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redrocketman
February 25, 2009, 11:14 PM
her is a link to the worlds biggest shotgun. It will blow ya minda away litterly:)http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/feature-world-s-largest-shotgun-with-video-demonstration-
It is called the punt gun. how would u like to own 1 of these or shoot it?

princess-bluey
February 26, 2009, 03:31 AM
It's a big Mutha!!!

troy_mclure
February 26, 2009, 04:57 AM
punt guns have been around forever. they used to be used by commercial waterfowl hunters.

redrocketman
February 26, 2009, 06:15 AM
well that's something u don't get to learn about every day mate thanks:rolleyes:

dahermit
February 26, 2009, 06:36 AM
Those punt guns were a horrible example of man's excess. With each shot into a "raft" of floating ducks, many were wounded and swam away from the men collecting the dead ones on the water. There was little or no effort to pursue the wounded ones...they would just reload and look for another raft of ducks to shoot into.

Double Naught Spy
February 26, 2009, 06:47 AM
Ah, but it is a topic we have discussed several times here...
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/search.php?searchid=2972290

TEDDY
February 26, 2009, 12:55 PM
when I was in Trinadad in WW2 had a cat showing punt guns one I remember was 37 mm bore.:rolleyes::eek::D

redrocketman
February 27, 2009, 05:10 AM
yer but it is nice to get things going again and the link makes it fell more technical:D:D:D

Leif
February 27, 2009, 07:29 AM
That used to be a big thing in this part of the country about a century ago, especially on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They would lay the guns down in the front of a skiff or small rowboat. I always wondered how the much the boat moved when one of those was touched off.

Couzin
February 27, 2009, 07:58 PM
Waay back! That is why the punt gunners laid down in the boat when firing. BTW - they are called 'punt' guns because they were mounted in a small boat/skiff called a "punt" boat. I believe the term is old English and probably carried well into the Chesapeake Bay where Elizabethian english is still heard. Punt guns were loaded with all manner of projectiles, nails, gravel, small nuts and bolts - nasty things. Punt guns are still in use in England with a bore limit of 1-3/4".

redrocketman
March 2, 2009, 07:15 AM
:Dwhat would be to happen if they put .......22 shorts in the punt gun ha-ha catch my drift:D:D