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Some of you already know about it, I'm sure, but I just discovered this experimental cartridge from the 60s dubbed the Eargesplitten Loudenboomer. It's a .22 bullet seated in a necked down .375 Weatherby. It fell just shy of its 5,000fps goal, but I think it's a winner in the coolness department.

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Rock Island seems to be experimenting along those lines with the TCM9r

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Ben Kenobi: How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?
Han Solo: It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the navicomputer.
Luke Skywalker: [frantic] Are you kidding? At the rate they're gaining—
Han Solo: Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
Luke Skywalker: [points to an alarm on the control panel] What's that flashing?
Han Solo: We're losing our deflector shield! Go strap yourself in, I'm going to make the jump to light speed.
I once had dealings with North Valley Gun Shop's Charlie Clemons. Made me a few guns, he did. He told me a reloading tale. Seems he was messing with those little .223 things you all shoot. He wanted moar speed. So in a Mauser receiver he loaded that sucker to the top--he told me, but luckily I don't remember so some of you yay hoos can't try it.

So he has these hot .223 loads and goes out into the almond orchard to try it--hey: almonds is what we do up here. And almonds make rabbits. So he sees this rabbit out at like 150 meters or so with this warp nine load he's got. He steadies against a tree and draws a bead. Squeezes it off. Rabbit just sits there.

He's all WTF, so he aims again, shoots, rabbit sits there looking around. Nice day it was, apparently. Short story long, he looses another ten rounds, never hits the bunny. He's all pissed. Eventually the rabbit hops away, so Charlie goes out that way to see what there was to see. About twenty yards towards the rabbit's site Charlie finds some shreds of copper.

Yep: he loaded those suckers so hot it stripped the copper jacket off.

Warp factor eight, Mr. Sulu.

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HuckleberryFun wrote:Some of you already know about it, I'm sure, but I just discovered this experimental cartridge from the 60s dubbed the Eargesplitten Loudenboomer. It's a .22 bullet seated in a necked down .375 Weatherby. It fell just shy of its 5,000fps goal, but I think it's a winner in the coolness department.

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You got a spare barrel lying around?
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beaurrr wrote:You got a spare barrel lying around?
Thats what I was thinking. When a swift and 22-250 can reach 4000 fps , and if you dont pace your shots and have due diligence, you can burn up a barrel in a 1000 rounds. At 5000 fps its gotta happen faster. Unless maybe you shoot one round every 5 minutes so the barrel can cool.

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spara wrote:Rock Island seems to be experimenting along those lines with the TCM9r

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I spit in the general direction of that cartridge- Had a conversion kit, which functioned as well as could be expected (very sensitive to hand pressure, just like the RIA TCM9, but worked fine), but the "r" designation essentially made it not reloadable, as no commercial bullets were available last year when I tried. (Might have changed by now, but I haven't seen the cartridge take off either) The issue being, to fit into a standard 9mm case, the shortened length requires a special bullet, so none of the normal lines nor was Armscor selling the bullets separately.

That rifle cartridge looks like a screamer though.....
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CDFingers wrote:
Ben Kenobi: How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?
Han Solo: It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the navicomputer.
Luke Skywalker: [frantic] Are you kidding? At the rate they're gaining—
Han Solo: Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
Luke Skywalker: [points to an alarm on the control panel] What's that flashing?
Han Solo: We're losing our deflector shield! Go strap yourself in, I'm going to make the jump to light speed.
I once had dealings with North Valley Gun Shop's Charlie Clemons. Made me a few guns, he did. He told me a reloading tale. Seems he was messing with those little .223 things you all shoot. He wanted moar speed. So in a Mauser receiver he loaded that sucker to the top--he told me, but luckily I don't remember so some of you yay hoos can't try it.

So he has these hot .223 loads and goes out into the almond orchard to try it--hey: almonds is what we do up here. And almonds make rabbits. So he sees this rabbit out at like 150 meters or so with this warp nine load he's got. He steadies against a tree and draws a bead. Squeezes it off. Rabbit just sits there.

He's all WTF, so he aims again, shoots, rabbit sits there looking around. Nice day it was, apparently. Short story long, he looses another ten rounds, never hits the bunny. He's all pissed. Eventually the rabbit hops away, so Charlie goes out that way to see what there was to see. About twenty yards towards the rabbit's site Charlie finds some shreds of copper.

Yep: he loaded those suckers so hot it stripped the copper jacket off.

Warp factor eight, Mr. Sulu.

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shinzen wrote:
spara wrote:Rock Island seems to be experimenting along those lines with the TCM9r

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I spit in the general direction of that cartridge- Had a conversion kit, which functioned as well as could be expected (very sensitive to hand pressure, just like the RIA TCM9, but worked fine), but the "r" designation essentially made it not reloadable, as no commercial bullets were available last year when I tried. (Might have changed by now, but I haven't seen the cartridge take off either) The issue being, to fit into a standard 9mm case, the shortened length requires a special bullet, so none of the normal lines nor was Armscor selling the bullets separately.

That rifle cartridge looks like a screamer though.....
Looks like just took a jump in ice cold water.. Lol

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CDFingers wrote:
Ben Kenobi: How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?
Han Solo: It'll take a few moments to get the coordinates from the navicomputer.
Luke Skywalker: [frantic] Are you kidding? At the rate they're gaining—
Han Solo: Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
Luke Skywalker: [points to an alarm on the control panel] What's that flashing?
Han Solo: We're losing our deflector shield! Go strap yourself in, I'm going to make the jump to light speed.
I once had dealings with North Valley Gun Shop's Charlie Clemons. Made me a few guns, he did. He told me a reloading tale. Seems he was messing with those little .223 things you all shoot. He wanted moar speed. So in a Mauser receiver he loaded that sucker to the top--he told me, but luckily I don't remember so some of you yay hoos can't try it.

So he has these hot .223 loads and goes out into the almond orchard to try it--hey: almonds is what we do up here. And almonds make rabbits. So he sees this rabbit out at like 150 meters or so with this warp nine load he's got. He steadies against a tree and draws a bead. Squeezes it off. Rabbit just sits there.

He's all WTF, so he aims again, shoots, rabbit sits there looking around. Nice day it was, apparently. Short story long, he looses another ten rounds, never hits the bunny. He's all pissed. Eventually the rabbit hops away, so Charlie goes out that way to see what there was to see. About twenty yards towards the rabbit's site Charlie finds some shreds of copper.

Yep: he loaded those suckers so hot it stripped the copper jacket off.

Warp factor eight, Mr. Sulu.

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Some modern solid copper bullets might fare better. Hmmmm...
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i can't believe i didn't post this already
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One wicked load. The bunny won't see it coming from 500 yards.
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