express rifle


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express rifle

n.
A large-caliber rifle that fires ammunition at high velocity, used especially in hunting big game.

express rifle

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a high-velocity hunting rifle for big game shooting
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At my hip hung a long-barreled six-shooter--somehow I had been unable to find the same sensation of security in the newfangled auto-matics that had been perfected since my first departure from the outer world--and in my hand was a heavy express rifle.
Occasionally, for the larger game animals and the gigantic beasts of prey, I used my express rifle, but for the most part the revolver filled all my needs.
At the same time I stepped from behind my boul-der, drawing one of my revolvers that I might conserve the more precious ammunition of the express rifle.
Not once had his eyes rested upon her since that moment at the river's brim his hand had closed upon the rope attached to the bow of her dugout and he had believed her safely in his power again, only to be thwarted an instant later as the girl snatched up a heavy express rifle from the bottom of the craft and levelled it full at his breast.
In Numa's estimation man was a slow-witted, slow-footed creature which commanded no respect unless accompanied by the acrid odor which spelled to the monarch's sensitive nostrils the great noise and the blinding flash of an express rifle.
Oh, of course," he said ironically, "an express rifle would be better, for who knows but we might meet an elephant here in the desert.
Opinion was divided as to the bravery of the king of beasts --some maintaining that he was an arrant coward, but all agreeing that it was with a feeling of greater security that they gripped their express rifles when the monarch of the jungle roared about a camp at night.
The three express rifles and two hundred rounds of ammunition.
500 3-inch Black Powder Express rifle would have had the confidence of tiger hunters.
Novelist and columnist Paul Gallic[degrees] shared the following thoughts in his column "Thinking Aloud" in The Milwaukee Sentinel: "I just can't put my finger on it, but the aspect of little Elaine perched athwart a defunct mastodon, cuddling an express rifle and smiling in childish glee, depresses me.
50-caliber break-action with the traditional lines of a big game express rifle.
For more affordable rounds, the Winchester Super-X and the Remington Express Rifle lineups offer all the popular calibers with several dollars in savings.