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(LiveLeak)   Don't you hate it when you're target-shooting in a forest, then a tree suddenly decides to kick your ass?   (liveleak.com ) divider line
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2014-03-30 08:55:47 AM  
Gun safety 101.  Don't shoot at trees. Dumbass got what he deserved.
 
2014-03-30 10:08:14 AM  
So does this have to do with the Noble Law?
 
2014-03-30 02:48:59 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Gun safety 101.  Don't shoot at trees. Dumbass got what he deserved.


Yeah, it's not even the errant "timber" I'd be worried about.  Hit one bad knot and the ricochet could kill someone.
 
2014-03-30 03:06:53 PM  
Did he think that the tree was just gonna stand there and take getting shot at repeatedly without defending itself.

Foolish human!
 
2014-03-30 03:18:44 PM  
Idiot.

Didn't the mythbusters do this one? I know R. Lee Ermey did it with an MG-42 on Mail Call. I miss that show. It was pretty awesome; but, that was before History channel became the "But, Aliens" channel.
 
2014-03-30 03:41:52 PM  
Lucky for him it wasn't a Gazebo.
 
2014-03-30 04:58:55 PM  
Wonder what he was using? Seems like it was probably pretty powerful.
 
2014-03-30 05:09:10 PM  
knothead
 
2014-03-30 05:28:37 PM  
I admit to laughing whenever I read a story of a saguaro defending herself the same way, which happens quite a bit out here. Well more so than in Maryland I guess.
 
2014-03-30 05:44:51 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Lucky for him it wasn't a Gazebo.

Slow clap dot jpeg.
 
2014-03-30 06:03:14 PM  
Any public hunting land that allows target shooting strictly forbids using trees to hand targets anyway.
 
2014-03-30 06:16:12 PM  
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Most things in here don't react too well to bullets.
 
2014-03-30 06:38:02 PM  
Hoooommmmmmmmmmm.
 
2014-03-30 06:58:12 PM  
img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-30 07:17:42 PM  

grouser: knothead


I didn't see an Arabian horse anywhere.  What are you talking about?
 
2014-03-30 07:19:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: Wonder what he was using? Seems like it was probably pretty powerful.


Looking at the other trees this wasn't the first time they'd been used as target practice. Probably a dead or or partially dead tree with some already rotten areas, the bullet hit the last good good bit and it was the proverbial straw.
 
2014-03-30 07:51:12 PM  

iheartscotch: Didn't the mythbusters do this one?


They did.  They concluded that only a massive minigun with large caliber ammo shot for an extended period of time could cut down a tree.  Episode description is here.  As this video demonstrates, their testing methodology is highly flawed.
 
2014-03-30 08:49:42 PM  
BAH GAWD KING! THAT MAN HAS BEEN BROKEN IN HALF!
 
2014-03-30 09:53:43 PM  

win95o: iheartscotch: Didn't the mythbusters do this one?

They did.  They concluded that only a massive minigun with large caliber ammo shot for an extended period of time could cut down a tree.  Episode description is here.  As this video demonstrates, their testing methodology is highly flawed.


Heh...one of my uncles did a hitch in Army Stateside during the 50's.  On winter maneuvers, they'd cut down dead trees for firewood with their .50 calibers...Ft. Drum, I think he was posted to.
 
2014-03-30 09:57:22 PM  
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 Instant Darwin's Gonna Get You!
 
2014-03-30 10:19:11 PM  
The tree mistook him for an Orc.
 
2014-03-30 10:22:48 PM  

win95o: iheartscotch: Didn't the mythbusters do this one?

They did.  They concluded that only a massive minigun with large caliber ammo shot for an extended period of time could cut down a tree.  Episode description is here.  As this video demonstrates, their testing methodology is highly flawed.


Well despite their method of trying to look scientific, they aren't.  I have a hs education, and I can tell their understanding of science ends in hs as well.  The show buys them too much credit.

My dad drove a M551 Sheridan during his stint in the Army.  The rear gunner they gave him was a draftee with thick glasses, who one day was target practicing with the M2.  After he was done firing he asked my dad how well he did, my dad informed him he was 180º off target.  He had been shooting trees that should've been behind him.  My dad said that man was the biggest reason why he was so relieved they weren't deployed to Vietnam, as they would've died for sure.  The guy in the video could be that man's son for all I know.
 
Rat
2014-03-30 11:00:33 PM  
Ecky Ecky Ecky Ecky Pakang Zoom Boing

™ heard echoing throughout the forest
 
2014-03-31 12:00:57 AM  

BumpInTheNight: Lucky for him it wasn't a Gazebo.


What's a gazebo?
 
2014-03-31 12:27:07 AM  
"Ryan. Shome thingsh in here don't react well to bulletsh."
 
2014-03-31 12:41:08 AM  
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There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of men for this treachery!
 
2014-03-31 12:44:47 AM  

mongbiohazard: Wonder what he was using? Seems like it was probably pretty powerful.


AK-47
 
2014-03-31 10:47:37 AM  
But did it make a sound?
 
2014-03-31 11:47:56 AM  

Lsherm: Hit one bad knot and the ricochet could kill someone.


um, no.  Not unless the knot was made from metal or rock.
 
2014-03-31 12:05:17 PM  

Rat: Ecky Ecky Ecky Ecky Pakang Zoom Boing

™ heard echoing throughout the forest


So that's what happened to the Knights who so recently said "Ni."
 
2014-03-31 04:15:42 PM  
 
2014-03-31 06:59:16 PM  

win95o: As this video demonstrates, their testing methodology is highly flawed.


Look, you can blow holes in their theories all you want, but I'm not sure it applies here.  Mostly because that tree looks pretty damned dead, which means it's already in a weakened state.  If he was firing at, say, a healthy oak tree with a foot-plus diameter at the base, that'd be one thing.  But it looks like it was a barkless, eight-incher or so, in what looked to be damp weather.  I'd guess he picked it because he thought it looked pretty damned dead, and didn't think "hey, dead, wet trees break easier."

Just my two cents.  Not trying to white knight the Mythbusters or anything, just saying that it's not quite the slam-dunk case you're making it out to be.
 
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