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Old November 17, 2006, 07:25 PM   #1
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Won a box of 8 ga shells

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.
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Old November 17, 2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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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.
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Old November 17, 2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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Buy your own Winchester cannon!
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Old November 17, 2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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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.
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Old November 17, 2006, 11:21 PM   #5
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The 8-gauge falls in the "punt gun" category:

Good luck finding a firearm you can shoot them in. Just hold onto them as a collectors curio.
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Old November 17, 2006, 11:58 PM   #6
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Oh my. It may just be time for a career change.

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Old November 18, 2006, 12:47 AM   #7
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You better hope you WIN a gun to shoot those monsters in too.
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Old November 18, 2006, 03:31 PM   #8
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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.

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Old November 20, 2006, 02:48 AM   #9
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Good lord what the deuce is this Winchester Industrial Business?
I love the smell of fresh shotgun in the morning.
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