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Bulldog44
March 2, 2002, 10:59 PM
This may be a stupid question, but here goes:

Is there any such thing as an 8 gauge shotgun? I would almost swear that I've read articles about them before ( a long time ago ), but I've never seen or fired one (thank God).

Has anyone ever seen and/or fired one of these?

dZ
March 2, 2002, 11:17 PM
the biggies are called 4 Bore
http://www.cybershooters.org/Royal%20Armoury/4bore.JPG

huge is a punt gun
they were used to shoot flocks for market hunters
think skiff mounted cannon
http://www.gunnery.net/glossary/images/punting-boat.jpg
http://www.sinkbox.com/p000456.htm
http://www.museum.state.il.us/RiverWeb/harvesting/harvest/waterfowl/tools_techniques/guns/punt_gun.html

http://www.gunnery.net/glossary/p-glossary.html

C.R.Sam
March 2, 2002, 11:32 PM
10 guage is the biggest still commercially loaded in the U.S. 8ga is still loaded by Ely-Kynoch of Britain. 4ga is still in limited use and also available from Ely-Kynoch.

Sam