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Hectocotylus 08-06-2012 06:06 AM

Cut shells
 
Does anybody here shoot cut shells for some fun or cheap entertainment?

HockaLouis 08-06-2012 10:57 AM

They are not so safe.

winds-of-change 08-06-2012 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hectocotylus (Post 894577)
Does anybody here shoot cut shells for some fun or cheap entertainment?

How do you cut them and what happens when you cut them and shoot them?

c3shooter 08-06-2012 11:44 AM

We have discussed this here. Really not a good idea, useful to know for last ditch extreme circumstances.

Winds- if you cut part way thru the plastic of a shot shell, going all the way around the shell, on firing the front half of the shell leaves the gun in one piece, holding together and acting like a slug.

HOWEVER- shotguns were never meant to have that larger cohesive mass pushed thru the squeeze of the forcing cone. Spikes pressures, increases wear on gun, and could lead to someone saying "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to say farewell to...."

303tom 08-06-2012 01:14 PM

No, they are not that safe................

winds-of-change 08-07-2012 03:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 894677)
We have discussed this here. Really not a good idea, useful to know for last ditch extreme circumstances.

Winds- if you cut part way thru the plastic of a shot shell, going all the way around the shell, on firing the front half of the shell leaves the gun in one piece, holding together and acting like a slug.

HOWEVER- shotguns were never meant to have that larger cohesive mass pushed thru the squeeze of the forcing cone. Spikes pressures, increases wear on gun, and could lead to someone saying "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to say farewell to...."

Thanks for the explanation. I could never understand why someone would want to 'experiment' with a firearm. :confused:

kytowboater 08-07-2012 04:24 AM

Not safe, but make a big hole in wood....

robocop10mm 08-07-2012 05:46 AM

This topic has caused much consternation in the past. NOT SAFE. Let's just not go there.


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