1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

First Olympic Gold Medal - BB guns at 31 feet.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Jul 28, 2012.


  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Yi Siling Of China Wins 1st London Olympics Gold Medal, Winning Women's 10-Meter Air Rifle

    Really?
     
  2. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    That's the first sport? BB gun? How is that even in the Olympics?
     
  3. i hope she was careful....

    you know you can put your eye out with those things....

    davesignatureII-1.
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Not BB guns, precision pellet rifles. Don't knock it until you've tried it.
     
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Seriously. I saw the winner posing with her rifle. I thought she was a military sniper with that rifle.

    -Mike
     
  6. My boss is a huge gun guy(NOT just airguns), and has a few high-end pieces- his main shooter was $2500, and he has one that is roughly equal to Olympic-class from 10-12 years ago. VERY high-tech.
     
  7. Comparing those weapons to the Daisy BB guns we had as kids is like comparing a model T to a Ferrari F40; they both do the same thing (push a tiny projectile, via compressed air, at a target), but other than that...
     
  8. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I remember reading that there were more shooting events in the Olympics than any other sport, so this doesn't come as a surprise. Gotta start somewhere, I suppose.
     
  9. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Next up, Olympic horse shoe throwing followed by the diving rod water search...

    Where's the track and field?
     
  10. They shoot pellet rifles for gold at the Olympics, yet they still don't have golf as a medal sport? No wonder I don't watch the Olympics! :eyebrow:
     
  11. Handball is a medal sport, yet squash isn't. Figure that one out.

    lowsound
     
  12. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    10 meters? That's like 39300 caliber. :bag:
     
  13. hdracer

    hdracer

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    People forget what the Olympics were meant to be.
    It was to show off the best warriors.
    Running, jumping, riding, and shooting. Athletics and warring.

    It is full of fluff now, and people make fun of shooting??? :rollno:
     
  14. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Really, shooting is the problem?

    I would have though table tennis, and water polo being medal sports would be a bigger weird out.


    2016, Olympic Beer Pong, plz.
     
  15. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    France
    Totally Off-Topic, I must say that your ratings agencies were wrong: we've not lost our AAA, we've got a AAAA now....

    120729230613988_88_000_apx_470_.

    Teasing.... :D
     
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Big +1.

    Wouldn't surprise me in the least.
     
  17. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    France
    Don't joke with that: the french silver medalist practices in a military shoot camp hosted by the National Gendarmerie (military police forces) :bag:
     
  18. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Yep. Really.
     
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The closest I've ever been to a target with a rifle was 100 yards. Then back to 300, then to 500. I was a rifle expert and a pistol expert in the Marines.
     

Share This Page