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    When I fire my .458 Win. Mag. from a benchrest I fold a towel a couple of times and place it between my shoulder and the butt stock for padding. I also sit a little more vertical so it is easier to roll with the recoil rather than lean into it and take the full brunt. Even at that I stop when the experience becomes uncomfortable. All that is accomplished if you persist in punishing yourself is to develope a flinch. Since contracting arthritis in my shoulders it's not a fun experience anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    I've actually had the pleasure of feeling the overpressue from two of the Iowa class Battleships. (New Jersey in Beruit and Iowa in the Persian Gulf)

    Here's a pic I took of the USS Iowa firing three of her 16" guns simultaneously. If you look toward the upper right corner of the frame you can see the three 16" shells in flight.


    http://www.ciwscentral.com/ussiowa.jpg
    Wow, that is amazing. They should have kept those old girls in service just for a morale booster if nothing else. And yes, I know they were inefficient to operate, but launching cruise missiles isn't nearly as impressive as firing those cannons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hueterm View Post
    Wow, that is amazing. They should have kept those old girls in service just for a morale booster if nothing else. And yes, I know they were inefficient to operate, but launching cruise missiles isn't nearly as impressive as firing those cannons.
    My general quarters station on a DDG with a 5" 54 main battery was in the handling room immediately below mount one. Every time the gun fired it felt like my feet left the deck. The automatic loading equipment in the handling room made a hell of a lot of noise as well. Each gun fired 20 rounds /min. as long as the firing key was held down. The projectiles weighed 126 lbs. and the muzzle velocity was 2900ft./sec. The system was very acurate and at a range of 5000 yards the first round would land within 25 yds. From time to time we had army artillary people observe a firing exercise and they were always amazed at what we could do, especially the accuracy in heavy seas at high speed. The gun aiming system was space stabilized with reference gyros which is where they got the idea for stabilized guns on Abrams tanks.
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    Well since I have to wait 10 days before I can take possession of my S&W 41 (7") I broke out a High Standard "Supermatic Citation" to warm up.

    10" barrel!

    Gun shoots very well but the magazines are for crap.

    OT: You guys who served in the Navy working the big guns have my respect.

    However, I think it sucks that when something goes wrong, the Navy blames the sailor first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    Well since I have to wait 10 days before I can take possession of my S&W 41 (7") I broke out a High Standard "Supermatic Citation" to warm up.

    10" barrel!

    Gun shoots very well but the magazines are for crap.

    OT: You guys who served in the Navy working the big guns have my respect.

    However, I think it sucks that when something goes wrong, the Navy blames the sailor first.
    That's because it's usually the sailors fault, one way or another.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_turret_explosion

    Navy went out of their way to blame this guy.

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    For "Gee Whiz" weapons how about this?

    I worked on this program.

    http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/program/abl.htm

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    A friend of mine, a former co-worker, had been an Airborne Ranger stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He said they guarded a remote site where "lightning came up out of the ground". From his description it appeared to be some kind of particle beam weapon.
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    When I was Chief of The Boat in USS JAMES K POLK (SSBN 645)(G) we carried as many as sixteen 74,000 lb. Poseidon C-3 ICBM's, each of which carried a fair number of Re-entry Bodies (big bangs).

    On the protective nose cone of each was stencilled "From Those Who Care Enough to Send The Very Best".

    It has often been speculated that each ballistic missile submarine was (is) capable of removing all life from every state east of the Mississippi. Scary thought. It's one hell of a canoe club............

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    The projectiles weighed 126 lbs. and the muzzle velocity was 2900ft./sec.

    That kind of power is just mind boggling. Makes the energy from CIWS' 500 magnum look like childsplay. Just...wow.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    I saw an example of the "Atomic Cannon" at Aberdeen, Maryland. It's quite a bit smaller than a 16 incher on a battleship.
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    I also love the C-130s that are equipped w/the huge cannons out of the side...those rock.
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    Ain't no C-130 with huge cannon....it's two 20mm Gatling guns (same as F4 Phantom units, but swivel mount) and 4 of same type 5.62 NATO. Called "Puff, the Magic Dragon". A 5.62 Gatling will put 5 rounds through a light bulb before you see it start to break. That's correct - Gatling, as in post Civil War "Gatling".

    In the 1st Virginia Grays, a North-South Skirmish Assoc. unit, Jack Rawl (Smithsonian Institution curator) and his Confederates had a .45-70 Gatling, doughnut magazine fed, that had a cyclic rate of just under 600 rounds a minute. Not bad for a late 1860's hand-cranked machine gun. Exactly the same principle as our modern high speed wheelguns.

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    Here's mah weapon:



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