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Don't know if this has been posted........

Subject: 60 Caliber pistol (Read text before watching video)

"This video is basically a "show and tell" custom built on a Thompson Encore (fancy version of the Thompson Contender). The Caliber .600 Nitro Express. That's right... An elephant gun round in a handgun. The story goes that the guy that built it is some kind of custom gun maker. He built this as an exhibition piece. He takes it to the range with him just to show it off, and the big guy that shot it (in the video) had been bugging the builder to let him shoot it.Now think about this...

Only until fairly recently (early-mid '80's) the 600 Nitro Express was hands down the biggest, nastiest, hardest hitting, and heaviest recoiling weapon you could buy. It was designed for one simple purpose... to knock an elephant flat on his butt. It was really built as an exhibition piece! for guys "compensating" This cartridge is known for breaking collarbones, arms, shoulders of the shooter!Think about this, in the gun world they use what is termed as a "recoil index" to kind of give prospective buyers an idea of what a gun kicks like.

A 30-06 gets a rating of a 1.0, which for many people is about the limit of what they can shoot multiple rounds thru comfortably. A 243 is rated at like a .4, a .270 was like a .8, etc.The 600 Nitro Express is rated at a 9.4... 9.4 times more punishing power than a 30-06.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/363927/ni ... ss_pistol/
 

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After watching it, whos the big sissy now.

I dont back down from much, however I think that would top the list. :wink: :D
 

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....if that guy had the right hand postision......it would have probably broke his wrists, lol.

Now I have to ask...how could you even shoot this thing in the woods? You bear down on a Buffalo, or Elephant (maybe a ground squirrell?) and the gun goes flying over the top of your head like the shell on a semi-auto.

"no, don't bother looking for the gun....take me to hospital first..." :lol:

Matt
 
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