ezekiel's chariot - 張敦楷 (pjammer) wrote,
ezekiel's chariot - 張敦楷

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The .577 Tyrannosaur

In addition to its diameter, many firearm calibers bear suffix names, which typically describe the cartridge's history or original manufacturer. Common examples include the 9mm Parabellum, the .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson), or the .357 SIG (Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft).

The .577 Tyrannosaur, on the other hand, was named for its insanely high muzzle energy, which tips the scales at 13,700 joules (by way of comparison, the standard high-powered military/sniper .308 rifle cartridge delivers approximately 4,000 joules). While most of us may never experience the shoulder-jarring impact of shooting a gun designed to stop a charging rhino, we can all still snicker at four hapless guys trying their hand at firing a .577 Tyrannosaur-chambered Hannibal hunting rifle.
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