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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
October 12, 2010, 01:30 PM
This 69 cal slug gun shot at Friendship last month weights 100 lbs.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/prizzel/SlugGun.jpg

prob
October 16, 2010, 12:33 PM
Call me crazy, but it seems awfully ungainly. And yes, I recognize it's capacity as a specialty gun, but still....

B.L.E.
October 17, 2010, 08:43 AM
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u260/ben_eberle/IMG_0065.jpg

The round ball bench rest shooters also shoot some pretty heavy guns. You can't use a scope in these matches and some part of the shooter's body has to support the rear of the gun. Most of them wear a heavy leather glove on their left hand that goes between the bench and the rear stock.
Bench rest shooting is a game of watching the wind and knowing when it's just perfect to shoot.

A .69 caliber slug probably weighs somewhere between 1500 to 2000 grains. I sure wouldn't want to shoot that out a 12 pound gun, especially not repeatedly in a bench rest match.

Uncle Buck
October 17, 2010, 09:23 AM
I wanna see that gun out in the deer stand. :D

B.L.E.
October 17, 2010, 09:59 AM
I wanna see you win a slug gun match in Friendship, Indiana using a TC Triumph.:D

arcticap
October 18, 2010, 04:05 AM
So what kind of action does that 100 pound gun have?

Rifleman1776
October 18, 2010, 08:15 AM
[QUOTE]So what kind of action does that 100 pound gun have?

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Most are a sealed underhammer percussion.
But slug gun matches are the way out world of experimental bench shooting. Almost no limits to what is legal as long as it loads from the front and uses an elongated bullet.
The shooters are serious nut cases.

Crosshair
October 18, 2010, 06:28 PM
Since you can't really move it by yourself, does that count as a crew serviced weapon?:p

B.L.E.
October 18, 2010, 07:09 PM
The shooters are serious nut cases.

It doesn't hurt to be a retired tool and die maker either.

Crosshair
October 18, 2010, 07:44 PM
Ya know, that top one would fit right in at a Steampunk convention.

Rifleman1776
October 19, 2010, 08:20 AM
BLE has it.
These guys are so focused on tiny-tiny technical issues they are in their own world.
Disturb one during a match and you could end up wearing that 100 lb. barrel as a big steel suppository.

B.L.E.
October 19, 2010, 07:14 PM
These guys are so focused on tiny-tiny technical issues they are in their own world.
Disturb one during a match and you could end up wearing that 100 lb. barrel as a big steel suppository.

Yea, the bench rest rifle shooters can be an up-tight group, it's one of the reasons I like to shoot on the shotgun range where the attitude is much more laid back. You're almost expected to kid your fellow shooters there.

BTW, the people in the picture I posted have also started shooting shotguns, especially now that we have started doing trap at night.