"The Hurt Locker" question


#1

In the film called “The Hurt Locker” movies.yahoo.com/movie/180991456 … .83827403-
there is a scene in which a 50cal semi-auto sniper rifle jams because a British soldier’s blood is all over the top of a loaded spare magazine and when the magazine is inserted, the gun refuses to cycle. I don’t own 50cals and usually do not shoot blood soaked ammo so the premise of a large piece of machinery being jammed by a relatively small amount of freshly spilled blood sounds suspicious to me. So, does this scene look realistic or it is Hollywoodalized for more dramatic action?


#2

I’m not sure about the blood jamming question “it sounds off to me” I have only seen the previews but from what I saw there is alot of Hollywood involved some stuff that would never happen in the field


#3

I can’t get anything from your link, but rarely does hollywood get “gun stuff” right, especially when the “gun” is integral to a scene like this one seems to be.

If you saw “X-Men Origins - Wolverine” recently, there was a scene where a helicopter armed with an M-134 minigun was attacking Wolverine. They really screwed that one up because when the minigun was firing, the sound of the cyclic rate of fire was more like that of a .30 caliber Browning! Nevermind that fact the in spite of the gun shooting 3,000-6,000 rounds per minute, the gunner could not hit anything!

I wonder what kind of blanks they use in the hollywood miniguns since the gun is electrically driven… I know that on one of the Dillon video’s, you can see that the empty cartridges in at least on scene appear to be regular M-82 blanks.

Doc AV?

AKMS


#4

Here is a different trailer but none of them show the scene I mention traileraddict.com/trailer/th … er/trailer


#5

Vlad would you like me to send you that scene so you can post it?


#6

OK


#7

SKSVLAD,

Great movie by the way, thanks! I know the scene you are refering to, and I don’t see why that would cause the weapon not to function, unless peices of the previous owners skull was on the ammo too…

Steve