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Posted by Ray on January 22, 2005
In Reply to: The Whole Nine Yards posted by Jack on January 14, 2005
The way I heard it was during www 2. A 50 caliber machine gun the bullets were fed in viva nine yard lenghts. During a fire fight they might use the "whole nine yards" Just a thought