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Arcubus?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Anyone have any more information on this gun? I saw it on the discovery channel on top ten weapons, it was 7th.
     
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    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    Maybe you mean...

    The Arquebus was a primitive type of firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. Like the musket it is a smoothbore firearm although somewhat smaller and uses a matchlock as its firing mechanism.

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  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    Thats probably it.
    Is it powerful? They somehow shot a candle through a huge block of wood. :eek1:
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Depends on how much powder you stuff into the sucker, I'd imagine.
     
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    That makes sense. But It's unbelievable, they shot a candle through the wood. I thought it was going to moosh or something. I want to see one
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm thinking that a andle (Wax) would simply disenegrate if shot at wood unles the wax is very, very hard and the wood thin.
     
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    Thats what I thought. but it split and broke where it hit!
     
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    Move anything fast enough and it will obliterate almost anything

    Look up some of the wierd things that happen during a tornado
     
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    Stranger things have happened.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    whEN SOMETHING IS MOVING THAT fast it has a pocket of air in front of it and thats what actually blows through stuff, like straw through a telephone pole...
     

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