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News reporters operating drones

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Mar 28, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    I would love to give more of an opinion, but it would include topics unmentionable. So I shall stick with, "I agree with Joe".
     
  3. kitson

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    low and slow?


    bet i could hit it with my .22...with only a 10 shot semiauto clip!
     
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    Hitting a small drone with a gun is way harder than you think. We tried it once in training -- 1500 rounds expended by a platoon of infantry, including automatic weapons -- two hits.

    As to the worries about the news using drones...the threat is overstated. The kinds of things they'd be flying are loud and have very limited capability. Think traffic copter. Plus to fly them in federal airspace without clearance would violate a ton of FAA regulations. From experience this past summer, you'd NEVER be allowed to fly them over a wildfire because you'd interfere with the aerial firefighting efforts.
     
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    NOT for a duck hunter.....:whistle:
     
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    SOB is low enough bet I could hit it with my Goose gun :cheers:
     
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    Just speaking from personal experience from a bunch of guys with machine guns. A shotgun would certainly be a better weapon than a rifle.
     
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    usually, when out with a gun, i am in the field shooting gophers, with the .22, hence my comment. however, if jen aniston is sunbathing in my backyard, i would want the world to know, and i probably would not be away from the house.
     
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