Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by FULLTRAIN, Mar 28, 2007.
The heart of the site is the forum area, including:
This is so funny, my ribs are hurting!
They were just breaking him in gently, for the .600 Nitro Express and the .700 NE to come. Much kickier.
And as for Giles Whittome's 2-bore firing a 4-ounce bullet. . . . .
Lucky he's a lightly-built bloke, and standing up, so he can rock with the recoil. A big beefy bloke would have had more inertia, and would have got knocked about more. Anyone firing from the prone position would get a busted collar-bone.
same cal. but being fired by a pistol
Didn't work the first time
I saw a phot of a WWI German "anti-tank rifle." It was the standard Hun Mauser- but twice the size. It could pierce the armour, but few could carry it and no-one fired it twice.
There's one of those in the Mess of the Army Rifle Association at Bisley. Weighs a ton, and has a calibre of about 20mm IIRC. Bipod mounted, and far too heavy to carry.
For something more sensible, modern (and accurate) see : http://www.barrettrifles.com/rifle_82.aspx
Nice one Caubeen,
Saw one for sale, used, in a backstreet gunshop in Reno in 2003. $2500 on the price tag. It was shorter than any I had seen before- almost quite handy. Must have been the "Urban Terrorist" model!
Maybe ex-PIRA? "One careful owner, light domestic use only. For sale as owner has now taken up statesmanship".
Found under a Slab somewhere?
I wonder if anyone has ever actually fired an anti-tank rifle (or rifle ctg) at an elephant?
Anyone got any anecdotes, links?
More pics etc. of .50BMG, .55BOYS and 20mm Lahti at : http://www.inert-ord.net/atrkts/50-55-20/index.html
Reminds me of the PTRD used by the Soviet Union in WW2
My friends grandfather had a Boys used it against the German armour prior to Dunkirk. Fired once and ditched in the sea, guess what..charged for losing it
Is it back? It was taken off the wall about 15 years ago, IIRC, along with all the other harmless stuff. Made the ARA look as though it had something to do with firearms, I believe
Separate names with a comma.