Who's is bigger?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by lazylabs, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    As a novility who is shooting the biggest bore cartridge here? I ask because I keep looking at the nitro and .577 stuff. I will never rifle hunt africa unless power ball is good to me but want to build a thumper just as a "fun to scare your friends with" gun. I have a ruger #1V that needs a new barrel and what the heck. What else can you spend $1000 for and get your friends to voulentarily abuse themselves with??
     
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I have a 416weatherby sitting in the gun case
     

  3. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Screech, does that monster have a muzzle break? 34 years ago I saw a guy fire one from the bench, I think he fired it three times and to my understanding he still has it but it hasn't been fired again! :) :D
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    416 Rigby and a 450 Watts...............[​IMG]
     
  5. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I am not familiar with the 450 watts.... What case is that based on?
     
  6. swebb38

    swebb38 Well-Known Member

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    Bigger and cheaper

    If you want something to make your friends jump out of their skin and doesnt cost alot, buy an old Thompson Contender in a 12 inch barrel chambered in 45/70. Its a handful and its great for clearing the gun range when there are idiots around LOL. I once fired one in an inside range and since my barrel wasnt clearing the partition, if was deafening.
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I shoot a 45-70, not a "bigbore" but it has a bigbore. :D
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Big Bore

    Lazylab

    I have 2 416's and a 45/110 that are fun to shoot (no muzzle brake)and
    my limit is about 50 rds at a time.

    The ruger #1 will only take a #5 tapered barrel due to the tang so any
    thing from a 378 up should impress your friends.

    Anything larger than a 460 in a 8 to 9 lb rifle will be brutal without a brake.

    There is a "MAN" in Australia named Clive Downie that shoots a 729 Jongmans
    with a 21lb rifle . The 1046gr solid travels at 2265ft/sec for 11941 ft/lbs.

    I would think that about .600 head dia would be max for the ruger so plan
    well an talk to a good smith before you start a project like this.

    Have fun
    J E CUSTOM
     
  9. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Bullets should never be in the 1000's of grains, that's just crazy. I am thinking much smaller than that something in the 505 range. It might be cool to get a 50 cal black power of some sort. It's not as punishing but would still be something a little fun to shoot. I still want a little fun to be had by all. 1000 grain bullet.....amazing....
     
  10. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I had a custom built 460 Wby for a while 26" barrel with no brake weighed in at around 9.5lbs or so and was plain stupid painfull to shoot. the actual recoil into the shoulder wasen't to awfully bad but it would snap your head down and forward which lead to a case of whip lash , I also had some pain in my scapula and AC joint after shooting it. I traded it off for a couple AR's , the new owner put a Vais brake on it now it kicks about like a 458 Winchester.
     
  11. RMulhern

    RMulhern Well-Known Member

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    Who's bigger?

    Try one of these:

    [​IMG]

    It's a .50/90 and it's favorite bullet is a 720 grainer using 122 grs. Goex 1F Blackpowder. Real accurate to 900 yds.!
     
  12. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Got one for Africa but for now it does well for the US...until I get there.

     
  13. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The 450 Watts is based on the the full lenght 375H&H case,The 458 Lott is a shortened version of the Watts... A 450 Watts can fire 458 Win. 458 Lott and 450 Watts ammo in the same gun....
     
  14. Wallowa Hunter

    Wallowa Hunter Active Member

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    Sharpsman, Who made your Sharps? Thats a fine looking rifle!

    I am considering ordering one in the same caliber you mention from Shilo Sharps in Big Timber!