so you want it NOT to shoot then i gather? because to my knowledge no one produces 8 gauge shotgun shells. i mean seriously if a 10 gauge isint enough for you, you would have to be going for some kind of mutated goose or a bear. in which case you should be using a rifle.
I went to google and typed "8 gauge shotguns" and it game up with a bunch of results and some pictures. I guess they still use them to start yacht races. Pretty interesting stuff. I would use one if it was legal. Also the original Bass Pro Shops in MO has a display with a punt gun. I may have a picture of it.
well this got me into looking at some "punt guns" by accident and all i can say is wow. you have got to see these things, one of them could throw 2 pounds of lead in one shot. I read that the most ducks taken down at one time was 30 or something around there.
about those punt guns, hell man, i read somewhere that the record was 500 geese with one shot, gaw, think about that, heck seeing 500 geese is pretty good, thats taking out flocks at a time, and they would mount them like a turret on the front of boats, i wouldnt mind taking one of those to the woods to hip shoot with :sniper:
Eight guage shotguns are still used in Britian for water fowl use, you can buy reloading components for them in England as well. The British don't load them with anymore shot than some of our 10 guage loads. What the larger bore does is give you the ability to shoot large shot with very uniform dense patterns something thats hard to do with the tiny 12 :lol:. It would be a good idea to allow the 8 to be used again now that steel is mandated probably reduce crippling and would be cool
I read the reason people quit using them is it would shake their brain loose and they would have brain hemorage. I know what ya all mean tho I always wanted to see a flock of 500 sob's come down all at once too.
That would be fun to be set up by people that didn't know you had the big gun with extra range, you could sky bust the birds way up there and really make them think you were a super good shot.
I own a punt gun, bring it out sometimes when the neighbor cat starts creeping in my yard.....one of these days the feline is going to be a perminant ornament on its owners front door. MEOW.....better yet, could have used it on the refs in last nights T-wolves game....one shot would have gotten them as well as USHER, TIMBERLAKE.....etc
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