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Old 05-06-2010, 05:33 PM
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Default Day of the Jackal

In the original movie can anyone here tell what caliber the weapon Edward Fox (Jackal) used?

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Old 05-09-2010, 06:56 PM
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In the original movie can anyone here tell what caliber the weapon Edward Fox (Jackal) used?

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The caliber was never described in the movie, although the bullets that are shown appear to be either .22 Magnum or .22 Hornet cartridges.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:51 PM
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The book doesn't say either, just somewhere between .22 and .300 Remington.
The 'explosive' rounds (I don't think they're described in the movie) have a hollow partially filled with mercury. On impact, the mercury's inertia hitting the front of the hollow is supposed to split open/fragment the bullet inside the target. I've never heard of that before, but it sounds like it should work. Maybe.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:58 AM
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After reviewing the movie about a dozen times I figured it out. Its a 22 mag.
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