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XD45Compact
March 18, 2008, 08:29 AM
World's deadliest shotgun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ebtj1jR7c&feature=related

Toward the end, they introduce the explosive/frag shell that can be used with it.....UNREAL

cannonballmount
March 21, 2008, 04:33 PM
Contrary to the 1939 Supreme Court conclusions, shotguns have often been used in North American military.

A New England shoulder patch, used today, shows a guy in Pilgrim garb, carrying a bell muzzled shotgun, in the Militia, used by a Mass. National Guard unit, I think. The bell muzzled shotgun was for quick loading, not for shot spread, I read somewhere.

During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington, after noticing how often his troops missed, ordered his men load 6 to 8 pea-balls in their muskets with each musket ball. It was during that conflict it was noted that a hit with buckshot might not kill, but it took one or two extra guys out of the firing line, as the one wounded needed help getting back to the Hospital tent. (Got that tidbit from a book, "Cartridges of the Revolutionary War" or something like that.)

During the Civil War, the Commanding Officer of the New Jersey Regiment rejected the rifled musket shooting mini-balls, in favor of the old "George Washington buck and ball" load. Tennessee and North Carolina might have preferred the same loads.



The shotgun, as we all know, was used for cleaning out trenches in WW1, used not so much, but some, in WW2, and extensively in Viet Nam.

Interesting that at last, the scatter gun is being officially accepted in modern warfare. Wonder what a big buck or grape-shot load might do from a recoilless rifle?


Should they use rock-salt loads instead of jacketed lead for aggressive mob control? Farmers have long used rock-salt for taming mean bulls.

AmesJainchill
March 21, 2008, 07:24 PM
75mm recoilless rifle shooting shot! Good gawd, that's nasty.

VUPDblue
March 21, 2008, 08:27 PM
Interesting that at last, the scatter gun is being officially accepted in modern warfare. Wonder what a big buck or grape-shot load might do from a recoilless rifle?

IIRC, there is a shot load for the 120mm on the Abrams tank...