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The Pawn Our pawns are modeled after the 9mm cartridge, one of the most common and expendable calibers. These may be the smallest pieces on the board, but they can certainly pack a punch when properly placed.

The Rook The Rooks are the 50AE (action express), a hefty caliber to say the least and one who’s straight shot can really make an impact. Rooks barrel themselves down the board and are the most fun to slam into their “targets”.

The Knight We chose the .454 Casull. Originally it was made as an improvement on the 45 Colt with a strengthened and longer case. In history, Knights themselves were an improvement on the average person, having been ‘knighted’ they were understood as being stronger and a cut above the rest.

The Bishop The 7.62x39 was first used by the Russians in WWII. Using this caliber for the Chessammo bishop is a nod to the Russian’s well known love for the game of chess.

The Queen To offset the Russian caliber beside her, the Queens are modeled after the massive 45-70 Gov, or ’45 Government’. This colossal caliber seemed fitting; “You want the King? Then you have to go through her first!”

The King The beloved .30-06! Every hunter and military person knows this caliber by name and most by sight. With his impressive military history none can refute the honor this caliber deserves. Who else is best suited for the Chessammo crown?!

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'cept.....thats not 7.62x39..... In fact, it looks like 5.56

the case walls are straight, not tapered. The shoulders are way too steep and the neck is way to long with the bullet being far to short and thin.

But its still a pretty bad-ass chess board and I want one!
 

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'cept.....thats not 7.62x39..... In fact, it looks like 5.56 the case walls are straight, not tapered. The shoulders are way too steep and the neck is way to long with the bullet being far to short and thin.

But its still a pretty bad-ass chess board and I want one!

Good catch...you are correct. Tech writer blew that one...! :rolleyes:
 

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I think I'll just use REAL ammo next time i break out the chess board. I've got most of those calibers, lol.

Im thinking, 30-06(or 7.62x54r for the russians, wink wink) for the King, 00 buck shell for the queen.

The 9mm pawns were clever, I do have to admit.
 

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great..... now i'm gonna have to get a few more different caliber firearms to justify to the better half having enough different calbers on hand to do this with my glass chess board. darn :rolleyes:
 

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great..... now i'm gonna have to get a few more different caliber firearms to justify to the better half having enough different calbers on hand to do this with my glass chess board. darn :rolleyes:

Heres how Im thinking the lay out should go.

Queen- OO Buck, 3" would be nice (cause lets face it, thats a whole lotta hurtin' right there)
King 45-70 (big, towering, hard hitting)
Bishop- 5.56 (zippy and accurate)
Knight 7.62x39 (good for the close up work)
Rook- 30-06/7.62x54r (powerfull, hefty, with a whole lotta ass!)
Pawns- 9mm (cheap and plentiful)


In my mind, the rook and king pieces could also be switched around and still have a good layout to the board.
 
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