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Old 17-05-2014, 08:29   #16
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Just what is the correct gun to shoot a boat with?



Why, obviously! A paint spray gun. It's what I usually use...
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Just got a SS revolver for the wife, since were headed for bear country this summer. Ruger GP100 full lug in 6" .357 mag. My SS Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casul is way too hot for her, had to get her a girly round! But anyway, it was funny. I answered a listing in a local rag with a fair price for the GP. The guy I bought it from was a very old Swiss fella named Pete. He bought the thing for a sailing trip to Alaska himself! Just refit a Swan and is headed up this summer too. Super nice guy, pro skipper. He came down and visited my refit; now we are pals. So apparently, around here at least, sailors carry SS revolvers! Small world, eh?
GIRLY ROUND indeed! Plus now I hafta shoot lefty. (But bat righty; no matter wot you heard.)
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I pack a .357 SW in stainless for the lesser corrosion aspect.
Be aware that the internals of that gun are not all stainless. If you keep it in a marine environment, It's a good idea to have a gunsmith pull the side plate to clean & lube it every so often.

Pulling the sideplate is not something that you want to try yourself. There's a trick to it. Do not try to pry it off.
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Will check that out. Thx.
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Just got a SS revolver for the wife, since were headed for bear country this summer. Ruger GP100 full lug in 6" .357 mag. My SS Ruger Alaskan in .454 Casul is way too hot for her, had to get her a girly round! But anyway, it was funny. I answered a listing in a local rag with a fair price for the GP. The guy I bought it from was a very old Swiss fella named Pete. He bought the thing for a sailing trip to Alaska himself! Just refit a Swan and is headed up this summer too. Super nice guy, pro skipper. He came down and visited my refit; now we are pals. So apparently, around here at least, sailors carry SS revolvers! Small world, eh?
Remind me not to upset your wife if she can handle a .357 mag !
Had a SS .410 short barrel for dispatching uncooperative decked sharks, but lost it to the Mexican Federales... But that's a whole new thread topic!!!



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Sounds OK from Labor Day til Memorial Day... cept fer them 100 degree days.
Well he just made the cut then huh??? Maybe a smart hitman?

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Precisely. Pretty small hole, loads of delam. You may be happy he didn't get the manager now, but wait till after you get the bill...
Yea... I'm 2 weeks longer than I budgeted... A bit unnerved...

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GIRLY ROUND indeed! Plus now I hafta shoot lefty. (But bat righty; no matter wot you heard.)
Glad you clarified your batting position... I was concerned with the rumors...
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The 6" .357 has really low recoil. It's only the short barrels that are super loud and kick like a mule. You can also load the whole family of .38 into a .357, making for great training or even use for anything smaller than a bear, if you go with +P. Not that .357 is a great bear round, just the biggest one she's comfortable with.



Wouldn't it be smarter to shoot the shark while it's in the water alongside, instead of blasting things on deck with a sawed off? I guess it does get style points...
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Re: Not your average gun thread...

There are a bunch of stories in Alaska about some people who shot fish after putting them in the boat. Not one had a good outcome and at least one ended in a fatality.
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There are a bunch of stories in Alaska about some people who shot fish after putting them in the boat. Not one had a good outcome and at least one ended in a fatality.
Only one of them managed to kill the fish?

Alaskans obviously need more practice. Or bigger guns.
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Come on, Would you go see what he shot up. You are killing me.
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Only one of them managed to kill the fish?

Alaskans obviously need more practice. Or bigger guns.


That must be why Happy uses a sawed off!
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That must be why Happy uses a sawed off!
Slight thread drift....but did you get your tools back from the winter time thieves?
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Re: Not your average gun thread...

So, let me get this straight

Owner or some AH comes to get a boat out of the yard (probably because he hasn't paid his bill or has an issue with the YY owner).
Gets shoo'd away.
Comes back, takes out a revolver out and shoots the boat or something.
You witness a crime.
You all laugh and joke about it.

Wow. What a f u'd world.
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One of these puppies?: Oerlikon Millennium 35 mm Naval Revolver Gun System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Each round disperses 152 small projectiles", clean-up/repair would sure need some detail work.
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Don't think I'd shoot a shark nowadays, and by the time you wrestle it aboard, the meat would be soured by uric acid or whatever they secrete. Bad juju all around. Way safer to cut them free anyway. If they love you, they'll return per Rod Stewart. Maybe it was Rod Serling... Possibly A Rod... Somebody like that.
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There are a bunch of stories in Alaska about some people who shot fish after putting them in the boat. Not one had a good outcome and at least one ended in a fatality.
Cant fix dumb. Don't get me wrong, I understand the need, just not the technique. Why not one of those giant squirt guns with cheap vodka

My Kimber 1911 is made from 416 stainless, but just as one of the other posters said, barrel and internals, no. The slide has some rust from being on the boat.
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