“The effect was not like being kicked on the shoulder, but instead like running into a brick wall in the dark. The recoil of heavy-caliber rifles has been described by some writers as a ‘push.’ With a .700 Nitro, such a silly description doesn’t apply unless having a 130-pound sandbag dropped on you can be called a push. There was also a momentary impression that my nose and jaw were no longer in alignment.”

So wrote Jim Carmichel, a hunting and shooting legend . . . and a fellow survivor of the .700 Nitro Express. Click here to read his account of the day he shot the rifle—a day he’ll never forget.