Cut shells

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Hectocotylus, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    Does anybody here shoot cut shells for some fun or cheap entertainment?
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    They are not so safe.
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    How do you cut them and what happens when you cut them and shoot them?
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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...."
     
  5. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    No, they are not that safe................
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Not safe, but make a big hole in wood....
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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