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    Buying a shot put. What do I need to know?

    So I need it for protection.

    I'm thinking I need women's and men's versions. One size for longer distance and the heavier one to finish off the job at closer range. So just two or three of lighter weight and just one heavy hitter.

    Thoughts?

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    Will you do any hunting with the shot put?

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    Get her a 20 gauge with a scope, and yourself a 12 gauge.

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    Javelin.

    More effective, esp at long distance.
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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    Buying a shot put. What do I need to know?

    Most injuries occur from intruders taking and using your own shot put against you
    Last edited by mcski; 03-24-2020 at 11:22 AM.

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    It's all technique, not strength
    Don't let the shotbros shame you on leg day

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    Get a discus instead. Better velocity. Or, if you are looking to save money, find a large stone. I hear that stone throwing is big in Scotland.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Trebuchet is what you need.
    In order to properly convert this thread to a polyasshat thread to more fully enrage the liberal left frequenting here...... (insert latest democratic blunder of your choice).

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    Get the red one.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadman View Post
    Get a discus instead. Better velocity. Or, if you are looking to save money, find a large stone. I hear that stone throwing is big in Scotland.
    Or think about caber tossing.

    That shit can take out any bad dude
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
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    You'll put your eye out.

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    Olympics cancelled/delayed - now a run on shot(s), disci, and havelins.....unobtanium due to whore-ders

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    For a certain kill, have you considered lawn darts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiBall View Post
    For a certain kill, have you considered lawn darts?
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

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    It is a shot. The shot put is the act of putting the shot.

    Shot putters put the shot.

    The shot is putted by the shot putters.

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    I hear Jack Farless just calls them BBs.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Buying a shot put. What do I need to know?

    How many shotters could put a shot put if shotters could shot put?
    Last edited by mcski; 03-24-2020 at 09:09 PM.

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    Is the tank market fully stocked?
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Lawn darts are awesome.
    I want my lawn darts back.

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    Oh great now that da covid is here every nancyboy in town is angling to get themselves a shotput for protecting their TP. Guess what sherlock if you don't know how to field strip a metal ball already now is not the time to even be considering this. No one should be allowed to buy any track or field equipment right now except for decathletes and maybe steeplechase runners. Grrr this makes me so mad that people could be so irresponsible - makes me want to go for a good long race walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Oh great now that da covid is here every nancyboy in town is angling to get themselves a shotput for protecting their TP. Guess what sherlock if you don't know how to field strip a metal ball already now is not the time to even be considering this. No one should be allowed to buy any track or field equipment right now except for decathletes and maybe steeplechase runners. Grrr this makes me so mad that people could be so irresponsible - makes me want to go for a good long race walk.
    This is solid work right here.

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    um, are there a couple shots in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
    / that’s what she said

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    Well until you get to about 50 feet a simple cast Iron 16lb will do you just fine. The red gills are actually pretty good for the $.

    Once you get some serious distance under your belt you'll want wanna them fancy sweedish turned stainless steel ornaments.

    (generally these "sound alike" treads are played and not very funnah anymore, but whatev)
    "Can't you see..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Oh great now that da covid is here every nancyboy in town is angling to get themselves a shotput for protecting their TP. Guess what sherlock if you don't know how to field strip a metal ball already now is not the time to even be considering this. No one should be allowed to buy any track or field equipment right now except for decathletes and maybe steeplechase runners. Grrr this makes me so mad that people could be so irresponsible - makes me want to go for a good long race walk.

    Oh sure tough guy.

    Call out Olympic Wheaties champion, decathlon master of the universe Bruce Jenner as a “nancy boy”

    Oh. Wait. Nvrmnd

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    The Bible has what you seek for social distancing

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