GUN Has anyone shot at concrete before?

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  1. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    We have venomous snakes that crawl up the driveway all the way up to the backdoor and lay there in the shade to escape the sun. I was almost bitten once and immediately reached for my waist as I jumped back. If I were to shoot it, what kind of damage should I expect to the concrete and what is the potential for a richochet? What if it was a birdshot instead of a handgun round? I don't think I've ever seen anyone shoot at concrete before so I have no idea what to expect.
     
  2. kubla khan

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    jesus man, where do you live?
     
  3. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Near a lot of undeveloped land. When the weather starts getting warm, they start coming out of the high grass and into my neighborhood. My property is right on the edge of a huge field of knee high grass.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    You will put a nice hole in the concrete if you use a standard round and you can get a ricochet as well as shrapnel from the concrete. You would be better off using CCI shotshell rounds but they too will ricochet and depending on the caliber, you may do damage as well.
    Do you have a fence around the yard in the back? If you do, look into adding a barrier to the bottom. Metal flashing, or anything else solid that goes about 2 inches into the ground up to about 12".
     
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    the CCI shotshells would be the best bet if you end up having to shoot at it... They will do less damage than a normal bullet to the concrete and less risk of serious ricochet. The risk is still there though.

    the ones i've used didn't have much power so the ricochet probably wouldn't even make it through jeans or a shirt. Have to worry about your eyes though
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    get a cheap revolver and go with the shotshells
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    get a shovel. It's cheaper, safer and you can scoop the parts up when done.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    you dont have to aim nearly as much with a shovel.
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    they don't cycle the action in any semi-auto.
     
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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    footratfunkface New Member

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    Neither do shovels.


    I'd say just leave the damn snakes alone. Most likely, they're not venomous, and even as such, they're still not likely to strike at you.
     
  12. DRM600

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    what about a pellet gun? should kill a snake right?
     
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    Pellet gun takes a lot of shots. I just use a shovel or long heavy stick/branch.
     
  14. BajaDak

    BajaDak If you have poo......fling it now

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    I'd go with the shovel idea. we shot at conctete a lot in a school I taught, that included a day long lecture on the 3 types of ballistics, followed with an actual shoot that included, concrete, cinder blocks, wood, glass, hydrostatic shots, pigs heads, pieces of meat with large bones in them, etc. depending on the thickness and composition of the concrete as well as the calliber/grainage/weapon used...you can get a variety of effects, most likely resulting in a ricochet, untill you get into high-power stuff. just make sure that you pay attention to the angle that you shoot it at and what lies beyond. a 15-25 degree shot at 10-15 feet with proper safety glasses on should be fine. i'd recommend 9mm or less.
     
  15. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    The last one I killed was with a shovel. It whipped around and bit the shovel after the first strike which caused venom to squirt everywhere. Took about 5 strikes before I managed to sever the head.
     
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    I know exactly what you're talking about, I was in south india for my honeymoon. Saw a 3-4 ft cobra just chilling out I wasn't about to go 5 ft from the thing, but it was close to my hotel room. So I called some of the people who were working and they hit it with a shovel. That shit scared the shit out of me, the cobra started squirting venom once the shovel hit it and almost bite the guy with the shovel. The guy was so skinny/small he probably would have died instantly if the thing bite him.

    Anyways, I'd suggest 22 shotshells in a cheap revolver of some sort which you could just keep close to the porch.
     
  17. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Use the proper tool for every job :big grin:
     
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    so, basically, your options are shovel and flamethrower.
     
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    Axe can + lighter ownz teh reptilianz.

    lol jk.

    theboxotruth.com
     
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    hair spray + lighter :dunno:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I have a single shot .410, but the last rattlesnake I killed (two weeks ago) was done with a fishing rod. Just held it by the other end and beat it with the handle. You get a nice whipping action with a carbon rod and can stand 7' away;)
     
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    Since I don't think anyone asked...

    Are you looking for a gun to go out and hunt them in your yard or do you want something to have incase one pops up and surprises you?
     
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    You do know that after you cut the head off - the snake can still bite, and inject venom into you?
     

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