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Fjold
05-12-2010, 1:58 PM
A friend of mine is experimenting with some lathe turned bullets for a new gun.

Guess the bore and bullet weight for the solid copper projectiles.

The bullet on the left is given for scale. It's a 300 grain, .375 caliber bullet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Guns/700b2.jpg

nrakid88
05-12-2010, 2:00 PM
Bore .50, weight 450, 500, 600

djleisure
05-12-2010, 2:02 PM
.600 Nitro? Dunno about weights...

Gio
05-12-2010, 2:03 PM
Final answer: :eek:

-Gio

Noobert
05-12-2010, 2:05 PM
800 on the biggest

ScorpioVI
05-12-2010, 2:09 PM
The real question is whether them bullets turn around corners if I flicked the gun just so, kinda like that one Wanted movie...

fal_762x51
05-12-2010, 2:16 PM
This wouldn't be for the "shotgun from hell" project would it?

Dr Rockso
05-12-2010, 2:21 PM
My crude measuring is saying ~.670 caliber... 16 gauge?

CHS
05-12-2010, 2:28 PM
88 Magnum!!! :)

Chris M
05-12-2010, 2:35 PM
My crude measuring is saying ~.670 caliber... 16 gauge?

That's about what I came up with, too. somewhere between .650 and .700

I'm going to guess the short one is 750gr, the middle is 900gr, and the one on the right is over 1,000gr.

NeoWeird
05-12-2010, 3:48 PM
I'm going to guess just over 1,000 grain for the big one in a 20mm package.

Fjold
05-12-2010, 4:34 PM
The little one is 1,000 grains, the middle is 1,250 grains and the big one is 1,500 grains in .70 caliber.

I'm not going to offer to test shoot any of them.

Cobrafreak
05-12-2010, 4:38 PM
Hey, you never know when Dragons will come out of the ground and take over the world. You need to fight back!:17:

jak77
05-12-2010, 4:40 PM
holy balls that nuts, what are these going to be flying out of?

Fjold
05-12-2010, 4:43 PM
700 Nitro Express

ar15barrels
05-12-2010, 4:57 PM
A friend of mine is experimenting with some lathe turned bullets for a new gun.

Guess the bore and bullet weight for the solid copper projectiles.

The bullet on the left is given for scale. It's a 300 grain, .375 caliber bullet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Guns/700b2.jpg

Looks like about right for a 700 NE.

ar15barrels
05-12-2010, 4:58 PM
The little one is 1,000 grains, the middle is 1,250 grains and the big one is 1,500 grains in .70 caliber.

Hey, I guessed right!

He needs to carry one of these for backup...

-azBz0DGuu8

CHS
05-12-2010, 5:03 PM
-azBz0DGuu8

I've thought about having that same barrel made for my contender, and picking up some ammo, but I'd probably never fire it. Mostly I would just do it to show off.

In the meantime I'll probably just get a .45-70 barrel. Heh.

anniepoks
05-12-2010, 9:12 PM
holy balls that nuts, what are these going to be flying out of?

....ahhhmm.......an alien space craft gatling gun?

Freagan
05-12-2010, 9:49 PM
Any pics of the rifle?

ar15barrels
05-12-2010, 9:53 PM
Any pics of the rifle?

http://shanedaughtry.com/images/Sue-16%20inch%20Guns.jpg

gotshotgun?
05-12-2010, 10:48 PM
http://shanedaughtry.com/images/Sue-16%20inch%20Guns.jpg

Jesus. Man before computer guided missiles, that right there was king

Bhobbs
05-12-2010, 10:56 PM
http://shanedaughtry.com/images/Sue-16%20inch%20Guns.jpg

What ship is this?

stitchnicklas
05-12-2010, 11:08 PM
haha i will volunteer to be the test shooter haha :44:

ar15barrels
05-13-2010, 8:25 AM
What ship is this?

Alabama.

reidnez
05-13-2010, 8:31 AM
I wouldn't fire that rifle unless it weighed 100 lbs, or was pintle mounted. No. Freaking. Thanks.

bomb_on_bus
05-13-2010, 8:55 AM
A friend of mine is experimenting with some lathe turned bullets for a new gun.

Guess the bore and bullet weight for the solid copper projectiles.

The bullet on the left is given for scale. It's a 300 grain, .375 caliber bullet.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/Guns/700b2.jpg

http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo351/dasulenski/motherofgod.jpg

can't wait to see what kind of rig these bullets will be flying from and what sort of target these bullets are intended to take down.

My guess is a Peterbuilt or Kenworth?

CHS
05-13-2010, 8:57 AM
can't wait to see what kind of rig these bullets will be flying from and what sort of target these bullets are intended to take down.

My guess is a Peterbuilt or Kenworth?

I was thinking more along the lines of a GE Locomotive :)

ar15barrels
05-13-2010, 9:09 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.700_Nitro_Express

http://www.vincelewis.net/700.html

bomb_on_bus
05-13-2010, 9:29 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of a GE Locomotive :)


+1 on that!

I remember when I used to see the new GE series at work all the time and man those things ARE HUGE!

One piston weights just under a ton. and depending on the series and model they can weigh upwards of 440,000 pounds.

And it would take at least one of these locomotives to weild that .700 round. After reading up on the specs thanks to Randall, I would have to say that round scares the crap outta me. And I thought a .50BMG had some kick!

bomb_on_bus
05-13-2010, 9:37 AM
D41NYBHkb9M

That caliber is a beast! definitely not for the faint of heart:eek:

morfeeis
05-13-2010, 10:10 AM
D41NYBHkb9M

That caliber is a beast! definitely not for the faint of heart:eek:


dam you beat me to it...

stitchnicklas
05-13-2010, 10:36 AM
i wanna try one....haha

The Director
05-13-2010, 10:50 AM
Chambered in 155 howitzer.

Bhobbs
05-13-2010, 11:09 AM
What's the point of this thing when a .50 BMG outperforms in? Plus .50 BMG doesn't cost $50 a shot. If you can't kill an elephant with 10 rounds of BMG then you shouldn't be hunting.

Dr Rockso
05-13-2010, 11:34 AM
What's the point of this thing when a .50 BMG outperforms in? Plus .50 BMG doesn't cost $50 a shot. If you can't kill an elephant with 10 rounds of BMG then you shouldn't be hunting.

Because it's awesome....

reidnez
05-13-2010, 1:02 PM
What's the point of this thing when a .50 BMG outperforms in? Plus .50 BMG doesn't cost $50 a shot. If you can't kill an elephant with 10 rounds of BMG then you shouldn't be hunting.

To my knowledge there is no weapon chambered in .50BMG which is remotely practical to carry on a hunt; most of them are ~6ft long and weigh 30-40lbs...not much use when a lion pops out from the grass 20 ft. away and charges you. These big doubles typically weigh ~10-12 lbs, not much more than you average deer rifle. Of course, you pay for that in massive recoil--but it's not a weapon you take too many shots with. Also, in traditional "gentleman's" big-five hunting you are not perching on a hill and dropping animals from 800 yards, that is not considered sporting. So the long range advantage of a .50 is wasted in that mode of hunt.

keson
05-13-2010, 1:25 PM
wow

Nick1236
05-13-2010, 1:56 PM
Because it's awesome....

yeah pretty much. A lot of people can say they shot a .50 BMG, and then there's real men that shoot the this beast.

Plus it makes a great bar opener. Hey ladies, check out the size of my casing *wink* *wink*

BiggPa
05-13-2010, 1:57 PM
I have fired 577 Tyrannosaur several times (750 grain 0.585 solids, both brass and copper) in a ~13lbs rifle. It wasn't max load, but it wasn't too bad - worse than the 50bmg I have shot.
See links in signature for ~2200fps example

I would do 700NE if given the opportunity.

Fjold
05-13-2010, 2:04 PM
Most of the 700 Nitros weigh in at about 20 -25 Lbs in double rifle form.

ar15barrels
05-13-2010, 2:24 PM
To my knowledge there is no weapon chambered in .50BMG which is remotely practical to carry on a hunt; most of them are ~6ft long and weigh 30-40lbs...not much use when a lion pops out from the grass 20 ft. away and charges you. These big doubles typically weigh 7-10 lbs

:rofl2:

Ever wonder why they have "gun bearers" when you hunt in africa?
It's not just to carry the tea.