US hunters shoot down Google fibre

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Tue Sep 21 21:27:21 UTC 2010

On 9/21/10 2:10 PM, Michael Painter wrote:
> David DiGiacomo wrote:
>> Instead of a rifle, how about a shotgun? It fires a nice wide spread
>> shot pattern. I think you would be much more likely to do
>> some damage (ie: knock fiber off a pole) with something like that.
>> Here in New Jersey it is illegal to use a rifle to hunt deer,
>> so typically you will find hunters using a bow/arrow or Shotgun and
>> you will see a lot of road signs (or other abandon junk) that
>> has been victim of a shotgun blast.

you don't hunt deer with buckshot...

the shotgun consideration is due to the range, and the expectation is
that your target is under 100 meters.

>> ~Dave
> Birds like to sit on wires and assholes like to shoot them.
> 50 years ago I carried around the .22 slug I dug out of the
> lead-sheathed cable while troubleshooting the outer marker for McClellan
> AFB in the middle of a rainy night.
> --Michael

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