.600 nitro express pistol





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Uploaded on Dec 24, 2007

NOW HERE IS YOUR GUN..............
For sure anyone who knows anything about guns will like the following.
The Pistol every homeowner needs--60 Caliber. This video is basically a
"show and tell" custom built Thompson Encore (fancy version of the
Thompson Contender).
The Caliber is a .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. He 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.

Now think about this...Only until fairly recently (early-mid '80's) 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. It was really
built as an exhibition piece! This cartridge is known for breaking
collarbones, arms, and shoulders of the shooter in a RIFLE
Think about this, in the gun world they use what is termed as "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 is
rated at like a .4; a .270 was like a .8, etc.
The .600 Nitro Express is rated at a 9.4... 9.4 times more punishing
power than a 30-06 rifle.

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