View Full Version : 4 gauge shotgun...

November 23, 2011, 10:36 PM
i want one...

the rifleer
November 23, 2011, 11:25 PM
Thats a 1/4 pound of lead… no thanks:)

November 23, 2011, 11:30 PM
Have you been very good -- perhaps Santa will bring you one. Humm... you could blow a whole heard of reindeer off your roof with that bad boy.

November 23, 2011, 11:59 PM
santa doesn't love me that much... :\. a poor college student who owns a custom colt commander cannot buy his own guns anymore either. hahaha

November 25, 2011, 05:56 AM
It would be great fun to own and to shoot. I don't believe that the 4 ga. is legal for hunting any longer (10 ga. max)

November 25, 2011, 08:13 AM
That looks like a muzzleloader. Just because you can put a quarter pound of shot down the barrel doesn't mean you have to. Most people who shoot 4 gauges put in only enough shot to fill the sky.

I hardly ever put more than 1 1/4 ounce of shot in my muzzleloading 8 gauge except for that time that my brother wanted the "full 8 gauge experience", once was enough.
BTW, that gun throws excellent patterns with 1 1/4 ounce loads.

November 25, 2011, 09:56 AM
I have made three 4 bore rifles and four 4 gauge shotguns. With a service load, the recoil is a bit brisk. In fact, it's so brisk I won't zero in the rifles any more. I leave that to the customers. Here's a picture of a man shooting one I made. It's loaded with only 350 grains of powder in this photo. The service load is 425 grains. A “magnum load” is 600 grains, but no one was willing to try that, least of all me.This man is 5' 9" tall and weighs 175 pounds.
You'd done have to be a rocket scientist to figure this physics problem out.


November 25, 2011, 10:34 AM
Yikes, that's 350-gr load, a 600-gr load would have a significantly brisker recoil. I'm guessing a 4-ga gun would go a long way in helping you develop a flinch! When I was young and crazy, I shot a .460 WebMag in a light safari rifle, once.

November 25, 2011, 11:14 AM
With that 600 grain magnum load, a pound of powder is only good for about 11 shots. I don't think I can afford to shoot that gun.

Shouldn't cannons have wheels on them?

November 25, 2011, 11:25 AM
I want one for each hand!! In iowa anything over a 1in bore is illegal I don't think there is anyway around that in iowa. We can't have suppressed, auto or short barreled either. Silly laws punish the ones who use them in criminal behavior not the ones who don't.