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Could You Handle the World’s Largest Caliber Rifle?

The guys from Knight Rifles head to the range to shoot the world’s largest rifle cartridge, the .950 JDJ.

This gun is no joke. It uses 240 grains of powder to push a 2,400-grain bullet 2,100 FPS. It bites on both ends though, generating 277 foot-pounds of recoil, or approximately 10 times as much as a 30-06.

Watch the video and see if these guys can handle it.

The gun in the video is one of only three ever manufactured in the .950 JDJ. This prototype weighed 50 pounds but still produced excessive recoil. Subsequent versions weighed a minimum of 110 pounds.

The round is not for penny pinchers (every round costs about $40) and we’re not too sure about the accuracy (this kind of recoil tends to promote flinching,) but it sure looks like it would be fun to try.

At 50 pounds, this gun is a little too heavy to take coyote or deer hunting, but if you are looking for some explosive and slightly masochistic fun maybe you could get a .950 JDJ of your own.

I’d love to watch YOU shoot it.

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Could You Handle the World’s Largest Caliber Rifle?