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Old January 15, 2013, 11:39 AM   #76
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Wow I thought I would be very overgunned.
Hardest hitting rifle I own and for that matter ever fired is any one of my 30-06.
I always wanted to try a big nitro or 460 wtby mag. I wish I could afford one of those double rifles.
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Old January 16, 2013, 07:49 AM   #77
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Most powerful in terms of ME is my Ruger #1 Tropical chambered for the .416 Rigby. It is a gun the I have absolutely no use for and which I thoroughly enjoy.
The same could be said for my Winchester M70 in 375 H&H
Loudest? I don't really know.
Hardest kicker? In terms of free recoil, it is the .416. In real, shooting, terms it is a T/C Encore with a fast twist barrel from SSK Industries chambered to shoot this round:

A BMG bullet seated in a 50-70 case. Subsonic, it comes out of the barrel at about 900 fps. Nevertheless, it is the only rifle that has ever caught me with its scope. The recoil pulse is so fast that I could not get my head out of the way. Glad that I had safety glasses on. I had to go to a LER scope.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:20 PM   #78
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That would be my H&R Handi rifle with a 2-7x32 scope in 45-70 gov't. I call It the deer slayer, The state of Mississippi calls It a primitive weapon.
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Old January 21, 2013, 03:31 PM   #79
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9.3x62 FN Commercial Mauser 98 = Piggie Boom/Doom stick!

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Old January 22, 2013, 01:35 PM   #80
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M-95 Steyr carbine. 8x56r
25lb. bench gun 30-378 Weatherby 30" barrel
Don't know which is louder, the Steyr definately kicks harder.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:16 PM   #81
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It's a toss up between my 1895 Marlin 45-70 and Ruger no.1 458 Lott. You'd think the Ruger would be louder but with a short 18.5" barrrel on the Marlin it's hard to tell since I double up on the ear protection when shooting the big bores. I've had people at the range tell me they can feel the pressure in their chest when shooting the Ruger though.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:52 PM   #82
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My Mosin might not be the loudest but man I love the flames!
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Old January 24, 2013, 12:01 PM   #83
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8mm German Mauser,,,

8mm German Mauser,,,
WW-II trophy brought home by my great uncle.

Man that thing does turn some heads at the range,,,
You wouldn't think it was all that bad,,,
But it is one really loud firearm.


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Old January 27, 2013, 06:55 AM   #84
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years ago I had a 318 rigby shot it twice that was enough.Recoil from a 375 H&H didn't bother me but that rigby did.
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Old January 27, 2013, 04:42 PM   #85
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As a Texas hunter, I have a 30-06 as my big gun. But, for recoil/noise, by 12ga 3.5" wins. I can't imagine any animal on Earth not dying were I to hit it with a full power 3.5" slug (out to 100 yards anyway). Also, the recoil of 2.25oz turkey loads is just painful. I don't think I'll be shooting any more of those!
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Old January 27, 2013, 05:15 PM   #86
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My one and only rifle, a Savage model 16 fcss in 6.5 creedmoor. I used to have a Howa 1500 in 30-06, too much for me.
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Old January 27, 2013, 05:20 PM   #87
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Easily my Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308, with its 20" heavy barrel. This thing has a mean muzzle will blow a cloud of snow off the ground every time I fire a round.
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Old January 27, 2013, 05:50 PM   #88
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Old January 28, 2013, 02:15 AM   #89
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Oh! you've got to hear a 340 Weatherby sing in the mountains. it is beautiful music.
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Old January 28, 2013, 12:44 PM   #90
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loudest... 45-70 14 hunter barrel Contender

deepest penitrating... 338 Win Mag

largest bore custom 53 caliber / 28 ga ( I suppose really would be 12 ga rifled slug )... of traditional caliber, would be .416 Rigby
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Old January 28, 2013, 07:37 PM   #91
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All my "big guns" are pretty similar; 7.5 Swiss, .308 Win, 7.62x54R, 8mm Mauser. I don't know what's "bigger" boom-wise, but my Mosin is certainly the largest gun, physically, that I have.
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Old January 28, 2013, 08:00 PM   #92
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Of no use in AR and fired twice without scope a Weatherby .30-378. Sounds great in the hills.
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Old January 29, 2013, 06:07 AM   #93
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My .22-250 Remington with the muzzle brake will leave your ears a-ringin'. Came with the brake, i wouldnt have one installed otherwise. First time i shot it i was up at my buddies farm, i drove down to his shooting range, got out the truck to fire 1 to confirm its functionality as i just purchased it. Poped one off, got back in and apparently was yelling, "hey why did you turn the radio off?" to my buddy. He hadnt touched it...
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Old January 29, 2013, 01:46 PM   #94
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My Garand's a pussycat compared to my 12 gauge Auto-5 which is a pussycat compared to my 300 WinMag Howa 1500.

But the one that hurts me (8 shots on Sunday and my wrist is still a bit tender) is the Freedom Arms 454 Casull revolver with factory ammo. Not a rifle, granted, but most definitely both loud and powerful.
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