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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…

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.





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studiousmatt

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#1 posted 840 days ago

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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wiswood2

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#2 posted 840 days ago

Very nice.
Chuck

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StumpyNubs

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#3 posted 840 days ago

That thing could be very devastating if you ever want to hunt a tree!

Thanks for posting!
Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 840 days ago

It makes a very nice conversation piece.

helluvawreck

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freidasdad

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#5 posted 839 days ago

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….

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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DanoP

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#6 posted 839 days ago

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.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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geofftirr

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#7 posted 839 days ago

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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