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I was the Forward, Stbd Fifty Cal gunner on the USS Hoel (DDG-13) during the first Gulf War. These were the rounds I fired, minus the nice maple tip…
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#1 posted 04-05-2012 11:42 AM
that is really nice, great gift idea, or just for holding memories.
I think the quote is great, can I use it?
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#2 posted 04-05-2012 01:16 PM
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#3 posted 04-05-2012 01:35 PM
That thing could be very devastating if you ever want to hunt a tree!
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#4 posted 04-05-2012 02:52 PM
It makes a very nice conversation piece.
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#5 posted 04-05-2012 07:29 PM
nice looking project….you can make pens out of those shells….PSI sells them I think….if you can’t find the kits let me know, I have several of them and would be happy to send you a few… actually I’ll send you a few even if you can find them somewhere else…......and thank you for your service….
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#6 posted 04-05-2012 09:00 PM
StudiousMatt – feel free to use the quote. Sorry but I can’t give you a citation. Just something I read somewhere decades ago that stuck with me…
FreidasDad – Thanks. I’ve seen the 30 cal and similar kits but they don’t hold the spot in my heart as the 50 and writing with something as big and heavy as a 50 would be like trying to write with a stump. I think I’ll just put this on the shelf and tell lies about the bad ol’ days. By the way, thank you again. Proud to serve!
Dan P.USN Ret.
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#7 posted 04-06-2012 02:37 AM
Now you have me wanting to know what the ballistic properties of a 50 cal maple slug are or better yet a lot of them shot in succession.
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