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I had a wonderful weekend

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bang_bang, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Saturday, I tagged along with some gun nuts and ventured over to a field where some magical things happen. As soon as we got parked, a thunderous sound rang out through the mountains. Some guy had a 20mm rifle pounding away at the hillside downrange. Very nice experience, even though I didn't shoot it...I like my teeth where they are.




  2. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    That is just TOO C O O L!

    Looks like a Lahti(Finnish) M39/40-

    Those are 20mmX138B rounds in the picture.(Solothurn Manufactured, 'Long Solothurn' designation)
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2009
  3. gondorian

    gondorian Well-Known Member

    Don't you have to be special to get one of those?
  4. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Mhmm..there were several special people there. The Thompsons were all special, as well as a M2 Carbine that showed up.

    Personally, the 30-40 Krag pictured above is my favorite. Full-auto and extreme caliber rifles are cool, but the 30-40 is 111 years old this year and the old guy shooting it above has owned it for 50+ years. One straight shooting rifle, and a beautiful one at that!
  5. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Mmmmmmm...........oldies but goodies.

    ETA: I don't see too many full-length Krag rifles, usually just the carbines.
  6. What's the purpose of the square battering ram out the front of the tripod?

    Now THAT's a "belted magnum"! :D :p
  7. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Nice, that looks like a lot of fun!
  8. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    I believe those have a "dual bipod", or whatever you'd call it. It can sit on either two legs, or two skis. It's sitting on the skis. I can't even imagine where you'd find ammo for them.

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  9. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    No sir, you, I, grandma can own and shoot a 20... semi auto of course.

    I do hear of several state level restrictions... probably stamps(read $$$$)...

    Just gotta have one... that's all there is to it!

    oh, and ammo.... Brashco Specialty Ammo. Also buy up surplus trainer stuff, modify, reload, have fun!
  10. My grandma's done got two of 'em, UM!
  11. bdg146

    bdg146 Well-Known Member

    Can you take a deer with that 20 mm? :p
  12. bang_bang

    bang_bang Well-Known Member

    Just have to make sure it's a well-placed shot to the vitals. :D
  13. jackdanson

    jackdanson Well-Known Member

    Over .50 inches so they are considered destructive devices. Yes, you can get one, but it would cost you quite a bit... and I don't know where the heck you'd get the ammo for it, you'd probably have to load it yourself. (I don't think that will fit in my press!!!)

    Reminds me of Unintended Consequences.....
  14. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Well-Known Member

    Salt of the earth......!

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