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Shooting a 4-bore rifle
      #305270 - 13/09/17 09:19 AM

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: NitroX]
      #305281 - 13/09/17 12:38 PM

Man that looks painful.

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: Wayne59]
      #305282 - 13/09/17 12:49 PM

Yeah - no littler bugger, either! Beefy man.

I could feel that in my stomach when the gun went off.

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #305301 - 13/09/17 09:48 PM

Yes. Thank the good lord for smokeless powder and the advent of the 450 Nitro Express!

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: Rell]
      #305313 - 14/09/17 03:46 AM

Very hardy sportsmen "back in the day"....

I had the pleasure (???) of shooting Ray Meyer's T. Bland 4 bore single shot out in California before he passed away; full 14 dram (380grains) black powder & 2000+grain conical bullet loads no less. Two shots @ 25 yards and hit the bull both times, the cloud of smoke is most impressive. I think the rifle weighed 19lbs if memory serves.
Makes a "common" 8 bore seem tame in comparison.

Cal Pappas tells me that the rifle is now living in Alaska and has made appearances at his double rifle shoot. I may need to try to attend one day and go for a replay.

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: 3DogMike]
      #305466 - 17/09/17 09:00 PM

I thought it interesting they didn't take a picture of the caisson and limber. Could one call that "non-wheeled artillery"?

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Re: Shooting a 4-bore rifle [Re: sharps4590]
      #305808 - 29/09/17 08:15 AM

I am sure the people that own them enjoy shooting them, but just like brussel sprouts I don't think I will be rushing out and buying one or even trying one.

Regards Trevor


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