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Old 09-28-2009, 10:42 PM   #141
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I fail to even begin to understand why any one would even want to go to the trouble of loading coins in a shotgun, unless you wanted to send coffee money airmail. Also, why do all that when very effective shells are available and will not risk damaging your weapon.

That statement in my opinion was very irresponsible, are we not supposed to provide helpful info that sane?

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Old 09-28-2009, 10:48 PM   #142
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I STRONGLY recommend NOT shooting shotshells loaded with nickels or any other coins! Ballistic tests have been done on dimes and they fell WAYY short of the myths. This is 1 of those "don't try at home kids" type things!
It totally amazes me what people over the years have told me they have put in their shotgun shells. Aside form severely damaging their shotguns a couple people I know are somewhat scarred up now and are getting by with the loss of a couple of fingers. They're lucky.
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:38 PM   #143
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Good morning- time for your reality check.

A US 5 cent coin is 0.83 inches in diameter
A 12 g bore is 0.729 inches in diameter.
Notice how a nickel is larger than the bore? Will not fit.

Coins are made of either zinc, copper/nickel, or a copper base. They are much lighter than lead, and will not retain the energy that lead does. Likewise ball bearings (density of steel= 7.88) versus lead (density 11.35) fired from ANY weapon. Coins also have all the accuracy of a hailstorm- they will scatter in directions not possible to calculate.

Shorten the barrel of a shotgun to less than 18", and unless you have already paid the fees to the BATF, you have just committed a Federal felony. Last time I looked, the penalty is a fine of not more than $10,000, and 10 years of Leroy telling you to get the laundry done- sweet cheeks.

DO NOT post advice in areas where you have no knowledge. It can cause people to get hurt.

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Good morning- time for your reality check.

A US 5 cent coin is 0.83 inches in diameter
A 12 g bore is 0.729 inches in diameter.
Notice how a nickel is larger than the bore? Will not fit.

Coins are made of either zinc, copper/nickel, or a copper base. They are much lighter than lead, and will not retain the energy that lead does. Likewise ball bearings (density of steel= 7.88) versus lead (density 11.35) fired from ANY weapon. Coins also have all the accuracy of a hailstorm- they will scatter in directions not possible to calculate.

Shorten the barrel of a shotgun to less than 18", and unless you have already paid the fees to the BATF, you have just committed a Federal felony. Last time I looked, the penalty is a fine of not more than $10,000, and 10 years of Leroy telling you to get the laundry done- sweet cheeks.

DO NOT post advice in areas where you have no knowledge. It can cause people to get hurt.

Excellent and very accurate advice there C3, my friend. Make note to self: Never visit, call or set foot in the state of Pennsylvania. There is obviously something contaminating the water or air in some areas, affecting a very small and selected population, and even a few.......Marshals.

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A lot of the old guys around my hometown would load their shells with fish salt (kinda like rock salt). It wouldnt kill the intruder but he will be very sore for a long time! Basically if you shoot someone in your home in Canada you WILL go to jail. How long depends on whether he lives or dies.

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old remington semi, pistol grip, barrel trimmed to forend grip, 3" magnums loaded with nickels.
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Perps are the entire reason every family should own one of these. Boy Top P you just sent the bells and sirens going at ATF HQ. Lets admit to owning an illegal shotgun on an open forum. I think you just made the list for most STUPID post of the DAY.


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Excellent and very accurate advice there C3, my friend. Make note to self: Never visit, call or set foot in the state of Pennsylvania. There is obviously something contaminating the water or air in some areas, affecting a very small and selected population, and even a few.......Marshals.

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