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    Default Saving Private Ryan sharpshooter question

    The set up: in Saving Private Ryan, toward the end when the Germans are coming into that last town. The sharp shooter (Barry Pepper) in the bell tower: when the german tank is turning its missile turret to the tower, why doesn't the sharpshooter take a shot at the missile barrel to blow up the tank? It's approximately a 6 inch dia. tube, 60 feet away.

    Can't a sharpshooter hit that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch 19 View Post
    The set up: in Saving Private Ryan, toward the end when the Germans are coming into that last town. The sharp shooter (Barry Pepper) in the bell tower: when the german tank is turning its missile turret to the tower, why doesn't the sharpshooter take a shot at the missile barrel to blow up the tank? It's approximately a 6 inch dia. tube, 60 feet away.

    Can't a sharpshooter hit that?
    To answer your question , yes it could have been done with luck. Problems come in over the fact that while the tube might be 6" the actual point of the projectile that would need to be hit with enough force to trigger the charge would be under 1/2 " so highly unlikely unless it was done in " Hollywood".
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    True. shooting a gas tank doesn't blow it up except in Hollywood. Mythbusters proved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JWR View Post
    To answer your question , yes it could have been done with luck. Problems come in over the fact that while the tube might be 6" the actual point of the projectile that would need to be hit with enough force to trigger the charge would be under 1/2 " so highly unlikely unless it was done in " Hollywood".
    Well in theory if you shot a bullet into a barrel and it lodged inbetween the outgoing bullet and the barrel there could be a barrel explosion due to obstruction. However, just a theory and would love to see a good test on this done.

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