Originally Posted by Durangokid
If you put a 1" stack of dimes in a 12 ga. shell you will have a projectile weight of 864 Grs. A dime will average 34 grs. and is one millimeter thick. There would be 25.5 dimes to a 1inch load. This is one hell of a load in any shoulder fired weapon. Back in the day a cowboys wages was around $17 dollars a month. That would be a little over .50 cents a day. It seems 25 dimes would have been a weeks pay. Now do I believe that they shot dimes in a shotgun? Do I believe silver bullets were used to kill vampires?
I dont think they actually used dimes back then. Sand, horse shoe tacks, nail heads, rocks, salt, glass and stuff? Dang skippy those things were used. So was ragged chunks of lead dug out of the ground. Iv even heard of people usin obsidian.
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