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Jesse17 04-04-2009 01:14 AM

More gun thay you can handle???
 
I hope this works right, I've never uploaded a video to youtube before. I got the following email, then had this video at the end...

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 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, 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... IMO, 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 thru 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.......the video provides a clear,
definitive example for the word "idiot"....?


canebrake 04-04-2009 01:29 AM

That demonstration was more a "Tour de Idiot" rather than a true "Show of Force" that the gun is capable of exhibiting. http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ons/cowboy.gif

RL357Mag 04-04-2009 01:31 AM

My PC's display is dark so i couldn't see much detail - but I would have loved to have seen that guy's expression when he pulled the trigger! I would also have liked to see where the gun ended up! Many years ago I shot a friends' Contender in 30-30 and that wasn't much fun.

Jesse17 04-04-2009 01:35 AM

Cane, I agree. I've never shot one, nor do I know anything about that round, but I equate this to that video of everyone trying to shoot that big elephant gun (that everyone keeps dropping because of the recoil).

Or the video of the girl (with her tongue hanging out) shooting the handgun.

If they had been warned, and had some sort of idea of what they were about to shoot, they would have handled it way better.

WDB 04-05-2009 01:42 AM

Well that Encore isn't an exhibition piece anymore! It has that worn look, a few scratches and dings. Oh the idiot that shot it...I have nothing to say the vid says it all.

Gojubrian 04-05-2009 04:45 AM

complete FAIL


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