More gun thay you can handle???

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jesse17, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    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"....?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=getf2N_og8w]YouTube - 600Nitro[/ame]
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    That demonstration was more a "Tour de Idiot" rather than a true "Show of Force" that the gun is capable of exhibiting. [​IMG]
     

  3. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    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.
     
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  4. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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