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Originally posted by Oneolddude
reply to post by twitchy
The thing with those small caliber rifles is you have to use more than one round depending on the size of the thing you are trying to bring down.
Small game like a rabbit or such if you are a good shot one round is enough.
Larger game two rounds is fine.Just aim for the about shoulders put one round and since they're possibly moving one more trigger pull will get them either in the vital organs or the flank area.
A two legged animal will take three pulls to insure it don't just get mad at you.
Aim for the abdomen and then pull three quick shots.
The weapon will rise and you will have a shot in the stomach or chest and then a head shot if you are lucky.
Don't hesitate when shooting survey the target and determine the shots and squeeze then off in quick succession.
Leave the weapon to your shoulder and view the target through the sights to see if it is still moving.
This will provide a safe distance and you time to aim and take it down if it is.
A wrist rocket sling shot with extra tubing will be a invaluable weapon to have also.
People need to stop thinking modern weapons and think about what man used to kill with before we were "civilly" industrialized.
A story and a lesson to be learned
One of the last minor battles of world war 2 is considered the last known instance of total hand to hand combat.
A Japanese garrison on the island of Leyte was not being re-supplied because of their supply ships having been torpedoed coming down the "slot".
Both the Japanese officers and enlisted were conscripts, not regular trained soldiers.
The Filipino guerrillas knew this and harassed them nightly until the harried Japanese soldiers exhausted their ammunition.
The Filipinos kept them from surviving on local foodstuffs and even poisoned their water supplies.
A few flea bitten dogs which they quickly butchered and ate, made things, worse after the fleas vacated their no longer living host and found new blood to bite.
The Filipinos also knew when the full moon was to be.
They even told the garrison commander that was the night they would all die!
And when the moon was just, at the right angle so it was at their back and in the Japaneses eyes they came in mass out of the jungle.
But,not before, the few old guns the Filipinos had, and rounds for them,was fired from the hands of men on the opposite side of the garrison.
Spaced evenly apart they gave a whistle and fired off the rounds and faked a charged out of the jungle.
The Japanese thinking this was the full force, turned to these attackers and their backs to about a thousand Filipinos with Bolo knives, machetes and long sturdy sharpened bamboo spears, now really charging out of the jungle!
The battle was fierce but quick.
When it ended ALL the Nippon invaders lay dead, except for one,the garrison commander.
A very few Fillipinos died, but many were wounded from bayonet stabbings.
The garrison commander was spared, only until the next day when he was publicly hung, at noon time, with all the women his men had raped and all those who were made widows standing in the front, so he could see their faces and smiles.
For some, it was the first time they had smiled, in years.
The leader of all the citizen warriors spoke to him in English, which he knew the man could speak and understand.
"The world may never know what transpired here in the last few days.
It will not be written in history books or debated by military scholars.
But, we you see before you, know their children and grand children will be told and to never forget this day.
He continued,"You should also know, that I have been told that yesterday,General MacArthur has fulfilled his promise to return and liberate his beloved Philippines.He and his forces are all the east side of the island coming this way with little or no resistance."
Smiling he continued,"we will leave your body hanging here until he arrives so he can see first hand our bravery. But before you die we will entertain you."
He turned, and the crowd started to sing in broken English.
The American national anthem.
All three verses!
And they all had big smiles on their faces!
At this time, the Philippines was still a commonwealth of the U.S.A. because the war had delayed their independence.
Then, they hung him and left his body to rot,until General MacArthur's men cut him down.
I was told this tale,by and old man, when I noticed a scar on his bare back and a smaller scar on his shoulder and ask how he had received them.
When he pointed to the other old men sitting in font of the local barrio sari-sari store and said they could tell me, he was speaking the truth,because they were there also,I looked at the owner of the store and told him to bring us all San Miguel's until there was no more.
It was an honor to be in the presence of such brave, determined and resolute men and in all actuality, American patriots.[/1]
Remember, a rifle and pistol is only as good as the ammo you can carry and have on hand.
And NEVER take for granted those whose blood has built the ONLY land, THEY call home, and can only tolerate the invaders that occupy it to a point,for so long.
[edit on 9-8-2010 by Oneolddude]
Originally posted by sanchoearlyjones
I think a pump shotgun is better than an automatic because it will function without pause; they can be cycled as fast as an automatic with practice.