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Old September 22, 1999, 01:14 PM   #1
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Got to thinking about "Johnny Dangerously" last night, and I started pondering on the .88 Magnum that Danny Vermin carried.

What would be the best way to develop this cartridge? Simply take a .44 and double its diameter, while leaving the bullet length the same? What case thickness could handle the charge necessary to move a bullet that big? Necked or straight?

Anyone feel up to the challenge?

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Old September 22, 1999, 03:56 PM   #2
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I'm thinkin' a case necked down ta take a .223 bullet would be purdy trick.

'Spose Hamilton Bowen could make up a 3 shot cylinder fer it, and stuff it in a Blackhawk.

'Bout 50 grains of 2400 should make fer a fun load.

Given any thought ta whether there should be an .88 Special ta go along with it?!?

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Old September 24, 1999, 08:07 AM   #3
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Hey, Coinneach,
My mother tried that once. Once

My favorite line:
"I am handicapped. I'm psychotic."

Beginner barbarians probably had the idea that every house they broke into would be full of untouched loot and frightened, unarmed victims. It just doesn't work that way, my friend.

I hope these evil men come to understand our peaceful ways soon - My trigger finger is blistering!
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