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Posted: 8/30/2005 12:21:15 PM EDT
I'm in the process of chambering the barrel for my .460 Wby Mag. And I'm looking at the size of the gaping hole in this thing (chamber end). And I'm really starting to think what in the hell am I getting my self into.

So do you own any that you fear or dread firing?
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:23:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:23:33 PM EDT by gaspasser]
Not me personally, but a friend began to fear his Model 66 S&W after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with it. Then another guy used it to kill himself (long story). He traded it away happily.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:24:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:24:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:26:31 PM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
I was worried the first time I shot my Krag, but only beacause the thing was 100 years old, and I had no idea how long it had been since it had been fired. I held it so the bolt would miss my head if it came flying out, turned my face away, closed my eyes, and pulled the trigger.

Shoots like a champ.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:25:10 PM EDT
I fired a 50 cal pistol once that scared the death out of me. I was scared the dern thing would recoil and break my nose. It didn't. I love it now. Of course, its not mine.

Patty
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:26:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:27:19 PM EDT by captainpooby]
At the end of 3 day tac-shotgun course and 750 rounds of slug and buckshot I was little scared of my 590.
The first day I figured out the stock was too long so I cut it down but it was too late, I was already bruised. Then, after I cut it down I kept getting hit in the nose by my thumb.
Even with a rolled up towel on my shoulder it hurt and my whole left-chest and shoulder was bruised purple.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:27:00 PM EDT
My ARs scare me to death. If I don't keep an eye on them, they'll sneak out and kill thousands of people from miles away. Diane Feinstein told me so.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:27:02 PM EDT
Many a year ago I had a 16ga double that was sawed off about 12" long. The last couple of times it was shot the shells had cracks around the rim. It was destroyed soon after that.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:27:51 PM EDT
my AR once robbed me and used the money to go on an alcohol binge
that scared me

I used to be hesitant with my Mosin, but I put one of those slip on rubber recoil pads on it and it's no longer hard on my shoulder
I don't think I'll ever shoot slugs from my 870 again
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:28:28 PM EDT
I have a Win .264 Win Mag that I am scared of. It is a beast of a rifle that loves making long distance calls. Being a very flat shooter and extremely forgiving, it makes me look like a much better shot than I really am.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:29:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I'm in the process of chambering the barrel for my .460 Wby Mag. And I'm looking at the size of the gaping hole in this thing (chamber end). And I'm really starting to think what in the hell am I getting my self into.

So do you own any that you fear or dread firing?



Somebody post up the WTF cat.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:29:28 PM EDT
Screwing around with my Gold Cup many, many years ago I somehow stupidly ended up with a bullet in the chamber, safety off and cocked. Scared the poop out of me. That's why you will never find one of my semi-auto pistols stored with a cartridge in the chamber. Rule #1....even before you get to pointing and all that.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:29:36 PM EDT
I have a strange fear of gaping holes as well.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:29:42 PM EDT
Yep...

The first time I shot a Benelli with 3" magnum loads...


Daayyyhhhm!




Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:31:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I'm in the process of chambering the barrel for my .460 Wby Mag. And I'm looking at the size of the gaping hole in this thing (chamber end). And I'm really starting to think what in the hell am I getting my self into.

So do you own any that you fear or dread firing?



Man up!

You seen the thread about the gun range follies? Old guy with a HUGE handgun... and he still fired it.

TRG



That is going to be me...

AWFUCKAWFUCKAWFUCK . . . ITS GONNA HURT LIKE SHIT . . . easyeasy . . . <quiver in voice>. . . fuckin crazy ass gunsmiths . . . slow . . slow . . . awwwwwwwwwwww (finger tightening) WWWWWWWWWWW . . . .

BAAARROOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!­
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:32:09 PM EDT
Oh, and I've got a .300 Weatherby Mag. under the beds that absolutely terrorizes me. My hunting buddy shot it twice and laid it down. I don't like rifle recoil like that.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:35:48 PM EDT
Yes, the first time I was shooting my Broomhandle Mauser. I was worried I might put a slide in my forehead.

And I had an old sporterized Springfield that had a bad sear, every now and then the hammer would fall on the chamber. Elk hunting I learned to carry it empty and chamber a round only upon seeing an animal. I should have destroyed it but I gave it to a friend who needed an elk rifle really bad.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:37:55 PM EDT
I have a recurring nightmare about a Ruger #1 chambered in .458 Lott.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:38:23 PM EDT
It probably doesn't help when your brother in law tells you it's gonna kick your butt every he talks to you.

Hey Fat_McNasty! 96ft*lbs recoil energy! I'd rather get hit by a Volkswagon.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:38:30 PM EDT
Nope.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:39:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:40:19 PM EDT by HardShell]
Antique Remington Derringer in .41 Rimfire, family heirloom.

I knew I probably shouldn't shoot it and ought to just keep it cleaned, oiled, and on display, but I just couldn't help myself - I mean, guns are meant to be shot, right?

Worked fine, no problems - but I was very nervous before & during (about the safety of a little piece of family history, not to mention my hand...).
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:39:16 PM EDT


My Turkish Mauser's or any old Mauser.

Mosin Nagant M-44's "OUCH" hock.gif

I'm always nervous when shooting any of these old guns for the first time.Even though I check headspace and do a complete teardown before hand.




Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:40:16 PM EDT
CavVet's Bushmaster pistola thingie scared the crap outta me.
Thanks CavVet.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:41:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:41:49 PM EDT by Aggie_Gunner]
If you have never shot a .460 Wby Mag, let me tell you, you should be afraid.

It puts the recoil of a .458 Win Mag to shame.

I shot 3 rounds from one once, was helping a friend going on safari sight it in. Will never do it again.

Call me wuss if you want, but there is absolutely NO reason for a .460 Wby mag.

If .458 Win Mag won't kill it, it is immortal.

- AG
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:41:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
It probably doesn't help when your brother in law tells you it's gonna kick your butt every he talks to you.

Hey Fat_McNasty! 96ft*lbs recoil energy! I'd rather get hit by a Volkswagon.



Ya and looking at the chamber thinking to my self... You know with a little lube this would make a pretty good sex toy.. I mean it huge.. I could form bratwurst in it...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:43:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:49:11 PM EDT by yugosksfan]
I was afraid to fire my uncle's Brown Bess the first time he let me load it myself. I was afraid that I would not pack it in good enough or something and blow the gun up. I sucked it up and fired it, and there was no catastrophic kaboom. I ended up shooting that thing quite a bit that day.

I was also a wuss when I went to test-fire my home-built AK-74. I wasn't sure what would happen, mainly due to the fact that when building an AK, it isn't plug-and-play like an AR. It takes some mechanical skill and confidence in your work. After pussy-footing around for a while, my uncle said "f*** it", picked it up and fired it. Nothing bad happened, and the thing didn't fall apart like I thought it might. It's now one of my favorite guns to shoot besides my AR.

I guess you could say I have "pre - shooting a ghetto/really old gun" anxiety.

ETA: I did fire my uncle's Winchester 1895 in .405 win. It was my first "big bore" gun experience. I thought it was going to kick like hell, but it really wasn't that bad. Regardless, I only shot 2 rounds through it. I was on vacation doing nothing but shooting for the entire week before, and my shoulder had a deep, dark black & blue bruise on it. I would have shot more had the bruise not been there.

Shooting a .460Wby would definately be an experience.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:44:48 PM EDT
My fathers 300 H&H Mag
Trigger cant be any more than clicking your mouse
Old 4x K1 Weaver single post scope
Shoots damn nice but makes me flinch a bit
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:45:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NFBBM:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
I'm in the process of chambering the barrel for my .460 Wby Mag. And I'm looking at the size of the gaping hole in this thing (chamber end). And I'm really starting to think what in the hell am I getting my self into.

So do you own any that you fear or dread firing?



Somebody post up the WTF cat.






Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:45:34 PM EDT

My Dad (72) wanted me to fire the double barrel shotgun that was his grandfathers. It wasn't one of those damascus barrels. London fluid steel is what it had stamped on the barrels. I had the local gunsmith check it out. He said the bores on the barrels were a little pitted but it should do fine with anything but 00buck or slugs.

So I get a few #8 shot shells and head out back. My fear gets the best of me because this is an OLD shotgun and digging out metal from my face and hands is not my idea of how to spend the afternoon. Anyway, I came up with a plan. I got behind a 12" oak and put the butt of shotgun against the other side. With my arms stretched out around the tree, I was able to hold up the shotgun and pull the trigger(s).

Everything turned out fine and my dad was proud that 4 generations had fired his shotgun.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:45:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 12:48:27 PM EDT by photokirk]
I am fighting the urge to bring my Trapdoor Springfield to the SE Texas shoot this weekend.

On one hand, it's more than 100 years old and I'm worried about safety and spending a few days pulling pieces of a family heirloom out of my face and shoulder.

On the other hand, it's a freakin' .45-70. Yee-haw.

I might just go buy a Handi Rifle in .45-70 so I can shoot the boxes of .45-70 that I have. Can't let it go to waste.

ETA: I did fire a .338-378 once. ONCE. Owwwww.........
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:49:19 PM EDT
I have a really lightweight Benelii Nova Tactical, with the 18.5" barrel it doesn't hardly weigh anything.

It can also chamber 3.5" shells.

Someday curiousity is going to get the better of me.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:54:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
I have a really lightweight Benelii Nova Tactical, with the 18.5" barrel it doesn't hardly weigh anything.

It can also chamber 3.5" shells.

Someday curiousity is going to get the better of me.




Yeah I have the same setup and curiosity DID get the better of me in the form of a 3 1/2 inch 00 Buck Magnum.

Yeah.......Lets just say that I am ordering the stock buffer the NEXT chance I get!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:56:55 PM EDT
My taurus PT after it blew up on me and came back repaired. My buddies 18 " double barrel 12 ga. when I was intending on pulling both triggers at once.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:37:43 PM EDT
i have a 870 super mag, with 3.5 inch chamber, let me tell you that bastard just about knocked me flat, i will stick with 2 3/4 or 3 inch shells unless necessary
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:41:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:44:54 PM EDT
Not as of yet......I own a 50 BMG rifle and have shot the 500 mag.....some guns I have shot I would not want to put 100 rounds through.....But never afraid of any of them
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 1:45:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I guess I am a pansy, but some guy hot loaded some 45-70 and put it through a springfield trapdoor (remake, not original) with the steel butt plate.
Fuckin' hurt.

That 460 is insane.
Just remember, the tighter you pull it into your shoulder, the less it will hurt.

Or, you could go arab style and hold it 2"s off your shoulder.
Yeah, thats the ticket



LOL Stealth want to be there so bad when I test fire this... He keeps saying he is bringing his video camera. Well we will see.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:28:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By osprey21:
I have a recurring nightmare about a Ruger #1 chambered in .458 Lott.




I've been trying to decide between the 458 Lott and the 416 Rigby in a #1.

I want one big bore in my collection just for grins and giggles and I've always loved the Ruger #1. I had one in 300 Win Mag and it's the only rifle I've ever regretted selling. It's a classy look and a strong action.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:37:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
My ARs scare me to death. If I don't keep an eye on them, they'll sneak out and kill thousands of people from miles away. Diane Feinstein told me so.




That made my day.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:40:41 PM EDT
All the time.

Especially when I hear them scratching on the safe door late at night. It's fuckin creepy, man.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:43:01 PM EDT
Watcha going after with the big 460?

Headed to Africa?

The price of the 460 Mag ammo scares me!!!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:43:46 PM EDT
Not afraid of mine, I keep them on the straight and narrow. Now there was a SW 629 44 mag I saw at my local gun shop, scared the shit out of me. The single action trigger pull must have been less than 1 lb. Heck, if you fart funny the hammer would drop, waay to dangerous in my opinion.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:45:30 PM EDT
When my new Glock 22 taps me on the forehead in the middle of the day to wake me up and says "come on dusty, go shoot me, randa won't care, just go buy 4 or 500 rounds and we'll go to the range, come on" It's a little trippy.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:48:11 PM EDT
Yes. For some reason I thought I needed a .50 cal BMG upper for my AR. I bought a "Ferret Fifty" upper and shot it one afternoon. Despite the elaborate muzzle break and a slip on recoil pad, it knocked the shit out of me and my shooting buddy and a flame the size of a bushel basket came out both sides of the end of the gun.

"Remind me why we are doing this" asked my friend, and I had to wonder.

I got rid of it after that. I am sure it is a fine product, but just not for me. Neither are those giant bullets, either.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:57:38 PM EDT
I was skeered of my first AR so bad I got 9 more to keep a check on the first one.

It was an evil Colt AR-15 A2 brought around 1986, she's in lockup right now.

Danny
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:03:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Not afraid of mine, I keep them on the straight and narrow. Now there was a SW 629 44 mag I saw at my local gun shop, scared the shit out of me. The single action trigger pull must have been less than 1 lb. Heck, if you fart funny the hammer would drop, waay to dangerous in my opinion.



I bought a box of .44 mag at a gunshop/range and shot a 629 (wood grips). No fun, but I finished the box- it was an indoor range, the muzzle blast was a trip. Big fiery donuts. I do have 21 3" mag 20 gauge shells anyone here is welcome to have. I shot their buds out of a Merkel double barrel and I can't figure out why anyone would do that combo. A few years later I ran into a guy pheasant hunting with that same situation (arrived late, those were the only 20 ga. shells in town). Man, was he whining.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:37:08 PM EDT
I had a cheap .22 revolver that was not timed right so I was scared to crap it woudl blow if I kept shooting it.


Other than that I am not scared about any of my firearms for recoil or anything, I always looked at it as the bigger it is the more fun it will be
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 4:58:39 PM EDT
My AR when the bayonet is attached, damm that thing is sharp!
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:01:56 PM EDT
I was nervous about pulling the trigger on my .458 SOCOM the first time I took it to the range. It was no where near as bad as I thought it would be.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:05:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By callgood:

Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Not afraid of mine, I keep them on the straight and narrow. Now there was a SW 629 44 mag I saw at my local gun shop, scared the shit out of me. The single action trigger pull must have been less than 1 lb. Heck, if you fart funny the hammer would drop, waay to dangerous in my opinion.



I bought a box of .44 mag at a gunshop/range and shot a 629 (wood grips). No fun, but I finished the box- it was an indoor range, the muzzle blast was a trip. Big fiery donuts. I do have 21 3" mag 20 gauge shells anyone here is welcome to have. I shot their buds out of a Merkel double barrel and I can't figure out why anyone would do that combo. A few years later I ran into a guy pheasant hunting with that same situation (arrived late, those were the only 20 ga. shells in town). Man, was he whining.



Yeah, recoil and muzzle flash is scary at first, a hair trigger regardless of either made the back of my hair stand up.

The cool thing about a 44 mag with max loads? Pick up a 357 or any other gun with less recoil and flash and it'll feel like a .22
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:09:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2005 5:10:05 PM EDT by Andreuha]
My AK74 when I built it. I thought it would come to life and run amock!

Actually, I was worried it would blow up in my face (the barrel was nicked [slightly] from drilling rivets too deep). Runs like a charm, going on 5,000 rounds.
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