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    massive round

    Hi

    When he had been in Nam he had tried to help his fellow soldier who'd gone into cardiac arrest when a massive round had sheared a chunk of his torso off. He had gotten his heart going again, but the man had bled to death on the way to the field hospital.

    Do you think it was one big bullet or a series from a machine gun?

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    Re: massive round

    Burst of machine-gun fire.

    "A massive shell" for a single big baby.

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    Re: massive round

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Burst of machine-gun fire.
    I see. So it wasn't a single big shot, but a lot of rounds from a machine-gun.

    Thanks

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    Re: massive round

    I don't agree with that. I would say it was one large shell.

    Either way, it doesn't matter to him much. He's dead either way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: massive round

    I guess it's used both ways.

    "But before he was able to throw the torch onto the roof of the farmhouse, Walker's men fired a massive round of bullets into his body - Juan Santamaria fought through the hail of bullets and lit the house on fire that Walker was stationed in (When Walker retreated out of Costa Rica and Nicaragua he threw dead bodies into the water wells so that after his retreat 27,000 people would die of cholera)."

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    "A World of Warcraft addict was almost killed when a neighbor accidentally put a .44 Magnum round though his wall. It missed his head by three inches. The fanatic was deep in a game of World of Warcraft, the massive online multiplayer game, when he was almost struck in the back of the head with the massive round."

    But I can't help thinking that in crossfire is typically from soldiers' automatics.


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