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OK, so which one of you mounted a Vulcan cannon?

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  1. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Is this in Eco Mode? Wanna see in Power mode! :D
     
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    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Check out how the wipers pop up from the air displacement of the cannon.

    From what I've read, that Vulcan cannon fires at 6000 rounds/min and that little burst was like $500 ammo cost.

    Apparently, the car belongs to Black Rifle Coffee.
     
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    Salamander_King Senior Member

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    I'm sure in POWER mode the windshield is gone! :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I definitely could use that upgrade. Think it could go through a car wash?
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    OK, so which one of you mounted a Vulcan cannon?
    An old member named Photoshop.....
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Should have set the parking brake.
    Impressive work for a GIF.
     
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    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    Even more impressive is what must be the super photoshopped video on YouTube:



    It is an M61 Vulcan, and it fires at 6,600 rounds/min (I was off by 10%) at $27/round.
     
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    So, are their coffee any good? I mean Black Rifle...

    It looks bit too dark for third wave cafe goers.:coffee:
     
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    Does this impact rear seating?
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Only if the rear passengers mind holding the ammo.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Actually, this the the opposite of the "$100 hammer" phenom.
    The military buys ammo in bulk, so most of their rounds are significantly cheaper than pricing for specialty shops, Hollywood, collectors, etc.
    I do not know what the procurement cost is for a 20-mm "live" (PGU-28/B) round versus the practice rounds that are used in 99-percent of training with this weapon, but the practice rounds are probably only a few bucks apiece - and by "practice" I mean that they're "just bullets" rather than semi-armor piercing, explosive-tipped bullets.
    I do know that the PGU-30s (practice rounds) come in two flavors - regular and incendiary.
    Unless your Vulcan cannon uses something like an F16 as an aiming system, the incendiary rounds serve as a means to aim the weapon....so the practice rounds incorporate this feature....HOWEVER (comma!) remember that barrel wear is increased by the incendiary rounds....and there are six barrels!

    Even at $5 a round though, the M61 Vulcan cannon is like a Dodge Challenger.
    FEEDING it is more expensive than buying it.


    Gotta LOVE America!

    We have a nation where people who want to ban weapons can live in peace and harmony (mostly) with people who mount 20-mm six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon..........on Priuses, financed by an artisan coffee company, who goofs on hipsters.....

    ....and people actually doubt the notion of American exceptionalism..... :rolleyes:
     
  14. I came here expecting coffee... :coffee:
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Good enough for them to be pretty profitable, it would seem.
    I've never had any myself, but if anybody from the company reads this and wants to kick a pound or two my way for a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of their brew - I'm in!
    I believe that I'm qualified to judge non-hipster coffee.....

    I'll even test drive the G2.5 if they want me to.
     
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    Well, by that assessment, Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds coffee must also be good enough! LOL... I don't even consider Starbucks coffee to be good enough. My hurdle is much higher. :coffee:

    Thinking of buying this for my home roasting hobby, but US distributor is currently out of stock. Aillio – For the love of coffee
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Wow.
    That certainly takes coffee to the next level.

    I used to be an uber-coffee snob, but my geekiness stopped at the burr-grinder stage of coffee swag.
    As I type this, I'm sitting at work listening to my Mk-1, Mod-0 Keurig process some Aldi discount coffee into my CPO mug.
    I have a "Mr Coffee" French Press and some more "bought on sale" ground coffee as a back-up.

    Sepmer Paratus!

    You see...
    I grew up in Burbon country....and yes.
    There's NOTHING like sipping a nice small-batch, single barrel bourbon.....but if you're gonna guzzle the stuff?
    .....reach for a bottle of the cheap brand!
    ;)

    Pro-tip:
    Evan Williams.....and don't be ashamed to use a little water and ice while you develop a taste.
    People who insist that Bourbon should never-EVER touch ice, and will only grudgingly allow a little water are wrong-headed in their thinking.
    EW is normally a 'middle-to-bottom shelf' brand but it punches WELL above its weight in quality.
    Taste is a YMMV thing - but bourbon insiders insist that you could slap a different label on it and sell it for $50 a bottle and nobody would batt an eye.

    Coffee is EVEN MORE like that, since there is usually only one ingredient......
     
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    Just occurred to me that the cannons need to point the other way.
    No worries of tailgaters then.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    I'll bet that the muzzle blast would also serve as aux-propulsion!

    Instaed of miles per gallon, miles per gun burst!
     
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    My friend roasts his own coffee and I'll tell ya what! There is absolutely nothing you can by in any coffee shop that tastes better than fresh home roasted coffee. I am not a coffee drinker any more (I like it, but it does not like me back), but when I visit my friend I will have his brew because it is really the very best coffee I have ever had, and I used to be a coffee snob myself.
     
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