It's All About The Gripp

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That’s one hell of a kick back. Here’s the story that goes along with the video:

The gun in the 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 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. Now think about this...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 knock an elephant flat on his a$$. IMO, it was really built as an exhibition piece for guys "compensating"...this cartridge is known for breaking collarbones, arms, shoulders...of the shooter! Think about the gun world they use what is termed as a "recoil index" to kind of give prospective buyers an idea of what agun 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 than a 30-06.

  • thedeadpoet76 November 15, 2005


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  • twist one up November 15, 2005

    Holy fuck is right, big poppa!

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  • jwindol November 15, 2005

    Shoot 'im agin Lester, he's still kickin'

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  • mad cow November 15, 2005


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  • burgie November 15, 2005

    I would have love to seen him one hand it like he originally was. He would have been digging the front sight out of his fuckin head.

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  • matt666 November 15, 2005

    wouldnt it suck if u missed the person ur trying to shoot and the gun flew back at u, smaked u in the face and knocked u out ...

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  • drtydv1004 November 15, 2005

    looks like he still has the grip. Imagine a 100lb person holding that fucker

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  • guyschips1 November 15, 2005

    and gay once more

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  • archemedes_rex November 15, 2005

    I did that once. It was a muzzle-loader sawed-off shotgun I fired one-handed while my hand was still greasy from loading it. It hit me in the forehead. Probably why I'm like I am today.

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  • longhaul November 15, 2005

    i would fire it but i would have a sandbag or 4 on top of it... go ahead bubba one hand it

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  • mike_d November 15, 2005

    LOL he couldnt hold on to it with his fat little sausage fingers lol

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  • zareste November 16, 2005

    Why is that 'gay' guy allowed to post here?

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  • twist one up November 16, 2005

    Are you talking about guyschips1, zareste?

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  • naughty_samara November 16, 2005

    LMAO!!!!and he can post wherever he wants zareste and he IS NOT gay.

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  • redwood418 November 16, 2005

    sorry, but why pck the name guychips1? sound like a homosexual brand of chips. can't just eat 1.

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  • zareste December 10, 2005

    "LMAO!!!!and he can post wherever he wants zareste and he IS NOT gay."

    Woo, looks like someone needs her pills

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