12 August 2009

In the gun world...

...they use what is termed "recoil index" to measure what kind of kick to expect out of a gun.

A 30-06 has a rating of 1.0, which for many people is about the limit of what they can shoot multiple rounds thru comfortably.

A 243 BR is rated at about 0.4, a 270 is about a 0.8, etc.

The 600 Nitro Express is rated at 9.4.

9.4 times more punishing power than a 30-06.

Now watch the video.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"The best is yet to come. There is a .700 Nitro Express!"
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6 comments:

Rural and Right said...

WOW!!! thats one hell of a kick!
I think the most kick I ever felt from a firearm was a WW2 Aussie bush gun that I was test firing at a gravel pit with a collector friend of mine ... and of course he is a violent psychopathic criminal because he is a collector of antique firearms. You know those blasted firearm collectors battling it out in the streets with other rival firarm collectors.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, i'm a firearms enthusiast and i've fired a 30-06... and, trust me, you do not wanna ramp that up by a power of ten.

i had a friend who stupidly held a pistol grip 12 gauge up in front of his face so he could use the sights.

i forget what he told the doc at the e.r. who stitched up his face, but, believe me, he only ever did that once.

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Anonymous said...

The best is yet to come. There is a (drumroll) .700 Nitro Express!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.700_Nitro_Express.

The projectiles weigh so much that as the bullet is spiraling down the rifling of the barrel it creates such an irresistable counter-torque that it can actually wrench the rifle out of a man's hands. AND THAT's not even the recoil!

BDFT said...

You never feel the recoil when it comes down to business. When a Cape Buffalo or a lion comes at you out of the long grass you can probably shoot that thing like a 22.

Anonymous said...

i forget what he told the doc at the e.r.

Why couldn't he tell him the truth?

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny asks... Why couldn't he tell him the truth?"

i guess he felt a little foolish displaying his utter lack of knowledge of physics... you know... equal & opposite reaction.

perhaps less embarrassing to say he walked into a door?

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