Tag: big bore

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Azerbaijani IST-12.7 Rifle

The Azerbaijani government are now manufacturing a .50 BMG version of their monster semi-automatic 14.5mm IST-14.5 “Istiglal” rifle. The IST-12.7 was on display for the first time at the Africa Aerospace & Defense expo 2010. The IST-12.7 magazine holds [Read More…]

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Whaling harpoon for sale!

Perfect for muzzle loader hunting season and living out your South Seas whaling fantasy 🙂 Just $22,000 (shipping from Norway not included in price). More about it at Snowflakes in Hell.

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Five Double Rifles Reviewed

When I posted a link to the American Rifleman double rifle “plinking” video I did not realize there was an accompanying article to go with it. American Rifleman have reviewed four different double rifles, all with a starting price of about $10,000! The [Read More…]

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Double Rifle fun

Those hardworking boys at American Rifle have been plinking African style with a double barreled rifles chambered in .470 Nitro Express. A spectator shouts “Fix bayonets!” 🙂 A question to those who know more about these things than me: I noticed that the [Read More…]

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.54 Caliber Flintlock Rifle

Master gunsmith Steve Zihn, who made the huge 2 bore rifle I have blogged about before, emailed these photos of this magnificent .54 caliber flintlock rifle he built. Look at the trigger blade. Beautiful. It has a 44″ swamped barrel. The rifle along with a [Read More…]

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8 Bore Boxlock Rifle

Colin Stolzer, who owns Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing, emailed me photos of a custom 8 Bore Boxlock muzzleloader he was recently build for a client. It is a true work of art. Click to expand the photos (the small thumbnails do not do it justice): 8 Bore [Read More…]

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More 2 bore rifle photos

Last year I wrote about a massive 2 bore rifle, that was not yet fully complete. Colin Stolzer, of Stolzer & Son’s Gunsmithing, contacted me with some additional information and photos of the completed rifle. Colin build some of the parts of the rifle while he [Read More…]

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More 2-bore goodness

Billll @ Billlls Idle Mind took some photos of a friends’ 2-bore rifle. More photos and load info here. Later in the week I will be posting a heap of 2 Bore photos I have gotten from a gun maker who specializes in big bore rifles.

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New 416 Ruger

Ruger and Hornady have teamed up to produce the new .416 Ruger cartridge which will be available next year (2009). The round is basically a necked up .375 Ruger and offers performance comparable to the classic .416 Rigby in a standard length cartridge. The Ruger M77 [Read More…]

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Another Massive 2 bore rifle

Bill emailed me a photo of a friend’s 2-bore rifle and another of the 2-bore balls. The first photo really gives a sense of scale. Click to expand the image I assume the bigger balls are for the 2-bore and the smaller for another gun The guy in the photo is [Read More…]

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2 bore rifle photos

A while back I posted some photos of a 2 bore cartridge. While browsing the Nitro Express forum I came across this amazing photo of a 2 bore muzzleloader. All I can say is “Wow”. I wonder which end hits harder I read in another thread that this rifle was [Read More…]

Cost of big bore ammunition

Have you ever wondered how much big bore ammo cost? Here is a list of cartridges from a few manufacturers. It is not a scientific sample, I have not taken into account quality of the brass or bullets. I am sure by hunting around you could find cheaper prices (ha, no pun [Read More…]

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Winchester Safari ammo

Winchester will be launching a new line of Safari ammo. They will be offering it in calibers 375 H&H Magnum, 416 Rigby, 458 Winchester Magnum and 416 Remington Magnum cartridge and will be using Nosler Partition and Nosler Solid bullets. The new ammo will be [Read More…]

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Remington Model 798 Safari Grade

The Gun Nut reviews the Remington Model 798 Safari Grade Lurking, almost unsung in the Remington 08 lineup, is an absolutely terrific rifle called the Model 798 Safari Grade. It is a true, long-action, all-steel Model 98 Mauser stocked in laminated wood that looks like [Read More…]

Punt guns

Have you ever heard of a punt gun? A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and so varied widely, but could [Read More…]