My Zunivers

11 March 2009

Hokey Frack!

Ever see a 2-bore rifle? Quick calculation...

"bore" equals "gauge" when you are talking about large British rifles...

"2-bore" equals "2-gauge"...

gauge equals "number of balls that can be made to fit this diameter barrel from one pound of lead"...

so, the final result...

2-bore bullets weigh half a pound each.


And yes, it takes several hundred grains of powder to launch one of those.

More ouch?

Here is a video of some guys shooting off one of these suckers with reduced loads.

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