This is actually a pretty good angle…
In one of my painkiller clouded reveries… I fell into thinking about all the movies where people are shooting at dinosaurs with rifles with no apparent effect… Movies like Jurassic Park and The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms…
So naturally… The question arose… If you had to hunt down a Tyrannosaurus rex and you only could have a common type gun… What would you use?
For me… I’d grab my Marlin model 1894 chambered for .44 magnum with 300 grain solid flat point bullets… Then I’d bang away at the hip joint to get him on the ground… Maybe try for a few lung shots if the angle was right.
Lots of folks think that the big Weatherby’s and elephant rated rounds would work fine… Some folks comment on the fact that African poachers regularly take down elephants with 7.62 ammo from AK-47′s… Admittedly with at least a couple of clips… and from moving jeeps… There’s even a round called the T-rex in .577 caliber… That’s a BIG round! I’m sure it would do the trick.
But what I couldn’t believe was the number of folks who are convinced that you’d need at least an RPG or a minigun… People think that these creatures were indestructable… See what the media does?
Well… After reading up on the subject… I came to the conclusion that since these beasts were made of meat and bone… That any round that could take down a bear would be sufficient.
The only questions that remain are… How big of a rotisserie will we need? And will it taste like chicken?
What’s your opinion?
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