Thursday, November 10, 2005

Stranger things have been thought up...

Ok. Thoughtline.

Take up a .500 S&W cartridge. Imagine it being shortened to 1" case length. Install a ~330gr soft wadcutter. Fill the case with enough fast powder to launch at 700 to 800fps (barely sonic, if at all).

Call it .500 Bulldog.

Make a revolver, roughly J-frame sized in the grip with a larger cylinder just long enough to fit our new cartridge. 5 shots. Make it bulldog style, with the removable cylinder pin (mostly for nostalgia, partly for strength and inexpensiveness). DAO hidden hammer.

Voila, here's a really nice crookthumper.

4 Comments:

Blogger Paul Simer said...

330gr at 800fps? Why not use a slingshot? :)

Kidding, of course. I always look forward to your posts.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Dr. StrangeGun said...

*boom* what the hell was *Thwack* unnghhh...

11:49 AM  
Blogger Paul Simer said...

Great. You made me cough Mountain Dew onto my clean shirt. And right before class, too.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Tam said...

FWIW, a handy rule of thumb is that "sonic" is somewhere right around 1100fps. (Just under it, actually; 1080? 1075? Anyhow, 1100 is easier to remember, and a nice round number.)

7:06 PM  

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