Holy Smokes - .95 caliber rifle.

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  1. Missourian
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    I was researching the .45-.70 Government ballistics when I came across this monster.


    The .950 JDJ cartridge drives its aforementioned 3,600 gr bullet at approximately 2,200 ft/s.

    This yields a muzzle energy of 38,685 ft·lbf.<sup id="cite_ref-Airborne_0-1" class="reference"></sup>

    For comparison, the 5.56x45 cartridge, used in the M16 rifle, produces approximately 1,200–1,300 ft·lbf.

    The .308 Winchester, a favorite for hunters and medium-range police/military sniping, produces between 2,000–3,000 ft·lbf depending on the load used.

    In a 110 lb rifle, this will develop well over 200 ft·lbf of free recoil energy if an efficient muzzle brake is not used.

    This is far beyond the shoulder-firing capacity of nearly all humans, even without considering the difficulty of shouldering such a heavy rifle.

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    Overall, depending on options, the rifles weigh between 80 and 110 pounds and are therefore only useful for shooting from a bench rest or heavy bipod.

    The rifles cost $8,000, loaded cartridges are $40 each.

    http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2009/12/04/the-mcbros-95-caliber-rifle/
     
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    I do believe that one crosses the threshold from rifle to cannon.

    Isn't that number 20mm?
     
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    Looks like an 80mm root beer to me.
     
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    I'd say 20mm is usually the accepted demarcation from rifle to cannon...but somehow this rifle was granted a NFA 'sporting purpose' exemption.
     
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    Polish anti-tank gun?
     
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    Wow.
     
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    ^^

    THIS!

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    its awesome looks like heavy great armor....heavy cannon!!
     

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