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Old 01-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #31
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well now we are talking,big bores are my hobby.the biggest without having tracks attached to it would most likely be the 4 bore..http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/photos/weapons_fireams/bigroundsreeder460ace.jpg but if your talking sheer power the 577 Tyrannosaur and the 600 over kill are the kings.i have some videos of safari hunts with some of the 600 and 577 nitro express.i use to have them on you tube.ill have to post a link to them if anyone is interested.
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50 BMG, 600, 700, 20 mm, 2 bore paradox- all HEAVY artillery fer shure-

But there WAS this one day at Ft Jackson when we had a deer run out onto the 106 mm Recoiless Rifle Range, at about 300 meters..........
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #33
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50 BMG, 600, 700, 20 mm, 2 bore paradox- all HEAVY artillery fer shure-

But there WAS this one day at Ft Jackson when we had a deer run out onto the 106 mm Recoiless Rifle Range, at about 300 meters..........
OP's original question:Whats the largest caliber rifle that you can actually use (light enough to carry)?

I completely forgot about the recoilless rifles. Forget that 600,700, 2 bore
popgun stuff!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoilless_rifle

Not sure that I would call the 106 "man portable", but the 88 was, and the
84mm Carl Gustav is still front line issue. That's a rifled 3.3 inch bore
for you metrically challenged. Woo-Hoo!! 3.3" bore, "light enough to carry",
rifled, and shoulder fired. We could have a winner.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:14 AM   #34
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Default Huge bore hand carried!

The largest size ever created for a rifle, and used mainly in the 19th century for hunting large and potentially dangerous game animals, this caliber was used by the European hunters, notably the British, in tropical climates of Africa and India. Meant to be used with black powder due to its size, it was unpopular due to the problem of thick smoke and a powerful recoil. The rifle was meant to be fired from the shoulder by one person; larger guns existed, such as the punt gun, but these were only fired supported and generally from a prone position. Sir Samuel White Baker, a notable British explorer and hunter of the Victorian era, was impressed by its power, but heavily disapproved of the recoil. He narrates dashing adventures with his two-bore rifle, which he affectionatelly referred to as "Baby" : The gauge was 1.32 inches or 33.6 mm, and the projectiles generally weighed about 8 ounces (225 grams / 3500 grains). The velocity was low, at its best around 1500 feet per second at the muzzle, but hit with approximately 17500 ft-lbs of energy. Click on or Paste this web address to see one. http://www.skeetschool.co.uk/images/ken%202small%20bore.jpg
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20 mike mike rifle, yea I said mike mike

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The biggest bore commercially available NOW that is Light Enough to Carry is the .777 Tyranasaurus(sp?) Rex, there's LOTS of video on U-tube of it.

Unless you are 6' +tall, at least 250+ pounds, and in Top Physical Condition...don't even try to shoot it. Even then you need a old school African leather shoulder-padded jacket or an Army issue BPV.

If you think a .357 w/ wooden handgrips and hot loads will make your hands sting, you ain't seen nothing yet...this bastich is ten times nastyer and throws skinny guys on the ground.
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The biggest bore commercially available NOW that is Light Enough to Carry is the .777 Tyranasaurus(sp?) Rex, there's LOTS of video on U-tube of it.

Unless you are 6' +tall, at least 250+ pounds, and in Top Physical Condition...don't even try to shoot it. Even then you need a old school African leather shoulder-padded jacket or an Army issue BPV.

If you think a .357 w/ wooden handgrips and hot loads will make your hands sting, you ain't seen nothing yet...this bastich is ten times nastyer and throws skinny guys on the ground.
Sorry but it is a .577 t-rex not .777 don't believe everything you see on youtube.

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Unless you are 6' +tall, at least 250+ pounds, and in Top Physical Condition...don't even try to shoot it. Even then you need a old school African leather shoulder-padded jacket or an Army issue BPV.
OH EFFIN BS. If you know how to shoot and move your body and how to stand then you can shoot anything. I was shooting 350gr elephant stomper 45-70 loads when I was 10 years old.

I have seen some moron get scope bite from a 17# 12ga shooting federal target loads. That dude was 6'+ adn 250+. I guess that blows your theory out of the water doesn't it.

The video below is a guy shooting a 700 NE which is slightly more powerfull than the touted 577 t-rex. He don't look no 6"+ or 250 plus to me but he knows how to shoot and handel recoil.


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If you think a .357 w/ wooden handgrips and hot loads will make your hands sting, you ain't seen nothing yet...this bastich is ten times nastyer and throws skinny guys on the ground.
Used to shoot that at squirrels back when I was a kid. Not that big a deal really. Now again it throws the guys around because they DON'T KNOW HOW TO SHOOT....
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Not a big bore, but the NASTIEST rifle I ever shot:

Ruger #3 45-70 re-chambered to 460 Weatherby Magnum. 5 pound
rifle (maybe), shooting Weatherby factory 500 gr ammo. I shot it
ONCE. I've shot 50 BMG's, 20mm Solothurn, misc. magnum this and
that---but that little Ruger in 460 really got my attention when I
touched it off!!
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Sorry but it is a .577 t-rex not .777 don't believe everything you see on youtube.
Yeah, I don't think those guys shooting the T-Rex knew what they were shooting. They probably thought they were shooting a .223 or .308 or something with moderate to light recoil.

Youtube is full of morons that give us responsible gun owners bad publicity. A couple of months ago I saw a guy shoot his friend who was taking a piss and the poor guy was also on cruches. He said I only shoot him with the wadding what's the problem. What an idiot, he should be locked up.
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well there is always the .950 JDJ

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