drones

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by VThillman, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    Tractor Supply is advertising quadracopter drones for sale for $100 today only. Now every a-hole out there can own a drone.

    I am a notoriously lousy wingshot.
     
  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    For $100 it can't be good if even worth taking home.
    You don't have to be a good shot. Just shoot a shotgun up into the air and it will be scared away. Just ask Joe.
     
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  3. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    I can't wait for Amazon to deliver packages by drone. It'll be like shooting skeet but you get a prize!!$$
     
  4. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    ...but now the FAA wants to license them all. That should kill that fun quickly.
     
  5. Tommycourt

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    Will the drones fly like skeet and clay pigeons? If so then I need to get my old target shotgun out and start warming up again.

    Tommy
     
  6. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    I need a wall I can hang them on.
     
  7. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    Just remember, they have cameras on them.
    So shoot from your drone blind. :cheesy:
     
  8. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    That's a good one Magnum!
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    My shotgun is loaded with Drone Buster #8 shot....
     
  10. Tommycourt

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    I was kind of thinking of using double 00 buck myself but each to his own.

    Tommy
     
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  12. MagBlackhawk

    MagBlackhawk Patriot

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    I would not recommend shooting at the type of drone Remington has pictured on that box.
    As I understand it those things will return fire.
     
  13. hodge

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    You bunch of curmudgeons.:D
    Lets look at the other side of the coin. If a citizen wants to own a quadcopter and fly it within the law and responsibly, he/she has the legal right to do that. I own a $79 quadcopter, which is both more than capable, has a camera that takes stills and video, and I do not fly it anywhere but my own property. If you guys believe in the Constitution, then you are hypocrites to deny a law-abiding citizen from owning a quadcopter. Plus, you are already judging them of breaking the law- guilty before proven innocent- before they even buy the thing on black Friday.
    I do not get the hatred of quadcopters. Most of them will not fly in windy conditions, they are not stealthy or quiet, they are not capable of peeping on others without drawing attention easily, they aren't easy to fly in tight quarters, etc. In other words, the bulk of the budget quadcopters are not the spy machines that many imagine them to be. They are fun, they open up possibilities for cool photos and videos, and they are a variation of RC planes and helicopters- the freedom to fly on the cheap safe, since the operator is still on the ground. Simply put, they are much more a novelty than they are a threat.
    There- not an exhaustive look at the other side, but enough to be worth considering.
    My take- I am much more threatened by someone shooting over my head at a drone, not thinking about where those loads may wind up, than I am about what that drone might be doing to me. And, as of yet, I've NEVER had a foreign drone over my property. For that matter, mine is the only one that I've seen around here.
    All this piss and vinegar, over a non-issue.
     
  14. Ernesto

    Ernesto In the army now..

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    It's merely a reflex action when something flies overhead.
     
  15. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Yep, we are just a bunch or curmudgeons! I myself would love to have one, but I'm sure I would crash it no more than 5 seconds after pulling it out of the box!
     
  16. Ernesto

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    I bought my oldest kid (27 yrs old) one for last Christmas. It was only 120 bucks but it is fun to fly. Battery life is quite short. When they make them stealthy and they will it may change the game.
     
  17. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    My son in law wants one for Christmas but damn, them things are just way too much money for an old retired guy like myself.
     
  18. buster40c

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    I had an inexpensive helicopter and just a slight breeze would take it away. I gave it away at Christmas to a guy at work that has kids. I don't have a problem with anyone buying one, just keep it out of my property air space.
     
  19. MagBlackhawk

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    Oops, don't know about anybody else but I was just having fun with and joking about the idea of using drones as a target.
    Of course everyone has the right to play with flying machines.
    Honestly I don't see a problem with them as long as the operator respects their neighbors.
    When they get cheaper and/or better I'll be playing with them myself.

    Now, back to the curmudgeon fun. :D
    jeeper1's #6 shot should be safe to shoot up into the air as it will loose it's velocity and fall harmlessly to the ground after it takes out the target.
    I would not recommend anything larger than #4 lead shot for airborne targets.
    If you want to be safe as possible use #8 shot. (Less effective range though).