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Old 01-24-2012, 03:57 AM   #61
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We shot arrow about 20 yards fairly accurately. If you consider a pie pan acurrate at that distance

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That poor pie! Lol.
If i tried anything like that it would most likly exploed on me:/
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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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That poor pie! Lol.
If i tried anything like that it would most likly exploed on me:/
Well my mentor has about 35 years of gun smithin and "experimentin" so id say he knows what hes doin. Before that he did six tours of duty in 'Nam so id say he knows what hes doin. Have we had some of the experiments......go a stray? Yep. Tried makin our own dragons breath loads....it was pretty i admit till the 3rd one turned the barrel into the olympic torch(the gun was an olympic single shot 12 ga).

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It seems from old yarns that steel carpet tacks were used.
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I played with sections of brazing rod many moons ago. Kind of poor mans flechettes. Did not stabilize like real flechettes because of the lack of fins and the rods were too weak, they bent upon firing. They were hell on close range water moccasins though
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What is "Dragon's Breath"?
Do a youtube search of fps russia. He does a demonstration of a few different 12gage rounds. He also plays with a ton of sweet guns.
The one he does with the AA12 gives me a chubby

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I once knew a guy who rolled his pwn HD rounds with 9 .32 cal. lead balls and 24 (?) ga. steel leaders. Chain shot anyone? Probably not even legal anymore, but pretty effective when he tested it back in '85. He lived just outside of a swamp in Onslow County NC, and was already in his 90s at that point, so he is probably no longer with us.
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