineers are bad people. Booo.
2012-12-10 10:22:31 AM
2 votes:
candorville.com
2012-12-10 10:16:29 AM
2 votes:
Pussy. That's what the school-issued knife is for.
2012-12-10 10:12:48 AM
2 votes:
Better watch it, he could go postal on a very slow crowd with that thing.
2012-12-10 02:12:53 PM
1 votes:
Just a bit of advice Baylor, stay out of the Big East.

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2012-12-10 01:43:48 PM
1 votes:
"J. Kimble Cilled A Bar On Tree In Year 2012".
2012-12-10 01:39:14 PM
1 votes:

assjuice: NashMcNash: dentalhilljack: NashMcNash: kd8our: And they complain about that MTV show...

This. WVU fans bask in their reputation as couch burning rednecks, but have been crying foul over this MTV show depicted them as couch burning rednecks.

To be fair, many of the couch burners in Sunnyside are out of state students from New Jersey. Not that anyone would make a show about Jersey trash......

That is a fair assessment. I've always said Morgantown isn't bad in July, when everyone is in New Jersey.

Actually it is total BS. I lived in Morgantown for 7 years and never met anyone from further than 50 miles away. WVians just love to blame their problems in people who "ain't from here."



WHAT!?!?

I lived in Morgantown for 5 years....almost all the chicks I *knew* were from jersey. Some frats were almost entirely turtleneck wearing spikey-haired jerseyboys. We used to have a football game on Beverly Ave it was WV vs jersey, and they (jersey) had almost twice as many guys that would play than we had. My friend's cousin would come down from jersey purely because he said it was "easier for [him] to get together with his old pals from jersey"

There are freaking T-shirts that you could buy at the bookstore that says on the Front "Campus of New Jersey" and on the back say "West Virginia University"...

So let me be the first to say WTF are you talking about?
2012-12-10 12:50:50 PM
1 votes:

dallylamma: I don't think I've ever seen a 'Do you know who I am?' dropped in real life before.


This isn't real life. This is Fark.

Besides which, I was *BORN* with a flintlock in my hand:

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2012-12-10 12:06:19 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: hdhale: Smooth bore muskets were generally pretty accurate out of about 100 meters.

No they weren't:

A soldier's musket if not exceedingly ill-bored (as many are), will strike the figure of a man at 80 yards, perhaps even at 100; but a soldier must be very unfortunate indeed who shall be wounded by a common musket at 150 yards, providing his antagonist aims at him; and as for firing at a man at 200 yards with a common musket, you might just as well fire at the moon and have the same hope of hitting your object. I do maintain and will prove, whenever called on, that no man was ever killed at 200 yards by a common soldier's musket by the person who aimed at him. - Colonel George Hanger, 1814.

Note he is saying that some fraction of military muskets will "perhaps even [strike the figure of a man] at 100 [yards]". That's a pretty big friggin' target: 5 to 6 feet tall, and 2 feet wide.

I have pretty extensive experience in shooting both smoothbore and rifled muzzleloading guns, and I wouldn't depend on a smoothbore to hit something like the vital area on a deer, using a round ball like they did back then, out much past 40 yards, *MAYBE* 50 if you've really worked up a good load for that gun. The vital area on a deer is about the size of a dinner plate, btw.

My father, who has built many of them (including one entirely from scratch - no premanufactured parts) once tried a whole bunch of things to get them to shoot accurately, and you just can't do it. It is the nature of a round ball fired from a smoothbore gun to be inaccurate. This is especially true of cast round balls, which almost certainly have imperfections that more modern swaged balls don't have.

Rifled muskets out to about 300 meters. Percussion caps were invented in 1839, and likely Davey Crockett used them, but Daniel Boone did not.

You really don't know who I am, do you? You're looking shiat up on Wikipedia. I have actual experience.

BTW, for massed volley fire, a rifled musket is fine out to 500 yard ...


I don't think I've ever seen a 'Do you know who I am?' dropped in real life before.
2012-12-10 11:42:05 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: TofuTheAlmighty: dittybopper: I stopped using modern guns to hunt with about 10 years ago, and stopped using a modern bow about 6 years ago. I'm starting to transition from using steel broadheads to one ones I knapped myself:

Pffft, I only hunt with atlatls.

Hey, will you be at the Northeastern Open Atlatl Championship in Vermont next year?


Hey you two. Get a room.
2012-12-10 11:29:09 AM
1 votes:
I don't really throw rocks, I use everything from a modern rifle to a traditional recurve, but my typical hunt could be PETA approved: no animals are actually harmed during the production.
2012-12-10 11:26:52 AM
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: dittybopper: I stopped using modern guns to hunt with about 10 years ago, and stopped using a modern bow about 6 years ago. I'm starting to transition from using steel broadheads to one ones I knapped myself:

Pffft, I only hunt with atlatls.


Me throw rocks
2012-12-10 11:25:33 AM
1 votes:

TofuTheAlmighty: dittybopper: I stopped using modern guns to hunt with about 10 years ago, and stopped using a modern bow about 6 years ago. I'm starting to transition from using steel broadheads to one ones I knapped myself:

Pffft, I only hunt with atlatls.


I would, if NYS would let me:

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Unfortunately, you can't use an atlatl to hunt with in New York State.
2012-12-10 11:13:46 AM
1 votes:
Why exactly did the school need to issue him a musket that was capable of firing projectiles? Wouldn't it be really easy to make a musket that would make smoke and noise at football games but be incapable of actually shooting stuff?
2012-12-10 11:00:15 AM
1 votes:

NashMcNash: kd8our: And they complain about that MTV show...

This. WVU fans bask in their reputation as couch burning rednecks, but have been crying foul over this MTV show depicted them as couch burning rednecks.


Hey now, if they did that their whole front yard would go up in flames.
2012-12-10 10:53:03 AM
1 votes:

dittybopper: the bear has a chance to either escape, or to make your life interesting in deep laceration-y, puncture wound-y, blunt trauma-y sorts of ways.


That's the outcome I prefer.
2012-12-10 10:52:26 AM
1 votes:
IT'S NOT A MUSKET!

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Look at the trigger guard: It's got double-set triggers. That makes it a rifle. No musket, which are smoothbores*, and thus relatively inaccurate, would need the accuracy improvement that comes from double-set triggers.

Also, a real man would use a flintlock, not one of them there new-fangled persuction guns.



*With the exception of rifled muskets, but that doesn't apply here.
2012-12-10 10:51:54 AM
1 votes:
Holy Farking sheat! They let him have a real gun? The anti gun crowd is going to lose there little minds.
2012-12-10 10:45:46 AM
1 votes:

NashMcNash: kd8our: And they complain about that MTV show...

This. WVU fans bask in their reputation as couch burning rednecks, but have been crying foul over this MTV show depicted them as couch burning rednecks.


To be fair, many of the couch burners in Sunnyside are out of state students from New Jersey. Not that anyone would make a show about Jersey trash......
2012-12-10 10:29:59 AM
1 votes:
I find this to be incredibly awesome. I had no idea that was a functioning musket. I want to hang out with this guy and drink beer and eat bear chili.
2012-12-10 10:24:02 AM
1 votes:
drjekel_mrhyde

I'm okay with hunting to cull a population , but I'll never eat the meat.
/Monsters Inside Me spooks the shiat out of me.
//Was up most of night searching Google for parasites, while scratching like a mad man

Fire fix this.
So easy caveman can do.
2012-12-10 10:22:23 AM
1 votes:
You Septics are aware that to native English speakers, the word "coonskin" conjours up images of a sort of brownish leather, you know, something your more Southern residents would be proudly sporting rather than the pelt of a small furry animal?
2012-12-10 10:18:52 AM
1 votes:
I'm okay with hunting to cull a population , but I'll never eat the meat.
/Monsters Inside Me spooks the shiat out of me.
//Was up most of night searching Google for parasites, while scratching like a mad man
2012-12-10 10:16:28 AM
1 votes:
Guess they can't bear the thought of him associating their school with hunting. I mean, remember how upset NFL fans got when the Chiefs mascot scalped a guy?
2012-12-10 10:12:47 AM
1 votes:
And they complain about that MTV show...
 
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