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Old 07-11-2008, 11:58 PM   #21
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It dawns on me that you weren't pointing to me with that "experiment" statement upon reflection - at least I would hope not. Disregard previous post.



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LOL sorry for that JD , I should have posted his last name the first time I used it , I did indeed mean J.D. Jones . Brilliant man by anyones standards and his work did indeed open up minds to effectiveness handguns CAN have on game animals and humans .

He was and is a great pioneer in the handgun world to which we all owe a debt of gratitude to just like we do to men like Elmer Keith .

I guess I should edit that for clarity .
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:01 AM   #22
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No worries - I figured it out... eventually... LOL

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Old 07-14-2008, 05:27 AM   #23
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i once saw a guy with a 50 bmg single shot pistol. obviously it was custom but thats the biggest i have ever heard of.

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To sort of expand upon what I've stated: The English practice in those days was to use the basic case designation first, followed by the modified neck size, then add modifying nomenclature. The cartridge to which I refer was the ".577/450 Revolver." And, as I stated. bullet diameter was around .600", making it probably the largest in bullet diameter.

The English were prpoponents of large diameter, heavy bullets, moving at low velocities as a measure of stopping power. Results of this thinking were the .476 Eley and the .455 Webley revolver cartridges, and the .505 Gibbs, .577 Nitro Express, and .600 Nitro Express hunting cartridges. At the time when the Sun never set on the British Empire, British sportsmen were hunting lions and tigers and bears, in the most gentlemanly way. Large caliber handguns, as has been noted, the Howdah pistol, were a back-up should an irate tiger decide to cohabit your space on an elephant's back.


And, on the same subject, in the late 1800's, Winchester necked down their brass 10ga. shotgun shell to accept a .75 caliber bullet. I forget the complete nomenclature, such as .75-120-650, or something like that. The gun was the Model 1887 lever action shotgun. Not too practical, just a "show it can be done" type of thing.

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:04 PM   #26
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Looks like about $8000.00 worth of revolvers there..............

Can I have just one?
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:26 PM   #27
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sgt, I would but as you can see, you can't stop with just one.

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