Largest Caliber Rifle Ever: SSK .950 JDJ Rounds Are Stronger Than Ten .30 Rifles [VIDEO]
SSK Industries has introduced the .950 JDJ, the largest-caliber rifle ever built. According to the gun company, the rifle's astonishing .950 caliber bullet boasts 2400 grains and is propelled by 240 grains of powder. In comparison, a typical sniper rifle is usually just 200 grain. In fact, the kinetic energy of a .950 caliber round, which is nearly an inch wide and four inches long, is so overwhelming that it could only be compared to a World War I-era tank round.
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"It's a little scary," said a gun enthusiast after testing the SSK .950 JDJ on a YouTube video. Who would have guessed that the world's biggest understatement was uttered after a demonstration of the largest-caliber rifle ever built?
The SSK .950 JDJ is essentially a sholder-mounted cannon that fires mini mortar shells at 254,000 ft.-lbs. of muzzle energy. The bullet is capable of travelling at 2,100 feet per second and generates 2,777 ft.-lbs. of of recoil energy. The .950 JDJ is so powerful that a shooter that fires the mighty rifle will experience just as much kick as firing ten .30-6 rifles at the same time.
SSK Industries has created only three rifles that can fire a .950 caliber round. The prototype seen in the YouTube video weighs just 50 pounds, the lightest of the three guns. The other two rifles weigh approximately 110 pounds each.
The price of a single .950 caliber round is $40, making it one of the most expensive bullets on the market. That said, its mortar shell level of destruction makes it worth every penny.
The world's largest-caliber rifle ever built was nearly classified a "destructive device." A "sportmsan exception" was made for the SSK .950 JDJ.
To understand just how powerful the world's largest-caliber rife is, be sure to watch the incredible video below:
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