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Bucket83
November 17, 2006, 07:25 PM
I've been hunting for 30 yrs and have never seen or herd of an 8 ga.can you even buy them anymore, who makes them and how much for the shells.

feralBoy
November 17, 2006, 08:42 PM
I know I saw pics of 8ga shotguns that they use for commercial applications. They clean furnaces with them. I tried to find pics but I couldn't find any.

CobrayCommando
November 17, 2006, 09:03 PM
http://www.winchester.com/industrial/pdf/IndustrialPDF/INDBRO.pdf

Buy your own Winchester cannon!

Dave McC
November 17, 2006, 09:32 PM
Back in black powder days, 8 gauges were common for waterfowling. Outlawed for sporting purposes and market hunting before WWI, these are quite scarce now.

They are used for some industrial applications. The launchers look more like artillery than long arms.

skeeter1
November 17, 2006, 11:21 PM
The 8-gauge falls in the "punt gun" category:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_gun

Good luck finding a firearm you can shoot them in. Just hold onto them as a collectors curio.

Raytracer
November 17, 2006, 11:58 PM
http://www.winchester.com/industrial...PDF/INDBRO.pdf


Oh my. It may just be time for a career change.

Joe

Ruger4570
November 18, 2006, 12:47 AM
You better hope you WIN a gun to shoot those monsters in too.

oletymer
November 18, 2006, 03:31 PM
If they are from the old punt gun era they are a valuable collectors item. If they are the newer industrial load then not worth much.

Karl

Jseime
November 20, 2006, 02:48 AM
Good lord what the deuce is this Winchester Industrial Business?