Cut Shotgun shells Anyone ever try this?
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:31 PM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:55 AM
Do it all the time. And I only do it one at a time. Was out with two members from here just over two weeks ago and showed them how to do it for the first time. It's about the only thing factory shotgun ammo is good for anyway . We were shooting at stuffed animals at 30-40 yards that someone had left out there, absolutely tears them apart . It is all just in the name of fun, but really slows down the pace when the nephews are going through shotgun shells like no tomorrow . The one piece wads work the best if you hold cut them between the gas seal and the shot cup. This also allows me to cut it entirely and still have it hold together. You can hold it up to the sun and see the wad and where to cut, at least in the lighter colored hulls.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:35 PM
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:06 PM
I wasn't go to implement you and your hanging around the wrong crowd, didn't want you to get a bad reputation . Yes it works, and yes I had a blast. The kid still talks about you guys and that trip . The 20ga Federal bulk rounds from Wally-World are the easiest to see through and have a one-piece wad ideal for this. However, the steel shot Winchester stuff has a two-piece wad that is a pain in the rear. Plus, I would rather compress lead than steel myself .
When I saw this post I defintely had to come in. Bisley introduced me to this two weeks ago and I was amazed that birdshot could be so lethal. I may be going out in a few weeks and taking the family and some family friends for some fun in the sun and may try this again.
When you take into account that your store bought bulk (shotgun) ammo in 7-1/2 or 8 is moving no more than 1200fps and at under 10,000 psi, probably closer to 9,500psi, and a standard non-mag shotgun will take 2-3/4" LOADS UP TO 13,000psi without problems, you can see why even a lot of extra pressure don't hurt it. I have hand loads in 2-3/4" with 1-3/8oz and 1-1/2oz along with some 1-1/8oz loads (at almost 1,600fps) that are all within limits and make these seem like a BB gun. And besides all that, if it did compress too hard, it would simply push the crimp open and force the shot out before it got stuck in the barrel. 12ga, 20ga, single shot, pump, auto, I have shot them in all, with not one glitch. We do it all the time to slow down the pace a bit and just to be adult kids having fun. But if leery in the least bit, then definitely don't try it. Like I said, it is merely a novelty, and pretty much worthless (with all the other of today's load options) except for fun.
Seems to me like the extra width of the hull would get stuck in the choke or the barrel somewhere, I'm not the most expirienced shooter and clearly it works but how exactly have you guys been doing this? Looks cheap and fun but also incredibly dangerous.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:57 AM
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:50 AM
My mossberg 500 is ported also what would this do to effect the shot?
I won't do it from my 835 cause of the ported barrel.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:54 PM
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