View Full Version : T-rex gun fun thread

December 13, 2007, 06:42 PM
What gun would you use for a T-rex? Mine would be a plasma cannon or something from star trek.:D

December 13, 2007, 06:54 PM
I'd use an M1A1 Abrams tank. If I was limited to a rifle or something like that, it would probably be a shoulder mounted 20mm cannon with explosive rounds or a M32 40mm grenade launcher. In the movie Jurrasic Park: The Lost World the PH had a Searcy .600 Nitro Express.

Magnum Wheel Man
December 13, 2007, 07:00 PM
you never saw the original 50 A.E. Automag 5 magazine adds ??? that is / was the original T-Rex Gun...


December 13, 2007, 07:03 PM
I still think I would settle with my 50 BMG! :D

December 13, 2007, 08:01 PM
I could take it with a .270 - just hit it in that pea-sized brain. :p

December 13, 2007, 08:04 PM
Why the .577 T-Rex of coarse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbU9L-Troh0
Or a 50 BMG

December 13, 2007, 08:28 PM
That's easy. A .22. It'd be real sporting-like, you know.

roy reali
December 13, 2007, 09:16 PM
All kidding aside, how would you drop a T-Rex with a standard cartridge firearm?

I assume that on that type of creature you would aim for instant, or near instant, death. Brain shots on most animals produce those kind of results. I am not by any means a T-Rex anatomy expert, but from what I understand their brains were not exactly large. Then look at the way they carry their heads. How would you even sight in on such a small target waving around ten or twenty feet in the air encircled by a massive skull?

I guess a heart and/or lung shot might be easier to make. Again, from what I have heard, their central nervous system responded pretty slowly to stimuli. By the time death was registered in its cranium you would be Rex Chow.

So, regardless of what gun you use, how would you deliver a lethal shot to such a creature?

December 13, 2007, 09:29 PM
I would shoot as I would any creature... vitals... chest area... from a long way away.. with my 50 BMG.. all joking aside..:cool:

December 13, 2007, 09:30 PM
From inside of a cave that he cant fit into.
armor piercing 50 BMG
Most animals run away when they get shot but to many movies makes me think it will come after you
yeay 600th post :cool:

December 13, 2007, 10:49 PM
Does it HAVE TO be a gun? Can't it be napalm, or a daisy cutter? Or a landmine or a bazooka? Or a grenade launcher or a howitzer? Or a Civil War era cannon? Or a giant hole in the ground, with giant bamboo spikes, covered with thin branches and leaves. Or a bow with poison arrow dart frog tipped arrows...

Ok, ok, if it had to be a gun, then I'd flip a coin b/t a gattling gun like the ones on the A-10 Warthog or Apache Choppers, and a scoped semi auto 10 gauge 3 1/2 inch slug gun with a 30 round mag, if such a shotgun exists...? Sims recoil pad, compensator, and separate shoulder pad is, of course, standard with that last setup.

Damn, now I really wish such a hunt existed. I'm in a weird mood tonight :D

XD Gunner
December 13, 2007, 11:00 PM
The problem with a Rex is that we don't know how it's nervous system works, it may have a small brain, but still be able to function without it. It may be able to still kill you without being able to "think", what if you take out it's brain, and nothing really happens? What if its nervous system is spread out, and doesn't have one single point of failure like ours?

Biggest F'n gun I can find, probably something like those huge Russian antitank rifles, or a 105 Howitzer if possible. Probably try to bust up its hips or legs in general so it couldn't move around to easily, then retreat and let the big bastard bleed out.

If it had to be a "clean kill" Nothing less than a .50BMG weapon with any kind of explosive, or armor piercing rounds. Right for the presumed vital area, or Spine. I want it dead, and 5 minutes ago.

Edit: Woot 101!

roy reali
December 13, 2007, 11:14 PM
African Elephant: 20 feet long, 10 feet tall, 8 tons.

T-Rex: 43 feet long, 7 tons, 18 feet tall.

What about a harpoon gun liked those used on whales? If it can kill a fifty ton animal then any other creature should be no problem.

December 13, 2007, 11:20 PM
I'd take a double in .600 Nitro Express with a massive solid bullet. The 600 Nitro packs enough energy to knock an Elephant off it's feet and I would hope it would have the same effect to the Rex. When and if he went down he would get the 2nd bbl to the head. Then I would reload and be ready for another shot. If I wanted to get real fancy I'd take a 2 bore double instead. My PH would be on back up with some type of RPG.

December 14, 2007, 12:47 AM
Can you re-chamber a Remington 700 for 40mm Bofors?

December 14, 2007, 01:12 AM
Gee, I can't use my Rem 870 with 1-3/8 oz. Buckhammers, huh? I guess I'm gonna' have to say either call in arty or air support!

December 14, 2007, 01:20 AM
+1 on the A-10 30mm vulcan cannon
i dont think a t-rex could take that.

shoulder fired something in 20mm like the Lahti - Saloranta 20mm Antitank-rifle

December 14, 2007, 05:22 PM
What gun would you use for a T-rex?Same one you use for terrorist rampages, Commies landing in California, Soviet paratroops, zombies and velociraptors: 106mm recoilless rifle with flechette rounds.

Question is, what does T. rex taste like? Chicken?

December 14, 2007, 05:28 PM
Seeing as how they're not a lot different than elephants, I think a 405 gr hardcast 45/70 would do the trick.

December 15, 2007, 01:11 PM
243 is more than enough for T-Rex. Just use the right 100 grain bullet and it will get the job done. Remember shot placement, you don't get the "flinch" when shooting the 243. Just put the bullet behind the shoulder, for the heart/lung shot. The last one I shot went no more the 2 miles, not bad with the 243, pretty good blood trail. The trick is staying on a good road where he won't catch your jeep. Well good luck and Good hunting.

December 15, 2007, 04:36 PM
Lol! thats great jkump.:D

December 15, 2007, 05:06 PM
AC130U Gunship...Death From Above.....105mm cannon, 40mm Bofors and a 20mm Gatling gun

Dean C
December 15, 2007, 09:12 PM
Going way off topic, but would you use the "golf ball" method to skin em?
Can you just imagine the "back strap".

December 15, 2007, 09:19 PM
"golf ball" method??? lol

December 15, 2007, 10:33 PM
im gettin hungry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIW3ECPhaDw&feature=related

December 15, 2007, 11:41 PM
The T Rex hunt would have to involve black powder in some way. I'm thinking, 4 gauge with a big round ball. What, 250 foot lbs of recoil?

My choice, hands down. Now if I could only afford one of them 4 gauges from October Country.

December 15, 2007, 11:46 PM

I'm thinkin Fred Flinstones feet don't generate the necessary torque.

December 16, 2007, 05:58 PM
Going way off topic, but would you use the "golf ball" method to skin em?
Can you just imagine the "back strap".

Ha I think it would be more like the bowling ball method with a tractor

December 17, 2007, 08:07 AM
8 ga, with 2 oz. slugs ,the heaviest slug they make in 10 ga. or if were further into the future. borrow what the terminator asked for at alamo gunshop. "a phase pulse plasma rifle in the forty watt range" . that should kill and cook at that same time. just walk up after 10 minutes and pull breakfast,lunch and dinner right off the bone.:)

December 17, 2007, 10:32 AM
Pepper spray! Of course, you'd need a 20 gallons of it strapped to your back and attached to a firehose nozzle.

December 20, 2007, 05:08 PM
I am thinking .30-06, it kills everything..right?:D

I would take a .50 BMG, shoot it in the eye or something.

Funny story, I had a dream the other night. My bed is right next to the window, and I dreamed a Rex was trying to get me. I shot all my 00 buck at him, which failed, then I hit him once with my Glock 23 (.40 S&W) and he dropped like a rock.

December 21, 2007, 10:50 AM
Now THAT is confidence in your handgun!

December 21, 2007, 07:23 PM
T. rex, eh? Trouble with a T. rex is that his major nerve plexus is located in his lower spine. Just like a snake you can cut off his head and he'll still attack you. Heart/lung shots are useless as just like a snake he can have his heart cut out and he'll still attack for 6-8 hours.

So I was thinking that you'd need at least a 20 mm truck mounted Vulcan loaded with alternating HE and AP and maybe a tracer every 20th round. They're hard to come by so you might have to settle for an old 20mm Oerlikon. Funny nobody ever seems to put those on their Christmas wish lists any more so you might get a good deal on ebay. The $220 tax would be pretty cheap compared with the ammo. :p

December 21, 2007, 11:53 PM
Cheytac .408 from a hot air ballon followed up by a A/MH-6 Littlebird minigun flyby followed by a M270 MLRS 3 missile barrage to add that smokey flavor :p

December 22, 2007, 12:06 AM
Wonder what this would do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=novn4CjyWss&NR=1

December 28, 2007, 01:41 AM
a mini gun from a chinook chopper full of delta force operators with rambo and the gov of cali inside

December 30, 2007, 11:16 AM
I am more of a sportsman, give me the 475 A&M for varmets. 400 grain bullet at 3275 fs. Hey 10,000 lbs, muzzle energy, WHOO-HAWW!! Doc:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Zombie Steve
December 30, 2007, 04:00 PM
No gun for me. I'd fill a backpack full of poison, strap it on the nearest mall-ninja and tell him to go shoot it with his brand new extreme tactical whatever. ;)

December 30, 2007, 10:36 PM
I've always thought the old Brits had the right idea with their 4-bore doubles. Should be good for any dino you're likely to come across. That is, if it doesn't break your shoulder. LOL!!

January 3, 2008, 11:36 AM
Rambo's exploding arrows might do the trick for me.

January 6, 2008, 09:47 PM
A Dillion M134D Gattlin Gun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w5rJSAT6FU)! After you saw its legs off, you can move in with the Abrams :D.

That or a P52 ;)

January 6, 2008, 11:53 PM
I always tend to go for overkill on something that can eat me.


January 7, 2008, 12:36 AM

But of course.

January 7, 2008, 09:23 PM
Ill cook his arse at the same time...

Jerk chicken anyone? lol:D