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Old September 19, 2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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suppressed shotgun firing buckshot?

Just saw part of "No Country For Old Men", OK I know it's Hollywood but is a shotgun with a Foster's oilcan size suppresser stuck on it going to work in the real world. I mean more than one shot.
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Old September 19, 2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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just search for old country. I think this has been covered.
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Old September 20, 2008, 04:51 AM   #3
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I don't know what ammo was used in this video, but it seems to work better than I would have thought.
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Old September 20, 2008, 09:23 AM   #4
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The design for a shotgun silencer is different than one for a solid projectile (rifle, pistol silencers)

Basically it involves porting the barrel and putting an outer tube and baffles over that, so that you can use buckshot/birdshot/slugs without a problem.

But no, a tiny silencer like that wouldn't have reduced sound as shown in the movie. They need to be, in a word, HUGE.
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Old September 20, 2008, 09:59 AM   #5
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That makes it no more different than any other "silencer" that Hollywood has ever shown; how many times have we seen "the bad guy" screw a suppressor onto a revolver that didn't have enough volume to adequately suppress a .22, let alone the .38 that they were holding (completely aside from the revolver issue, for which I know there are exceptions)?
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Old September 20, 2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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Very, very true. I was just making an observation, though.

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Old September 22, 2008, 08:42 AM   #7
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I thought this video may shed some light on the SIZE of the 12ga silencer needed to achieve quiet...
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