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Shooting The 905…The Worlds Largest Caliber Rifle

With all of the large caliber rifles that have been make to sell in the civilian market…I think that this one takes the cake.  Ohio-based SSK Industries has produced the largest center-fire rifle in history. It is a .905 caliber which produces recoil equivalent to shooting ten .30-06 rifles at the same time. Each bullet costs $40 and comes in at a weight of 2400 grains. For comparison, the bullet fired out of an AR-15 costs .50 to .70 cents and weighs approximately 55 grains. The rifle itself is currently being produced at a weight of about 50 pounds, but the earlier prototypes weighed in at over 100 pounds (kinda heavy to carry while hunting whitetail deer eh?).

In a video of the rifle being shot, those working with the gun report it fires a bullet at approximately 2,100 feet per second with roughly 25,400 foot-pounds of muzzle energy. Wow, you could just aim the weapon at the sky and almost shoot the bullet into space. What do you think…way cool, or just a little too much over-the-top ? I like big guns as much as the next guy, but this one…just a tad too much even for me.

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