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(YouTube)   2,400-grain bullet + 2,100 feet per second + 240 grains of powder + 25,400 foot-pounds of muzzle energy + 277 foot-pounds of recoil = the biggest damn centerfire rifle ever built   (youtube.com) divider line 83
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2013-01-15 03:14:55 AM  
ooowl rait
 
2013-01-15 03:30:17 AM  
Damn!  Even the fat dude had issues with the recoil.
 
2013-01-15 03:50:29 AM  
How hard could it have been to make the barrel float and give it a simple recoil spring or even just a buffer? It's like they not only made it huge but intentionally made it inflict as much pain as possible.
 
2013-01-15 07:59:41 AM  
Someone on Fark was complaining about calling gun nuts fetishistic just the other day. About that...
 
2013-01-15 08:43:33 AM  
Wait till some congress critter gets a hold of this video and proposes a ban on it

/never mind the point of entry cost in procuring said gun and ammo is WAY beyond the reach of most criminals...
 
2013-01-15 09:05:52 AM  

Endive Wombat: Wait till some congress critter gets a hold of this video and proposes a ban on it

/never mind the point of entry cost in procuring said gun and ammo is WAY beyond the reach of most criminals...


It's not the criminals that the government is worried about.
 
2013-01-15 09:36:38 AM  
If you have something that you need a rifle that big to stop it, you need an RPG.
 
2013-01-15 09:38:48 AM  
well.. that gun is pretty useless
 
2013-01-15 09:39:57 AM  
That's gotta leave a funny looking bruise...
 
2013-01-15 09:42:04 AM  
NOT an assault rifle LOL.

/only used for hunting... Trolls
 
2013-01-15 09:42:43 AM  

vossiewulf: How hard could it have been to make the barrel float and give it a simple recoil spring or even just a buffer? It's like they not only made it huge but intentionally made it inflict as much pain as possible.


With the kind of pressure and energy that round creates, anything short of a locking bolt action would probably come apart or be unsafe. A lot of the .50 Cal and larger are single shot where the bolt is removed, the round locked into the bolt, and then inserted and locked into the chamber to keep everything where it is supposed to be. There aren't too many semi-autos with recoil dampening systems above 30-06.
 
2013-01-15 09:44:29 AM  
I read that as "2400 grain mullet".

After watching the video, I think I read it correctly.
 
2013-01-15 09:46:14 AM  
Why would you show that without some shots of the effect on target? I want to see what this does to a brick wall, steel plating, or a car.
 
2013-01-15 09:46:48 AM  
In before someone who needs it for self-defense.
 
2013-01-15 09:48:51 AM  

Egoy3k: Why would you show that without some shots of the effect on target? I want to see what this does to a brick wall, steel plating, or a car.


I was gonna post the Johnny Dangerously quote, but thought better of it.
 
2013-01-15 09:52:49 AM  
One hears about how powerful .50 caliber is, for example. Going through cinderblock walls, engine blocks, etc. I'm curious what kind of damage one of these micro-cannons can do.

Steel plate? Tank armor? X late '50s muscle car bodies?

And were those bullets made of bronze? Forget casting, those things have got to be turned on a lathe!

/going to go Google how many ounces 2,400 grains equates to...Okay, about 51/2 ounces. each.
 
2013-01-15 10:04:51 AM  
What the hell kind of whale/dinosaur do you hunt with that? That gun looks like one you would see in an old Bugs Bunny Cartoon even the ammo looks silly.


"It shoots through schools."
 
2013-01-15 10:14:59 AM  
and it still won't make you have a bigger penis.
such insecurity...
 
2013-01-15 10:15:00 AM  
hah.  tried to share this on facebook and I get  a message that the link has been deemed 'unsafe'.   Twits with political agendas pushing spam buttons few
 
2013-01-15 10:17:32 AM  

PepperFreak: and it still won't make you have a bigger penis.
such insecurity...


And... there's the expected gun grabber infatuation with the penis.

/NTTAWWT, of course.
 
2013-01-15 10:18:43 AM  
This is excellent for self defense against Wooly Mammoths and Tyrannosaurs. That's three to four times as heavy as a .50cal round. What the hell is it for?
 
2013-01-15 10:19:46 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: NOT an assault rifle LOL.

/only used for hunting... Trolls


You know who could have used one of these?  Captain Ahab.
 
2013-01-15 10:23:16 AM  
They call them bench-rest target rifles. Typically shot over a range of 2-1000yds, the winner of the match is usually not how close the the bullet holes are but how much larger over the caliber of the round the single hole is. Each rifle is hand built, recoil systems would lessen the accuracy. Each round is handmade.
 
2013-01-15 10:35:23 AM  
If I am ever to be executed (I see no reason why I should be, but hey, it could happen) then I want to be shot with bullets heavier than the guns which fired them.
 
2013-01-15 10:41:11 AM  
A coworker and I were just discussing relative bullet weights the other day. Specifically the size differences between .45 ACP, .45 LC, and 45/70 Govt.

This shoots a bullet approximately 6 times heavier than the 45/70 Govt. I am in awe.
 
2013-01-15 10:48:52 AM  
Wouldn't it just be easier to find a way to up the velocity of a smaller round, instead of screwing around with something the size of a soup can? I'm sorry, but the rifle in the video is impractical.
 
2013-01-15 10:53:15 AM  

groppet: What the hell kind of whale/dinosaur do you hunt with that? That gun looks like one you would see in an old Bugs Bunny Cartoon even the ammo looks silly.


"It shoots through schools."


i50.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-15 11:07:56 AM  

you have pee hands: This is excellent for self defense against Wooly Mammoths and Tyrannosaurs. That's three to four times as heavy as a .50cal round. What the hell is it for?


For shiats and giggles that what because fark you why not. Its not like everyone would be buying $8k rifle that uses 40$ ammo... yes 40$ per one shot.
 
2013-01-15 11:13:56 AM  

Arkanaut: In before someone who needs it for self-defense.


When the Fithp come knocking on your door, what are you gonna do?
 
2013-01-15 11:16:05 AM  

TXEric: PepperFreak: and it still won't make you have a bigger penis.
such insecurity...

And... there's the expected gun grabber infatuation with the penis.

/NTTAWWT, of course.


This. Someone dragging out that old, tired cliche oblivious to the fact it makes him look stupid. NTTAWWT.
 
2013-01-15 11:17:31 AM  
Bolt action?

Call me when it's at least a semi-auto.

/Sexual tyrannosaurus
 
2013-01-15 11:17:46 AM  

Ramsay: For shiats and giggles that what because fark you why not. Its not like everyone would be buying $8k rifle that uses 40$ ammo... yes 40$ per one shot.


I guess that puts it in the same category as a 6000hp tractor pull tractor or one of those pumpkin trebuchets, entertainment for redneck engineers. I knew a guy who owned a cannon. It got him a role as an extra in Gettysburg.
 
2013-01-15 11:18:03 AM  
As a guy who enjoys the ownership of firearms and likes a nice day at the range... let me just say I have no interest in that weapon whatsoever.
 
2013-01-15 11:24:11 AM  
Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

www.steelbeasts.com

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.
 
2013-01-15 11:24:43 AM  
Not one short cut-scene of the damage done to whatever they were shooting at? :(

Also, not to be that guy but Wikipedia says

Projectiles are custom-made and most commonly weigh 3,600 grains (230 g) which is 8.2 ounces or over half a pound

So did they just use lighter ammo on purpose or?
 
2013-01-15 11:28:19 AM  

BillCo: Endive Wombat: Wait till some congress critter gets a hold of this video and proposes a ban on it

/never mind the point of entry cost in procuring said gun and ammo is WAY beyond the reach of most criminals...

It's not the criminals that the government is worried about.



Wow you're a nutcase. Just wow.

/ Neat (impractical) rifle. I wonder just how many toddlers(*) a psycho could mow down with one of these in under a minute
// (*)Evil "government" toddlers, in BillCo's parlance
 
2013-01-15 11:36:11 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this



105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.


Because YOU had a tank. That is a cannon. That is not a center fire rifle.

This guy, has a center fire rifle.
 
2013-01-15 11:37:48 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

[www.steelbeasts.com image 640x436]

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.


Did you have a staccato, self-satisfied sniff and say "Mericuh" after firing it?
 
2013-01-15 11:39:48 AM  

abrannan: Egoy3k: Why would you show that without some shots of the effect on target? I want to see what this does to a brick wall, steel plating, or a car.

I was gonna post the Johnny Dangerously quote, but thought better of it.


Another great quote rendered useless.
 
2013-01-15 11:39:59 AM  

Arkanaut: In before someone who needs it for self-defense.


If there's a T-Rex on the loose...

Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

[www.steelbeasts.com image 640x436]

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.


Yeah, that was my first thought for the biggest rifle ever made.
 
2013-01-15 11:42:05 AM  
That bullet looks familiar..

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-15 11:43:05 AM  

you have pee hands: Ramsay: For shiats and giggles that what because fark you why not. Its not like everyone would be buying $8k rifle that uses 40$ ammo... yes 40$ per one shot.

I guess that puts it in the same category as a 6000hp tractor pull tractor or one of those pumpkin trebuchets, entertainment for redneck engineers. I knew a guy who owned a cannon. It got him a role as an extra in Gettysburg.


weinterrupt.com
 
2013-01-15 11:44:48 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

For "duck" hunting.
 
2013-01-15 11:46:30 AM  
Why? Because race car.
 
2013-01-15 11:53:55 AM  

kroonermanblack: Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.

Because YOU had a tank. That is a cannon. That is not a center fire rifle.

This guy, has a center fire rifle.


How is it not a rifle? The bore is rifled.[1] The firing pin contacts the round in the center, so it's centerfire. If you want to argue that it's mounted, the guys in the video aren't exactly firing their toy from a standing position- it might as well be on a mount.

"Cannon" doesn't have a precise definition- it basically means big gun. I live in Gettysburg and one of my neighbors owns a cannon- a 10 pound muzzle loading Parrot rifle. The main gun on my old tank has far more in common with the video's gun than it does with my neighbor's
[1] Ironically, old tech. Modern HEAT and sabot rounds both need slip rings to avoid spinning the rounds fired from them- more modern main guns such as the Rheinmetall 120mm on the M1A1 and up are smoothbore.
 
2013-01-15 11:55:41 AM  

Marine1: Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

[www.steelbeasts.com image 640x436]

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.

Did you have a staccato, self-satisfied sniff and say "Mericuh" after firing it?


On my crew? No- it was followed by "Target, cease fire"

/And a huge farking grin.
 
2013-01-15 11:57:41 AM  
I wish they'd have shown the RAW target area.

Range, Accuracy, Watermelon.
 
2013-01-15 12:03:20 PM  

SN1987a goes boom: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 256x197]

For "duck" hunting.


Approves
www.oxitec.com
 
2013-01-15 12:03:36 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: kroonermanblack: Glockenspiel Hero: Biggest? Really? My photos from the range are back at home, but they look kind of like this

105mm rifle. ~1500 m/s (~ 5000 ft/s) muzzle velocity with sabot rounds. Don't know the exact projectile weight, but lifting the old M392A1 round on my desk it's on the order of 15 pounds. I suppose you could argue centerfire, but the firing pin does contact the round in the center
And yes, firing one is exactly as awesome as you might think.

Because YOU had a tank. That is a cannon. That is not a center fire rifle.

This guy, has a center fire rifle.

How is it not a rifle? The bore is rifled.[1] The firing pin contacts the round in the center, so it's centerfire. If you want to argue that it's mounted, the guys in the video aren't exactly firing their toy from a standing position- it might as well be on a mount.

"Cannon" doesn't have a precise definition- it basically means big gun. I live in Gettysburg and one of my neighbors owns a cannon- a 10 pound muzzle loading Parrot rifle. The main gun on my old tank has far more in common with the video's gun than it does with my neighbor's
[1] Ironically, old tech. Modern HEAT and sabot rounds both need slip rings to avoid spinning the rounds fired from them- more modern main guns such as the Rheinmetall 120mm on the M1A1 and up are smoothbore.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-15 12:13:53 PM  

Arkanaut: In before someone who needs it for self-defense.


Nah, nah, it's fer duck huntin
 
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