Saturday, November 22, 2008

StrangeGun moment of the day

1. Get a front-stuffer of .58 caliber or larger
2. Get a teeny camera with a radio transmitter
3. design a sabot'ed finned "dart"
4. Kiss it goodbye with a much-reduced load, watch the insanity

Problems: needs a HUGE range, or a parachute. Spring loaded fin carriers to stay closed around the recovery device under aero pressure until it slows enough to release it? Maybe.

Could do this with a little air cannon as well.

Just something to ponder.


You know, the only real thing left on the "solid" wish list is a .357 single shot rifle.

Don't know where to go with that, though. NEF apparently disco'd theirs, and everything else is a fortune. Maybe it's time to sit and watch the auctions for a while...


Blogger Joat said...

I always liked the idea of a camera in a model rocket back in the day, (probably before I was born) you could get a super 8 model rocket. I know they make digital cameras for that now. Camera and radio to fit a .58 cal hole would be impressive should be possible. A home built transmitter with any kind of range would require a FCC license, Ham or commercial. Shoulder fired rocket, 1" tube pop out find or spin stabilized, muzzle loading gyro jet? If it didn't explode it wouldn't be a DD right?

6:55 PM  
Blogger GunGeek said...

While it's true that NEF no longer sells 357 rifles, they DO still fit 357 barrels to an existing rifle. I've even heard that they will do it to some of their single shot shotguns.

It will set you back about $130 grand total with shipping both ways (plus the cost of purchasing the new gun) to have them do this, but it can be done.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Rabbit said...

Y'know, my old gunsmith back in ETX used to make up a file little carbine based on a Martini Cadet action. His 'sample' was built up using beautiful curly maple stocks and a medium contour barrel chambered in 30-30 Winchester. I always wanted him to build me one in .357 Maximum for a light, handy turkey/deer gun.

Might be something to think about.


3:16 PM  
Anonymous Ritchie said...

In a recent "Small Arms Review" there is mention of a 40mm grenade round with a parachute, camera and transmitter. Anything they can do, we can do with Radio Shack parts. Pretty much.

10:21 PM  

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