Uncorking Champagne With A .50 Cal

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  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    Ringing in the New Year with Cristal? Bragger. Shooting the cork out of the champagne bottle with a .50 cal? Now you're just showing off. :D
     
  2. dgingeri

    dgingeri 2[H]4U

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    Except he destroyed the Cristal with a low shot, hitting the neck of the bottle at the bottom of the cork. He managed to get one of the cheaper bottles with a glancing blow on the cork, though. It took him 3 shots.
     
  3. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    And his shot didn't actually do the uncorking, it just broke the cork enough to make it not fit as tight in the bottle, and the pressure from within pushed it out.
     
  4. mullet

    mullet [H]ard|Gawd

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    I am getting the indication Steve likes guns?
     
  5. Time2Kill

    Time2Kill [H]ard|Gawd

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    What, you don't?
     
  6. Ashbringer

    Ashbringer [H]ardness Supreme

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    Bob we're out of bullets and Champagne. Better run to the local Walmart to pick more up.
     
  7. mullet

    mullet [H]ard|Gawd

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    That is a silly question.:D
     
  8. EndlessRed

    EndlessRed Limp Gawd

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    What a waste of Cristal...:(
     
  9. djoye

    djoye 2[H]4U

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    Go to 1:25 for the proper uncorking.
     
  10. GlowingGhoul

    GlowingGhoul Whines about Whiners

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    So when I'm pulling on the cork out of a bottle, and the internal pressure is pushing the cork out at the same time, I'm not uncorking it?
     
  11. Retroactive

    Retroactive n00b

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    It would have been much more impressive if the 50 cal held free standing instead of resting on a table with a bipod. As far as I am concerned he should have shaved that cork the 1st time out with such a stable and comfortable shooting setup. Three shots was a waste of Champaign and crappy marksmanship. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Filter

    Filter [H]ardForum Junkie

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    bet you couldn't do that in 3 shots.
     
  13. DocSavage

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    The center of the scope is an inch or two above the barrel. I doubt it's actually meant for the distances he was shooting, so he'd have to target a fair bit above the cork to hit it correctly -- and that's assuming the scope is even adjusted accurately.
     
  14. Grahamkracka

    Grahamkracka [H]ard|Gawd

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    Having actually shot a .50 Cal rifle many, many times...this is actually pretty good for 3 shots. The .50 cal is an anti-material round and not meant to be this precise. It is meant to engage large targets like trucks and whatnot...despite having been used against personnel more than a time or two. This like using a sledgehammer to drive a drywall nail and it's pretty impressive he managed to 'properly' uncork a bottle at all.
     
  15. kooda

    kooda [H]Lite

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    Very cool. He really should've done it at the stroke of midnight with a tracer round. ;)
     
  16. natos

    natos Limp Gawd

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    Oh what a new year eve treat. I love this guy's style!
     
  17. CrimsonKnight13

    CrimsonKnight13 Lord Stabington of [H]ard|Fortress

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    Video by FPS Russia? I can't see the video at work...
     
  18. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Cristal isn't really all that great a Champagne really. I mean, it's not bad by any means, but it's not one of the better ones.

    My personal favorite is Sir Winston Churchill (by Pol Roger)

    Dom Perignon (by Moet and Chandon) is nice too. I especially liked a 1992 that I had a while back.

    Le Grand Siecle (by Laurent Perrier) is quite nice.

    La Grande Dame (by Veuve Cliquot) is also very nice.

    Those are my favorites in the upper tiers, but there are also really nice ones in mid-tier.

    Ballinger, Veuve Cliquot (yellow label), Lois Roederer (Cristal maker also has a nice mid-tier which I actually like a little better than Cristal flavor-wise.)

    Anyway, point being, the 50 cal can have the Cristal. :D
     
  19. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Almost forgot Perrier Jouet (good stuff)
     
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    He must be new here. Subtracting one from mullet's newbie allowance.
     
  21. J3RK

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    Damnit... Because of this post, I haven't stopped thinking about Champagne all day. Going to have to grab a nice bottle on the way home now. Until this, I was just going to celebrate NYE with Absinthe. Going to be an expensive day. (My wife picked me up some nice cigars last night too.) :cool:
     
  22. Retroactive

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    Yeah, I was trash talking a bit. ;) With a properly sighted EOtech holoscope (love this sight!!) mounted on my Ruger SR-556E, I can lay down a tight pattern at 150 feet (pretty much shooting out the bulls-eye) and still reasonably tight at 100 yards (1.5 - 2 inch pattern). I'll confess to using a shooting stick, but at my age free standing my aim goes into the toilet. I'm not as steady as I was in my youth. My wife does a credible job with her (W German made) Walther (22 cal) pistol at 100 feet.

    Changing the subject - how many posts do you have to have before you lose the noob status? Over 9 years as a forum member and a reader (every day) since at least the Celeron 300A days (sweet chip to overclock) - so the noob status seems odd.
     
  23. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ask most wine aficionados and they'll state most champagne is junk. You just need to check out the soil in the vineyards...virtually dead and exhausted from centuries of growing and using modern garbage as fertiliser.

    Far better and more satisfying things you can drink to celebrate with than champagne.
     
  24. schmuckley

    schmuckley [H]ard|Gawd

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    Which costs more? The rounds ..or the Champagne?
    ..Fairly certain I could do this @ 50 yds with a .22 or ..err..the other rifle. ;)