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Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by PaulinKansas, Apr 7, 2021.
For those so inclined, you might search out this article by Nash Buckingham published in 1960.
Ah... got it.
A guy at church told me back in the day his great uncle bought an eight gauge, shot it once and broke his shoulder. Then sold it soon after that with only one shot out of the barrel. Not sure why he would lie but if true, that is pretty darn crazy.
Had a 24 gauge single shot for a while. Missing the forearm and had a few other things wrong with it.
I'd really like a little side by or over under 32 or34.
It's odd to me that they've outlawed eight gauge shotguns for waterfowl hunting, but they allow you to hunt with a .410.
They use to use 8 ga. slugs to shoot the slag out of the limestone kilns in Appalachia. My dad would bring home empties so we could show our friends. They wouldn’t let kids close to the kilns so I never saw the guns.
Yep. Used to use an 8 ga kiln gun for the slag rings in cement kilns. 2.5 oz lead slugs. We'd go through cases at a time.
Mounted on a tripod and lever operated.
Bore diameter matters when patterning different diameters of shot. Speed isn’t the whole equation.
I would imagine that nowadays will probably shooting the same, or heavier loads out of 12 guage and 10 gauge guns than they shot out of 8's back in the day.
Doubt many little kids cut their fowling teeth with 8 gauge guns.
(Though I'm pretty sure I recall the late USFWS agent, Dave Hall, who was something of a waterfowling historian, telling me that waterfowling's requirement for gauges greater than 10 was argued all the way to the Supreme Court at the time said lines were drawn.)