Now this is a hand cannon

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    Now this is a hand cannon

    i dont know what it is but i think ill pass on shooting it lol
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    Not sure if that was posted here before or not but supposed to be a 600 nitro express round that he is shooting ..

    Also ya look at it they guy doesn't look like he is holding the gun that well before firing it

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    I think that is a modified TC Encore or G2 - and to try 600 nitro in handgun is pretty crazy!

    I have seen guys shoot the round from a rifle standing and still get near knocked over!

    I'll stick with my limit on 45-70 or .454 - and Bud probably with his 500!
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    .600 Nitro Express from a handgun is just foolish.

    In the slow-motion part of the video, it looks like the gun hits him in the head on the way up range...

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    Considering the size of the ol' boy firing this hand cannon, it would be wise to consider shooting this from a two handed, bench rest postion.

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    Also ya look at it they guy doesn't look like he is holding the gun that well before firing it
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    Why would you shoot,let alone chamber,something like that. I see husbands at the range trying to talk their wives into shooting a .44mag and upwards in power,quite often. This to me is sad.

    I totally understand why people own and shoot the "big boys". Heck,I own,and shoot quite often,a .454 Casull. Always with full power loads. But I know what it's gonna do. I call it "recoil characteristics". To me all weapons recoil differently.

    Shoot 12ga.,3"slugs from the bench in a NEF single 12. HOLY CRAP !!! it'll take your fillings out. But it's not too bad outta my Benelli.

    While guiding in Maine I had a middle aged couple come for a bear hunt. The husband was shooting a Freedom Arms 454 Casull,7 1/2" revo(unported). The wife,all 5'2" and 110lbs of her, wanted to shoot the same gun although she had brought a T/C rifle in .45-70. After a brief conversation I determined that she wasn't gonna be able to tame the stout recoil. Her husband insisted that she be allowed to shoot the weapon. I escourted them to the range and tried to explain to her how to hold the weapon. Her husband took over and showed her his way.

    She was right handed and upon recoil she had her left thumb behind the cylinder. The sharp recoil took the end of her thumb(nail and all) off. And the (then) very expensive weapon was in the dirt. They both headed back to Mass.

    I have shot the .50's and the recoil is fairly tuff,but manageable......if you know what to expect. Especially with the 440's. No one should be talked into or touted into shooting anything that they are not awhere of what will happen upon fireing. This to me is common sense. --------

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    Folks have been shooting the Howdah pistols for over a century.

    Agree for the most part sir, it's all in how you've been taught. My wife is of small stature and hasn't a problem with the .454 Casull. She just goes with the flow...

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    I am still wondering about the smith who made that barrel. At what point while reaming the chamber for the .600 in a 10" handgun barrel does one think "this is a great idea - I shoulda done this a long time ago"?

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    Well for one thing IIRC, they are not a true 600 Nitro Express, but built on shortened cases.


    More on Howdah pistols.
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    Well if that 's what happens every time you fire it I guess it's a single shot. I think you need a string as an option for recovery and reloading!
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    im woundering if the other shooters at that range were mad id be mad as hell if a gun wqent flying n bouncing through the lanes at the range i belong to imho the guy is a dumn a-- but what ever floats your boat as long as i dont have to be near him

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    Ya know what i'd try it out .. i've shot the 500 with 700 grainers and muzzle lift isn't to super bad ..


    I've seen very small women shoot the 500 with no problems also seen them handle the 454 better than some men ..


    Od's Wife in the pic above deff has a handle on letting the single action roll like it should to absorb recoil ..

    Wish i could control a single action that well .. they don't fit my hands well enough i have to shoot big boomers in double action guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson
    I am still wondering about the smith who made that barrel. At what point while reaming the chamber for the .600 in a 10" handgun barrel does one think "this is a great idea - I shoulda done this a long time ago"?

    Matt

    just remember people will always push the limit's..

    And think in the 30's when the 357 came out the most powerful gun at the time it was touted so powerful it will break you wrist's No man can control it more power than you will ever need


    Guess what every time something comes out 44 magnum 454 500 460 same crap is said.

    If smith could have made a 600 caliber they would have but since anything over 50 caliber is considered a destructive device they couldn't

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    Wow, that's going to leave a mark. The way that guy was holding the thing and it flew back, I wouldn't be suprised if it had dislocated this thumb.

    I've fired a T/C 45-70...once. There was a small gap between the frame and the rubber on the grip. It drew blood on my palm. No way I'd even stand near someone shooting anything like a .600.
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