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Sunday, March 24, 2013

The .950 JDJ

Here's the largest center-fire rifle ever made, the .950 JDJ by SSK Industries.
Only three were ever made. This was the lightest, the carbine version, weighing in at 50 lbs. It shoots a .95 caliber, 2,400-grain bullet at 2,100 fps using 240 grains of powder, which generates 25,400 ft/lbs of muzzle energy and 277 ft/lbs of recoil energy. 
Each round costs $40.


Thanks for the video, Rurik

4 comments:

Grog said...

Actually, this one tops the JDJ

http://www.anzioironworks.com/MAG-FED-20MM-RIFLE.htm

The 20MM may or may not be listed as a DD, I don't know, but it's still a big mamalulka

Rob said...

It's that line "Lock slowly!" that made my ears perk up.

It's like when Adam said to Eve, "Stand back - there's no telling how big this thing's gonna get."

Jerome East said...

I saw something a few years back about a sniper rifle platform using the 20mm and the company that made it said they had a 40mm version being designed. Don't know what you'd use them on but I know for a fact that I wouldn't want to touch off either one.

Bradley said...

20mm is only around .787" or ~787 calibre, so this 950 Jd would be larger in diameter, but the 20mm might be a more powerful cartridge.