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Author Topic: What's wrong with bullets?  (Read 3778 times)
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« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2013, 05:57:59 am »

The idea of a "slugthrower" interests me. The general idea would be mounting a jar full of slugs onto a pellet throwing crossbow? This has possibilities.



Equip the little fellows with tiny swords and rifles, and you have a ready-made task force to handle enemy incursions! Imagine turning the tide and driving your adversaries back with millions of tiny shock troops!

Easily dealt with with salt.  Salt guns (yes actually someone did design a tiny salt gun to kill small flying insects), brine grenades and salt mines. 
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« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2013, 06:45:47 am »

WHAT ABOUT POINTED STICKS?!?!
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« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2013, 05:09:57 pm »

Pointed sticks can be very effective, if you can get close enough without getting shot.

And no need to yell.
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« Reply #53 on: November 24, 2013, 05:58:09 am »

WHAT ABOUT POINTED STICKS?!?!


Could our good Hardlec have meant this:
what about a pointed stick?

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« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2013, 06:49:40 am »

WHAT ABOUT POINTED STICKS?!?!


Could our good Herdlec have meant this:
what about a pointed stick?

Monty Python - Self-Defense Against Fruit

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« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2013, 06:28:11 pm »

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« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2013, 12:38:18 am »

Hmmm... slug throwers.

I happened upon a receipt today from an auction a while back.  Wasn't aware of it at the time, but evidently I bought a

Mussel loader.

Oh, my.  I think it was the double over there in the corner.  I would share a photograph, showing the bores, but I'm... two shellfish?

I'll get me hat.


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« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2013, 04:34:13 am »

Hmmm... slug throwers.

I happened upon a receipt today from an auction a while back.  Wasn't aware of it at the time, but evidently I bought a

Mussel loader.

Oh, my.  I think it was the double over there in the corner.  I would share a photograph, showing the bores, but I'm... two shellfish?

I'll get me hat.


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Best ye just clam up about that, son.

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« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2013, 04:59:04 am »

Pointed sticks can be very effective, if you can get close enough without getting shot.

And no need to yell.


sometimes the pointed stick works well



and sometimes not so much



(hurrah for the bull!)

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« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2013, 05:02:14 am »

Hmmm... slug throwers.

I happened upon a receipt today from an auction a while back.  Wasn't aware of it at the time, but evidently I bought a
Mussel loader. Oh, my.  I think it was the double over there in the corner.  I would share a photograph ...

Chas.

I found a flatbottom Musselloader



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« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2013, 03:17:23 pm »

To make a slug thrower...attach springs to the leaves of your prize plants...wait for a slug to climb onto the leaf for a snack...pull back and release....then await the newspaper reports that it has been raining slugs a couple of streets away. How Fortean would that be?
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« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2013, 04:09:33 pm »

We already had a RPG on here.. (rocket propelled gastropod)
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« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2013, 06:57:18 pm »

We already had a RPG on here.. (rocket propelled gastropod)

I don't think rockets are in the same class as firearms. Unless the Gastropod was for defense purposes
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« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2013, 10:47:52 pm »

Getting back to the original question, I sometimes use .50 caliber round rifle balls in my sling. They're great for making an impact on overly-persistent squirrels at the bird feeder. Of course, sometimes I miss and end up fragging the feeder...
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« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2013, 12:04:44 am »

Personally I've always wanted to do a weapon powered by imps, like the cameras in discworld. So that if you opened it up there would be an imp loading bullets as big as his head, and you could only fire as fast as he could load, and you would have to remove from yourself from the battlefield after an hour so he could take a nap or have a reserve team of imps in tiny hammocks. I like at least a hint of magic (ans indeed silliness) in everything though.
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« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2013, 08:16:41 am »

Personally I've always wanted to do a weapon powered by imps, like the cameras in discworld. So that if you opened it up there would be an imp loading bullets as big as his head, and you could only fire as fast as he could load, and you would have to remove from yourself from the battlefield after an hour so he could take a nap or have a reserve team of imps in tiny hammocks. I like at least a hint of magic (ans indeed silliness) in everything though.

St-imp-unk?
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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2013, 04:34:22 am »

I actually incorporate pistols, rifles, and shotguns into my outfits as well as rayguns and blasters. I like to add a little Steampunk to my Weird Wild West and Weird Wild West to my Steampunk.



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