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Title: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on May 20, 2022, 09:43 PM
I reckon I win but lets hear it from you chaps
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: 414gates on May 20, 2022, 09:50 PM
500 Jeffery.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Treeman on May 20, 2022, 10:00 PM
From the shoulder or from a control point  ;D I think I know where you going, you mos a Simonstown chappie ey? Rings a "Bell"
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on May 21, 2022, 10:20 AM
Rather difficult to fire a 550mm torpedo from the shoulder or hip but a few of us sub boys did shoot a 20mm sniping rifle from lower north gun battery in early 86
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Post by: Ds J on May 21, 2022, 11:40 AM
Does 12ga count?  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Mohamed on May 21, 2022, 07:28 PM
Handgun: 454 Casull , rifle CMS 20x82 mm
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Brian on May 23, 2022, 01:38 PM
I can't beat you Jimmy the Thug, but I can equal you. Served Emily Hobhouse, 1975 to 1980, torpedo rating. Brian Isham.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on May 23, 2022, 01:51 PM
Greetings 279. 571 here
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Brian on May 23, 2022, 01:55 PM
Love and Respect Jimmy.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Treeman on May 23, 2022, 01:57 PM
Quote from: Brian on May 23, 2022, 01:38 PMI can't beat you Jimmy the Thug, but I can equal you. Served Emily Hobhouse, 1975 to 1980, torpedo rating. Brian Isham.
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Brian, Jimmy has a habit of hauling me off to some far town for him to meet up with some sardine mate of his from when he was playing down under.
Perhaps there is a road trip in the making.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Brian on May 23, 2022, 02:28 PM
Come on up. Winter weather is great here and we have a (previously military) range a few km's from my house in the bush.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on May 23, 2022, 02:42 PM
I collected a Russian submariner watch that your dad gave me a year or two ago
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Brian on May 24, 2022, 08:23 AM
Old age and brain degredation is getting the better of you Jimmy, my old man died about 20 odd years ago. You got the watch from me (and if I remember correctly, collected it from my son as I had moved to Mpumalanga). 😂😂
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on May 24, 2022, 12:17 PM
I thought about that after I posted. You qualified about 10 years before me and the lightbulb did go on but before I could correct it the site was in admin mode.
But snorting did suck out the good brain cells
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Treeman on May 24, 2022, 05:24 PM
Its the wine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, the wine did his memory, got box's of wine stored at my place from The Thugs mates in C/T. My mates, think I am a wine collector thanks to the Thug.
Mind ya, if the Thug should disappear for some reason someday, selling his stock here at my place should be a worthy exercise.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: oafpatroll on Jun 02, 2022, 03:46 PM
Mine was a 458 Lott from the shoulder and a .50 BMG from the bench. Fell in love with the Lott till I realised what it's refills would cost me.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 03, 2022, 10:44 AM
Im a avid big bore member and love big calibres
Had the pleasure of a 458, 450, 470, 500NE, 50cal and a cannon 🤗
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 03, 2022, 11:01 AM
Quote from: oafpatroll on Jun 02, 2022, 03:46 PMMine was a 458 Lott from the shoulder and a .50 BMG from the bench. Fell in love with the Lott till I realised what it's refills would cost me.

Totally know what you mean definitely not gentle on the pocket
My 500NE I had to load with 112gr of propellant per cartridge with a 500gr bullet .... Our average shots per bigbore shoot is between 25-38 rounds 🙈 LOADS AND LOADS OF FUN but certainly not cheap. 😁
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Treeman on Jun 03, 2022, 03:29 PM
 :o  :o

Totally know what you mean definitely not gentle on the pocket
My 500NE I had to load with 112gr of propellant per cartridge with a 500gr bullet .... Our average shots per bigbore shoot is between 25-38 rounds 🙈 LOADS AND LOADS OF FUN but certainly not cheap. 😁
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We just commented in another thread that the 6.35, 25 ACP uses 1 gr propellant, perhaps shoot one of those, get someone to hit you with a baseball bat and play the bang back through loudspeaker played on max volume. Should get similarar kinda result only cheaper.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 03, 2022, 04:09 PM
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Kola on Jun 07, 2022, 08:44 AM
155mm (G5 and G6)

From the shoulder, my .416 Rigby
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: AK-Gunner on Jun 07, 2022, 08:29 PM
152 mm Tampella 152 50 gun...
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/152_50_Isosaari.jpg/960px-152_50_Isosaari.jpg)

And from the shoulder several different .50 BMG rifles.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Treeman on Jun 08, 2022, 12:13 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 07, 2022, 08:29 PM152 mm Tampella 152 50 gun...
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/152_50_Isosaari.jpg/960px-152_50_Isosaari.jpg)

And from the shoulder several different .50 BMG rifles.
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Forkit !!!!
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: oafpatroll on Jun 08, 2022, 09:33 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 07, 2022, 08:29 PM152 mm Tampella 152 50 gun...

And from the shoulder several different .50 BMG rifles.

Brag gat ;)
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 10:20 AM
Quote from: oafpatroll on Jun 08, 2022, 09:33 AMBrag gat ;)
With an artillery background I still can't compete the sailors with their torpedoes  :D
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 08, 2022, 10:32 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 07, 2022, 08:29 PM152 mm Tampella 152 50 gun...
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/152_50_Isosaari.jpg/960px-152_50_Isosaari.jpg)

And from the shoulder several different .50 BMG rifles.

IN JEALOUS 🥹  I also want a turn!!
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Kola on Jun 08, 2022, 10:50 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 10:20 AMWith an artillery background I still can't compete the sailors with their torpedoes  :D


Can I count a ripple of 24 x 127mm rockets as 1 x 3048mm?  ;D
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 02:36 PM
OK, you win  ;D
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 03:05 PM
Quote from: Kola on Jun 07, 2022, 08:44 AM155mm (G5 and G6)
I'd really like to have the training for the formidable G6, I've only seen it live at the South African Museum of Military History, Johannesburg. If you know a guy who can make it happen, please let me know  ;)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/G6_Howitzer5.JPG/960px-G6_Howitzer5.JPG)
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 08, 2022, 04:19 PM
Quote from: Kola on Jun 08, 2022, 10:50 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 10:20 AMWith an artillery background I still can't compete the sailors with their torpedoes  :D


Can I count a ripple of 24 x 127mm rockets as 1 x 3048mm?  ;D

🤣🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Kola on Jun 08, 2022, 04:42 PM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 03:05 PM
Quote from: Kola on Jun 07, 2022, 08:44 AM155mm (G5 and G6)
I'd really like to have the training for the formidable G6, I've only seen it live at the South African Museum of Military History, Johannesburg. If you know a guy who can make it happen, please let me know  ;)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/G6_Howitzer5.JPG/960px-G6_Howitzer5.JPG)

It is an awesome piece of kit.

Sadly I see the previous CO of our School of Artillery was only there till end March 2020 - he was course leader when I did my officer's training there many years back - not that I would have been able to arrange a trip in one of these while he was there, just that he was someone I respected and I knew he ran a training school to be proud of.

Some of the other toys we played with in my time (excluding the Bateleur and Vulture which I never saw myself).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Artillery_(South_Africa)

A small group of us also trained with 120mm mortars to be used in air drop applications.

And now I am way too far off topic, sorry  ;D

Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on Jun 08, 2022, 07:45 PM
But 12 x 550mm still wins

Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Kola on Jun 08, 2022, 07:52 PM
Quote from: Jimmythethug on Jun 08, 2022, 07:45 PMBut 12 x 550mm still wins



How long does it take to fire 12?
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on Jun 08, 2022, 09:24 PM
Technically I don't see why you could not hit all the manual triggers at the same time but just checking with the chaps as target acquisition systems may not allow it. Just asked for clarification, shall come back with a definitive answer.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: Jimmythethug on Jun 09, 2022, 06:29 AM
All ar pretty much once is possible but a firing solution could only be sent to 2 or 3 at any one time.
Title: Re: So what is the largest caliber anyone has fired
Post by: MeganPiller on Jun 09, 2022, 07:42 AM
Quote from: MeganPiller on Jun 08, 2022, 04:19 PM
Quote from: Kola on Jun 08, 2022, 10:50 AM
Quote from: AK-Gunner on Jun 08, 2022, 10:20 AMWith an artillery background I still can't compete the sailors with their torpedoes  :D


I stupidly doubled my 500NE a few years back 🙈🙈🙈 shoulder was black and blue for weeks 🤦�♀️