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Old 01-19-2008, 04:34 PM   #11
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OK--- go here: http://www.wdlr.org.uk/stensby/firearms.htm

Scroll down until you come to the "wall of guns". The big one in the middle
is a 2 bore rifle. OP wanted the "largest caliber rifle that you can carry",
this might be it! 1.325" bore diameter, a 2 bore round ball weighs 3500
grains.

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Old 01-20-2008, 01:42 AM   #12
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OK Carcrash, you are the OP on this. Clarify your meaning of "light enough to carry". Do you mean portable at all or light enough to be truly useable as in target shooting or hunting and carrying all day?

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Old 01-20-2008, 03:55 AM   #13
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OK Carcrash, you are the OP on this. Clarify your meaning of "light enough to carry". Do you mean portable at all or light enough to be truly useable as in target shooting or hunting and carrying all day?
I've humped a 32 pound M240B with ammo, so the term "light enough to carry" is relative to the poor bastard that has to carry it.
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I've humped a 32 pound M240B with ammo, so the term "light enough to carry" is relative to the poor bastard that has to carry it.
LOL I guess I mean easily carried by your average guy. At my age, I'd tip over after about 100 yards carrying that thing!!
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LOL I guess I mean easily carried by your average guy. At my age, I'd tip over after about 100 yards carrying that thing!!
Mind over matter brother, mind over matter. I was 6', 185 lbs back then.
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Mind over matter brother, mind over matter. I was 6', 185 lbs back then.
Now he's 5' 185lb.
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Now he's 5' 185lb.
Now I'm, 6', 215 lbs. I've long since lost muscle mass and chubbed up a little.
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I've heard of this thing called a .585 Nyati. Invented by PH Ross Seyfried for Cape Buffalo, in fact Nyati means cape buffalo in many African Languanges. It is usually chambered in magnum Mausers. With a 750 grain Barnes bullet it has 10,620 foot pounds of energy. I do NOT need to pull the trigger on one of these, as it has something like 10 times the recoil of a .30-06!!!! BTW, I got this info from "Cartridges of the World, 10th Edition".

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... I would want to carry for sport would be something like the .458 Win Mag or the .416. Why anybody in the CONUS would like to take that kinda beating is beyond me.

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I went to Cabela's yesterday and on the gun counter was a 50 BMG for sale. It was $2999.00 for the rifle. I went and checked out the ammo for it, the stuff they carried was $83.00 for 10 rounds. The guy at the counter said it only kicked about as bad as a .223. It had some sort of reverse recoil venting on the end of the barrel that actually propels the rifle in a forward manner when shot. He said it sounds like shooting a cannon off when fired though. I guess the employees were allowed to try it out one day. It was a mean looking gun, but not one I would want to carry for a long distance.

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