Holy Fucking Shit

I finally received my ammo order for Annie this week.  Observe (please forgive the poor picture):

From left to right, you have a .22 Long Rifle (for reference), a 9mm (my backup and discreet carry), a 454 Casull (my everyday carry), a 6.8 SPC (my caliber choice for Evil Black rifle – not the poodle-shooter standard .223), and a .338 Lapua Magnum (Annie).

The 6.8 can easily be shot all day by all but the most recoil sensitive, but it does have a noticeable kick.  The entire loaded 6.8 round would easily fit inside the case of the 338 case with plenty of room to spare.

The projectile weighs 300 grains (over 2/3 of an ounce), which is three times the weight of the 6.8 bullet, and over five times the weight of the standard 55 grain .223.  It has enough gunpowder behind it to shove that 300 grain chunk of lead out the end of the barrel at roughly 2725 feet per second.

That’s about the same velocity that a .308 (M1A) or 7.62x54R (Mosin) develops with a projectile weighing half as much.  Both the Mosin M91/30 and Springfield M1A weigh 8.8 pounds.  Annie weighs a near-negligible seven ounces more, at 9.25 pounds. For those of you who have shot a M1A or M91/30, imagine touching off two rounds simultaneously.

Muzzle break or no, Annie is going to kick the living shit out of me.  Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m looking forward to it.

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10 Responses to Holy Fucking Shit

  1. Craig says:

    Hey! I like my poodle-shooter! 🙂
    Anyway… looks like that will be lots of fun to shoot….. bruised shoulder or not.

    • alaskan454 says:

      Nothing wrong with poodle-shooters. Many a bad guy has been dispatched with that particular caliber. I just have this problem of wanting something bigger and more powerful than the average.

  2. Akgrrrl says:

    I can’t wait till I can go shooting again! I just have to dig a path to the targets through the snow lol. It’s actually melting pretty fast:) have fun with your new Annie !

  3. Erin Palette says:

    Glad to hear that peckerhead finally came through with your order. Now we won’t have to get medieval on his ass. 😉

    • alaskan454 says:

      Me, too. I go out of my way to avoid conflict, but as long as he took, I was running thin on patience.

      Now, I just have to see if his loads are as good as he claims. If they are, it might make me a little more forgiving of the wait time.

  4. Garand Gal says:

    Have fun with that. I’d sure like to give it a try, but yano, I kinda like having my shoulders attached to my body…

    • alaskan454 says:

      Aw, come on. Savage incorporates a pretty good recoil pad into their Accustock, and it has a massive muzzle break. It can’t be all that bad.

      Or can it?

  5. lpcard says:

    hmm…just the kind of thing to reach out and touch someone…

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