We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The rifle they're shooting is chambered for .577 Tyrannosaur. If I understand correctly, it's a last ditch choice for stopping a charging animal--like a Cape Buffalo or an Elephant. Smaller, less punishing rounds are said to be as effective to that end.
Buddy, I think the argument would go, if you miss the first you won't be worrying about the second, but I could be wrong.
I saw what I think was a dislocated shoulder in there - makes me wonder how responsible it is to let someone fire a weapon like that without proper tutelage in how to hold it. My friend the psychologist used to build grizz rifles for his visits to his brother in Alaska, and I shot most of them (rifles, that is), including various wildcats based on .338's, .375's and 400's. After shooting those "mild" cartridges on a tame shooting range, it's hard to even imagine taking the time to shoulder a .577 during an animal charge - just point and shoot.