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World's most powerful rifle.

  • 14-06-2012 12:47am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    When you've gotta bring down something bigger than an elephant... much bigger...



    So what would you like to bring down with this little gun?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭ Schism


    For when the Dinosaurs return?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭ Hococop


    When you've gotta bring down something bigger than an elephant... much bigger...

    Your mother?? :p:p


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    ^Good one... Wasn't expecting that sir!


  • Registered Users Posts: 193 ✭✭ cyberblade 918c


    the goverments that ****ed up this country !! - :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,249 ✭✭✭ CardBordWindow


    Jaysus, there wouldn't be much left if you shot a rabbit with that!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭ FatherLen


    if only they gave this to jeff goldblum.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,184 ✭✭✭ Kenno90


    That thing would kill the shooter never mind the target :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,198 Genghiz Cohen


    Schism wrote: »
    For when the Dinosaurs return?

    Nah, we'll have Cadillacs for that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    Pft, would be useless against Zombies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,067 ✭✭✭ Gunmonkey


    Schism wrote: »
    For when the Dinosaurs return?

    Im thinking its so powerful it tears a hole in space time and its what wiped them out 65 million years ago.


    Pfft.....asteroid, me arse :rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    Here's more info from wiki:

    "The .950 JDJ is one of the world's largest and most powerful rifle cartridges. Loaded .950 JDJ cartridges are approximately the length of an empty .50 BMG casing (i.e., 4"), and are based on a 20x102mm case shortened and necked up to accept the .950" bullet.[1] Projectiles are custom-made and most commonly weigh 3,600 grains (230 g) which is 8.2 ounces or over half a pound.[2]

    The cartridge propels its 3,600 gr (230 g) bullet at approximately 2,200 ft/s (670 m/s). This yields a muzzle energy of 38,685 ft·lbf (52,450 J)[1] and a momentum of 154.1 Newton-seconds. This kinetic energy would allow the .950 JDJ to pass through several body-armored humans. It is comparable to the original tank rounds of World War I in terms of ballistic energy.

    By comparison, the 5.56x45 cartridge, used in the M16 rifle, produces between 1,200–1,300 ft·lbf (1,600–1,800 J), while the .308 Winchester, a favorite for hunters and medium-range police/military sniping, produces between 2,000–3,000 ft·lbf (2,700–4,100 J) depending on the load used. The ballistics of the .950 JDJ is more similar to that of the 20mm autocannon round, which delivers approximately 39,500 ft·lbf (53,600 J). The muzzle energy of the .950 JDJ is comparable to the kinetic energy of a 2,800 lb (1,300 kg) automobile traveling at 20 mph (32 km/h).

    In a 110 lb (50 kg) rifle, this will develop well over 200 ft·lbf (270 J) 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. Shooting is usually heavy "lead sled" or similar shooting rest, and the rifle is not held to the shoulder because of the severe recoil and possible injury. The rifle scope has significant eye relief to avoid injuring the ocular orbit."


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,737 ✭✭✭ Hococop


    ^Good one... Wasn't expecting that sir!

    My apologies haha, i can be very immature sometimes :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,600 CMpunked


    I wanna see these guys give it a go:



  • Registered Users Posts: 24,291 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_M82

    I'd reckon that still beats it, faster shell velocity and much greater range, can't find a power equiv though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    ^ Mr. Barrett will pee in his pants when he sees these things:





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