Thought This Was Pretty Cool

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by TheSadPanda, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3M46XVfVOU&feature=player_embedded]The lost art of "Cut Shells" - YouTube[/ame]

    I just found this video online, I thought it might have some relevance to SHTF and the zombie apocalypse. I think it'd be a perfect fix for when you are low on supplies/ammo. What's everyone else think?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    It is VERY unkind to a shotgun to do that. The bore is not a uniform size- it squeezes down just ahead of the shell (forcing cone) and maybe again at the muzzle (choke). That causes really high pressures.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I could see doing that if it was a life or death SHTF type of thing but not just to do it. It's cool but I would be afraid that 1) it would hurt me or 2) it would hurt the gun.
     
  4. USEBOTHHANDS

    USEBOTHHANDS New Member

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    totally cool, and GREAT to know, but constant firing of those "cut" shells through the same "choked" guns would definitely NOT be something to do on a daily basis.

    those shells are better left to the saw'd offs......LOL.
     
  5. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    what about on a slug gun? you think it would be fine?
    or just bad idea in general?