Saturday Afternoon KiX


A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun.
While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind.
Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character in the mind.
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

Thomas Jefferson, 1785

My best friend, Ruger Super-Redhawk  [.454 Casull],  and I take on six 1-Gal water jugs at the Golden Gun Club, Watkins, CO.
Only   1/1000 sec +/-   either way would have missed this moment!  
In the next   1/1000 sec   I got drenched with water, but I did collect the well-expanded bullet from the 6th jug.

The picture below says it all with one of my pet .454 Casull handloads.
It is interesting to compare with a major league baseball pitch.
For a baseball at 5.125 oz, travelling 90 mph, the momentum is 42 and kinetic energy is 87.
You see the .454 Casull load has way more kinetic energy and almost
twice the momentum - which is most directly related to recoil.
Shooting this thing is like catching a baseball without a mit.