Wednesday, October 28, 2009

60 CAL. PISTOL Read before watching This is SO "COOL"

You may have to watch Recoil twice. Try to follow the gun. This video is
basically a 'show and tell' custom built on a Thompson 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, and 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.

Only until fairly recently (early-mid '80's IIRC) 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!



In the gun world they use what is termed 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 comfortably.




A 243 BR is rated at like a 0.4, a 270 was like a 0.8, etc. The 600 Nitro
Express is rated at a 9.4.......9.4 times more punishing power than a 30-06.
Now watch the video

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, totally awesome, Doctor.

Dr. Ralph said...

Thank you Anonymous, can you believe not only was the guy stupid enough to shoot the damn thing , he held it out there with one hand and arm.

Anonymous said...

Dr.Ralph, it's me again. What puzzles me is Lee Harvey took out JFK
with one stinking Mouser. What woulda' happened if Jack Ruby had a 60 cal piece such as the one described on your blog site, and hit Oswald right between the eyes? Wow, can you imagine.

inquiring mind wants to know said...

A cat killed JFK?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Minds, and its name was Felix.

W,C.Fields said...

Sheet, that moe foe sure packs a wallop, Doctor R. Thanks for posting. Anon'#1 wasn't kidding at all.

inquiring mind wants to know said...

You know, a "mouser"? Read it again.

Anonymous said...

'Minds', is a mouser anything like a teamster? Just curious.

NRA said...

I hope the gun maker shoots the dumb sun-of-a-bitch with it for dropping the gun he worked so hard to build! I guess it really can drop an elephant, it drop that fat dude!

Dr. Ralph said...

By the way inquiring mind that is funny as hell.
Anonymous #2 really doesn't get it.

Anonymous said...

Lee Harvey's rifle was not a Mauser--it was, I think, a 6.5 mm cal. Carcano rifle (sometimes called Mannlicher-Carcano)--not a really swift rifle.

Anonymous said...

Exactly why gun control should be stiffer. You really want that dumb ass owning a gun?
Best line from a movie ever Nobodys Fool w/ Paul Newman.
Judge to Police Chief commenting on allowing Officer Raymer to have a gun: "you know my feelings
about arming morons. You arm one,
you've got to arm them all, otherwise it wouldn't be
good sport"

Anonymous said...

the gun that killed kennedy was not a mauser it was an old italian bolt action rifle you dumbasses havent you seen full metal jacket

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