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Old 07-12-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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All right I know this a stupid question.
If rifles are limited to .50 cal., Why are 12 ga. slugs, especially when fired through a rifled barrel, (approx), .75 Dia. legal??

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Because ATF gave a varience to shotguns. The primary use of a shot gun is to propel shot. Even though they are larger than the allowable 1/2 inch bore they are primarily scatterguns. Please hush up so ATF does not find a way to tax rifled 12 Ga barrels as Destructive Devices.

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OK, now I understand what's going on.
Lips sealed, key thrown away!

ETA: Robo please kill this thread.

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No need. They are fully aware of the implications of their variance. Very few rifled barrel shotguns have more than 5 rounds of capacity and their range is limited. With the vast majority of shotgun slugs being nearly pure lead, they do not have the penetration of a 20mm cannon or the destructive ability of a 40mm grenade launcher.

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Same reason that a .600 Nitro Express is not classed as a "Destructive Device". It is generally recognized as having a "sporting purpose", which is what kicks in the exception under the NFA.

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In 1994 the ATF re-designated three shotgun models as destructive devices under the "sporting purposes" clause of the gun control act of 1968.

ATF Online - Press Release - End of registration period for unregistered USAS-12, Striker-12, and Streetsweeper


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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on February 9, 2001 announces the availability of ATF Ruling 2001-1. This ruling advises persons in possession of any "USAS-12," "Striker-12," and "Streetsweeper" model shotguns that the period for Federal registration of those firearms will expire on May 1, 2001.

These three high-capacity 12-gauge shotguns were classified by ATF in 1994 as "destructive devices" under the National Firearms Act (NFA), 26 U.S.C. Chapter 53. The classification was made because the weapons have bores of greater than one-half inch in diameter and are not generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes.
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