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  • Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

    "Specifically, a Beretta 687 Silver Pigeon II, a handsome 20-gauge hunting rifle worth $2,073"

    Sweet! I wonder how much the rounds cost.

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    Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

    So are they saying that this is a bribe gift or what. Cause personally i just relized i have poor friends and need to move the Texas
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
    -Vulcan

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    • #3
      Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

      you need to move "the Texas"? If it was just any old Texas, I'd be all "that's cool", but you want to move The Texas. Leejo? Cing? Beatnik? Other The Texans? How do y'all feel about that?

      :D

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        Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

        personally i loved the place when i was there for my honey moon. I dont care where i live as long as its not aussie land or canada ;)
        that sounds like a good idea trooper.
        -Vulcan

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        • #5
          Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

          I was just preparing a stinging comeback when I watched your Anna video. Hil. Ar. I. Ous. It's like all the comedy of Cing's FSM link, packed into 3 minutes.

          For that, I will not unleash the moose on your homeland.

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          • #6
            Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

            Texas, the Texas, who cares. Point is we have .20 ga rifles!

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              Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

              Why do big name Republicans like to give each other guns? Is there something Freudian going on, I wonder? ;)
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              • #8
                Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                Originally posted by leejo
                Texas, the Texas, who cares. Point is we have .20 ga rifles!
                It looks like they fixed the article, as it's not referred to as a "rifle" at all now.
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                • #9
                  Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                  The answer to Steeler's question is 'yes.'

                  In the card that came with the gift was written "Now who 'ya gonna shoot in the face with this?"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                    Although this was probably a mistake made by the article's writer (as evidenced by the correction), the term "20-gauge" could apply to a rifle. However, "gauge" isn't in common use for rifles, so it would be more appropriate to call it a "20-bore" rifle.

                    The "gauge" system was originally based on balls of lead:

                    Gauge refers to the interior diameter of a shotgun barrel as determined by the number of perfectly round pure lead balls of a size exactly fitting the barrel that are required to make one pound.

                    So for a 20-gauge shotgun, this meant that the weight of 20 of this gun's perfectly round projectiles, in pure lead, would equal one pound. Today, for a shotgun of this gauge, the interior diameter of the barrel would be 0.615 inch.

                    While the gauge system could also be applied to rifles, it was common to use the term "bore" rather than "gauge." Back in the mid- to late-1800s, hunters of big, dangerous game would use massive double rifles, the first of which were black powder muzzleloaders, to bring down their prey. These double rifles were similar in appearance to double-barreled shotguns, but they were actually two complete rifles built into one gun. To achieve the stopping power needed for large, dangerous game, these rifles fired correspondingly large projectiles.

                    The largest of these double rifles was the 4-bore, and you can read about one here, if you're interested. Such a rifle fired a massive projectile, around an inch in diameter and weighing about one quarter of a pound (1750 grains). These guns were rare, and were typically custom built for those who could afford them.

                    On the flipside of all this, a modern 20-gauge slug gun could be called a 20-bore, but this convention isn't common in the United States.


                    Some numbers, for the curious:

                    today's 20-gauge = .615 inch

                    today's 12-gauge = .729 inch

                    7000 grains = one pound

                    The projectile used in the M855 round, which is the standard-issue green-tipped round typically fired by the U.S. Army's M16A2/A4, M4, and M249, weighs 62 grains.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                      Originally posted by Strag
                      Some numbers, for the curious:
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                      • #12
                        Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                        Word. I'm slammed too.

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                          Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                          Originally posted by CingularDuality
                          Are you a reloader? Leejo and I plan on having some interesting video to share with TG soon. Lemme see if I can find the appropriate thread to bump...
                          I have a Lee Turret Press and dies in .45ACP, .223, and .308, but I don't have the place to use it yet. So I've tinkered and read a lot, but haven't done much actual loading yet.

                          Are you talking about this thread? If so, I'm anxious to see the results!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Rove Discloses $2,073 Hunting Rifle Gift

                            Who in the hell would give that a man a gun? I don't care if he is one of my own (politically) he doesn't need to have a gun in his hand. Not even a squirt gun.
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