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Old 07-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Bayonet on a shotgun, is it really practical?

I know that the Mossberg 590 that I know of, is the only boomstick that has the bayonet attachment, but really what is the point of it? (except for zombie Apocalypse ). The only thing I think of is that it looks intimidating.

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Old 07-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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I have never seen a bayonet on a shotgun in my life, i see no use for one.

Its like putting a knife on a 1911

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Might just be a carryover from a mil-spec requirement that all longarms accept a bayonet...sorta like the landyard loop on a handgun.

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I just asked the same question to a friend who came back from overseas. The main purpose he states would be if you run out of ammo your shotgun can be used as a polearm in close quarters. That would make more sense.

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A longarm without a bayonet after the ammo is gone is a club thats hard to use. A longarm with a bayonet after the ammo is gone is a spear thats easy to use.

Out of date?? not by long shot. Its no more out of date than putting a machine gun on the F22 Raptor...

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Would come in handy for refilling the hummingbird feeders. I swear those things know when you fire your last round!

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My Winchester Model 12 has a bayonet.............

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Kinda cool but should be longer

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When I was in the MP's, our Winchester pump shotguns were equipped with bayonet lugs for riot control.
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Kinda cool but should be longer
See it has a coolness factor. For riot control I can understand too for intimidation. I wouldn't want to be poked with that.
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