We've seen what explosives will do the the Nvidia Shield, but what about a rifle? The folks at Rated RR were curious, too. After various tests dropping the Shield into the dirt and concrete, they finally got out the heavy hitters and shot it with a Mossberg rifle chambered in .30-30. Pow.

The Shield survived the first shot, other than the touch screen functions. Of course a Shield with a hole in it isn't good for much, so they finished it off with another shot right through the center.

None of us recommend shooting your Android's anything harder than loving looks, but it's entertaining to watch anything get shot to pieces. 

Source: Rated RR

 

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This Nvidia Shield gets shot with a rifle and still works

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The ballistics of the 30-30 suck, contrary to what the feller in the video said. Although, with the lever-revolution ammo that he used, the rifle does perform descent. I would have rather seen the mini gun he was shooting in the beginning of the video vs the nvidia shield! Thanks for the video Jerry, I enjoyed it. :)

Another good video is the nvidia shield teardown explosion on YouTube.

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Tell that to the millions of animals killed since it's inception. The 30-30 has been a prime hunting caliber from the get go. It gets all my deer and most of my hogs.

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They make pellet guns that can kill hogs, you can kill them with a muzzle loader, bow and arrow and even a spear. The 30-30 is a turd of a gun. It has the bullet trajectory of a rainbow. I have never in my life known anyone who has used a 30-30 because they wanted to. It's always been because their dad gave it to them when they were beginners at hunting and wanted a rifle with low recoil. It will kill an animal but that doesn't change the fact that its a turd.

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Someone send me one. I'll shoot it with 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm.

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Why stop there. Go on up to 7.62 x 54r. Old school tech (Mosin Nagant 9130) vs new tech. :)

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They need to make regular phones this hardy. That way it could definitely survive anything the average user may encounter.