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Old January 14, 2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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8Ga Industrial Shotgun.

I found a 8Ga industrial shotgun. Didnt even know they made them? He told me they use them in concrete plants to blow off the dried concrete in the giant tubes.
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Old January 14, 2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old January 14, 2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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No it was at a local gun show. He wanted 8,000 for it. Beautiful gun tho

http://www.winchester.com/industrial...ds.aspx?load=1
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Old January 14, 2007, 06:25 PM   #4
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Portland Cement plant

Had one of these back when I was a kid. It was mounted on a swivel yoke. Not the kind of thing to just hold and shoot.
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Old January 14, 2007, 06:51 PM   #5
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Here's Remington's:

http://www.remington.com/products/am.../kiln_guns.asp

And Winchester's:

http://www.winchester.com/industrial...sterntool.aspx

http://www.winchester.com/industrial...ngblaster.aspx
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Old January 14, 2007, 07:56 PM   #6
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Those Winchesters don't look like they would be too useful for dove hunting. They would seem to be difficult to carry.
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Old January 14, 2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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when i worked for Cemex, we had one of those. i never got to use one myself, but i was with a guy who did. they are LOUD. you can hear them over the roarin of the mills. and the mills are deafenin.
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Old January 14, 2007, 09:28 PM   #8
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Id like to buy a double or single shot 8ga, just so ill have something that will beat the crap out of my shoulder.... (I love recoil) Got any suggestions on what to get that has huge recoil?
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Old January 14, 2007, 09:42 PM   #9
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Shotgun is kind of a misnomer as I don't know of any that actually fire shot, only big solid lead slugs that stick out of the shell. They are also used for blasting the clinker off the inside of coke ovens and the like. To shut down the oven and let it cool so Mike from "Dirty Jobs" could clean it would cost a small fortune in lost production, hence the "shotgun" which can be used without too much production delay.

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Old January 14, 2007, 09:52 PM   #10
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i remember hearin it cost about 5,000 bucks everytime a finish mill went down
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Old January 14, 2007, 11:00 PM   #11
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Jim,

Not all 8ga's shoot slugs, my grandpa told me they used them on duck hunting boats for commerically "harvesting" duck. Stories of 8ga's taking down whole flocks. Ive got an old Remington box of thirty two 8 ga rounds, now I just need an 8ga shotgun for them haha.
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Old January 14, 2007, 11:23 PM   #12
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Ithaca Roadblocker 10ga. There are also other 8ga and even 4ga shotguns. The last being VERY few and far between.
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Old January 14, 2007, 11:33 PM   #13
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Know where I could get my hands on one?
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Old January 15, 2007, 01:14 AM   #14
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the 4 gauge shotguns and such.....look up PUNT GUNS they were affixed to the front of row boats. and sometimes several at a time would converge on a flock of fowl and light off at the same time = entire flock wiped out
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Old January 15, 2007, 01:33 AM   #15
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Would an 8 gauge be considered a punt gun? Meaning would it be illegal to hunt with one? I've seen some pretty impressive muzzle loading punt guns. 4 gauge and even this huge 1 gauge that was mounted on the ground.
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Old January 16, 2007, 07:05 PM   #16
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Punt guns

Were around 1.5in bore (possibly some larger), and were mounted on a "punt" (small boat). Many did not have stocks, they were mounted in a cradle/pintle type mount. I believe most were muzzleloaders. Used by market hunters in the latter 1800s, and going away after the turn of the century as game laws and the general decline in market hunting made them impractical. Some models were 6(or more) feet long!
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Old January 16, 2007, 11:33 PM   #17
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Plenty of 10ga on Gunbroker. Don't find any 8 or 4 bore.
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Old January 17, 2007, 09:36 AM   #18
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8 ga and larger shotguns are illegal to hunt all migratory species in the US.

And non toxic shells would put you in the poor house. The guns are also collectable and tend to be very expensive.

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Old January 22, 2007, 02:40 PM   #19
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I always wanted a large bore double rifle. But like most people I coundn't afford one. So the next best thing was to build something. Using a 1 1/2 in piece of cold rolled steel, my father bored it 1 in. After honing,the bore was approx 1.014. Using 550 grains of 2fg and a 1500 gr round ball I proofed it. The barrel was hose clamped to a piece of 2x4 and a fuse was used to lite it. It buried itself in 2ft of frozen sand, wow what a racket!. I load it with 200gr of 1fg and 3oz of shot for a field load. If I could figure out how to download pix from my yahoo photo album I could show you what this thing looks like. I'm not the best at woodworking but the 4 bore is functional. I live in Ct and the the law allows shot size up to #2, with no gauge restriction on small game.
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Old January 22, 2007, 07:24 PM   #20
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You wanna see what a Punt Gun can do? HERE YA GO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltQeCrVJtLU
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Old January 22, 2007, 08:02 PM   #21
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I might actually be able to hit a dove with that thing!
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Old January 23, 2007, 06:29 PM   #22
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Mounted on your bass boat would be a way to protect that fishing hot spot, keep the lazy fishers well away from you or on the bottom, depending on your tolerance.
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Old January 23, 2007, 07:00 PM   #23
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...or just knock all the fish out of the lake at once.
I was picturing it mounted on a duck boat actually. Have your own little PT boat, or better yet, a floating AAA platform for dense formations of low-flying soft targets.
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Old January 23, 2007, 07:14 PM   #24
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There are alot of threads here about BG's entering homes. Many of the threads are concerned with having enough firepower to stop them.

That punt gun would sove their probelms. It should be mounted on a platform facing the down the hallway. Instead of a string to operate the gun an electronic, remote control device would be attached to the trigger. The activation device should be placed on a chord around the homeowners neck.If an unknown person is coming down the hall towards the bedroom, a push of a button would end the threat.

Now the home owner can sleep without worry.
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Old February 2, 2007, 10:11 AM   #25
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4 Gauge

Heres a pic of my home made 4 gauge. A 22 lr was placed in the business end for comparison
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