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Posted: 2/8/2006 6:56:26 AM EDT
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:01:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!



Crossbows use bolts not arrows. I wonder if body armor stops them?

Shok
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:02:06 AM EDT
That is sure to strike fear in the haert of the infidels!!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:03:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!



Crossbows use bolts not arrows. I wonder if body armor stops them?

Shok



This is a job for Old Painless and the Box O' Truth.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:05:28 AM EDT
If it's a proper crossbow bolt, soft armor will NOT stop it or slow it down appreciably. If it hits the plate, then it probably won't do much more than surprise whoever was on the receiving end shortly before Haji gets his 72 virgins.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:05:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!



Crossbows use bolts not arrows. I wonder if body armor stops them?

Shok



I don't think it would with out the plate. Arrows have more of a 'cut' and bullets have more of a 'push it's way through everything' I don't know how effective the armor used in the sandbox would stand up to the cutting blade on the tip.

BTW bolt is just a snobby way to say arrow (I know they are different enough, but yet are very similar)
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:15:58 AM EDT
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:18:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:20:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:20:43 AM EDT
Soon they'll be throwing rocks.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:24:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Soon they'll be throwing rocks.



I thought they already did that. MJD
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:25:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By highwayman:

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Soon they'll be throwing rocks.



I thought they already did that. MJD



only after the palestinian mercenary group shows up
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:26:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor



<Otter>

Germans?

</Otter>
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 7:27:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By highwayman:

Originally Posted By WyattEarp:
Soon they'll be throwing rocks.



I thought they already did that. MJD



Yeah the Palestinians do against Jewish tanks, i guess now it's the terrorists in Iraq's turn.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:00:17 PM EDT
From first hand experience I can tell you that soft armor will not stop a bolt from a crossbow, nor an arrow from a compound bow. The rifle plates will.

This would be a good choice for a terrorist. They are relatively quiet, and can defeat soft armor. Not to mention the fact that the wounds would be agonizing.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:06:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
From first hand experience I can tell you that soft armor will not stop a bolt from a crossbow, nor an arrow from a compound bow. The rifle plates will.

This would be a good choice for a terrorist. They are relatively quiet, and can defeat soft armor. Not to mention the fact that the wounds would be agonizing.



Not to hijack, but what caliber of bolt is the best?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:14:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:


Not to hijack, but what caliber of bolt is the best?



87!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:15:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!



Crossbows use bolts not arrows. I wonder if body armor stops them?

Shok



It would slice right through IMO
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:16:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Would you believe there is a soldier who was injured from an arrow in Iraq? Just on the Laura Ingraham show. Seems like some "insurgents" are running low on ammo so they are resorting to using crossbows. Still an OUCH!



Crossbows use bolts not arrows. I wonder if body armor stops them?

Shok



I highly doubt it
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:17:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 12:18:20 PM EDT by falaholic1]
I think you can only have 10 arrows in your quiver in California/New York.

Someone photoshop an AR telestock on a crossbow
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:18:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor




Exhibit A
for the failing educational system.

I rest my case.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:18:42 PM EDT
Didn't Al Gore invent the crossbow?
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:19:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor




Exhibit A
for the failing educational system.

I rest my case.



They where both joking. HAHAHA TEEHEE

(Nevermind.. HE'S ON A ROLL)
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:19:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor




Exhibit A
for the failing educational system.

I rest my case.



Exhibit B for you need to watch some more classic movies.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:21:15 PM EDT
I guess the insurgents are suffering through the same ammo shortage that the AKcrew is.
I hope they don't find out about Sportsman's Guide!
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:29:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 12:29:45 PM EDT by Avalon01]

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor




Exhibit A
for the failing educational system.

I rest my case.



Don't watch classic movies do you?

Av.

Edit: Damn! Beat to it.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 12:32:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By Lockedon:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:

Originally Posted By ar15bubba:
I think it was John Kerry at the battle of the Little Bighorn while he was on vaction from his stint in Cambodia.



I thought he was in Russia for the Battle Of The Buldge.



or maybe he was in Hawaii for the German bombing of Pearl Harbor




Exhibit A
for the failing educational system.

I rest my case.



Exhibit B for you need to watch some more classic movies.




Guilty as charged
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 7:58:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gunslinger10mm:
I guess the insurgents are suffering through the same ammo shortage that the AKcrew is.
I hope they don't find out about Sportsman's Guide!



The A(rab)PO is in San Francisco and Sportsmans Guide won't ship to CA.
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