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alelks
08-17-2011, 20:44
This video pretty much speaks for itself.

http://gunsnplanes.blogspot.com/2011/08/cut-shells-tripling-your-shotguns.html

I'm not advocating doing this but it's interesting for sure. I'm not sure what would happen with different chokes.

mojaveman
08-17-2011, 21:41
Interesting post.

Use an improved cylinder choke or a short barrel with no choke?

Maybe I'll keep a few cut shells around the house for uninvited late night guests. :D

Peregrino
08-17-2011, 22:21
Learned how to do that at the old Mott Lake Compound in Jan 80. Got to be careful if you're going to load them in the magazine of a pump (870). Rough handling will ocassionally cause the round to seperate with predictable consequences.

Snaquebite
08-17-2011, 22:38
Old school...but agree with Sean...Not so good with autos.

PRB
08-17-2011, 22:57
Learned how to do that at the old Mott Lake Compound in Jan 80. Got to be careful if you're going to load them in the magazine of a pump (870). Rough handling will ocassionally cause the round to seperate with predictable consequences.

Yup, used on door breaching...very effective on steel reinforced door lock plate assemblies. I remember shooting then thru a bulldozer blade on the range.
Practice your razor cut to leave a strap on either side and slow load/chamber a pump.

TheShootist
08-18-2011, 10:01
I've used these to great effect on coyotes that wander within about 50 yards of the goose blind. My best luck has come using the Federal paper hulls and a shallower cut.

11Ber
08-18-2011, 10:02
Had an RRD guy show me this back when I was a PFC trying to get into Regiment. That didn't happen, but things have a funny way of working out in the end.

Jgood
08-18-2011, 15:09
Still talk about/teach it in the 18B course

CSB
08-18-2011, 21:43
From the article:

So, back to a very useful tip on shotgun shells. It's called "cut shells" and what it does is effectively turns the standard number eight shot dove load into a devastating 70mm Glaser type slug.


Not exactly 70mm, that would be nearly twice the diameter of the M203 grenade launcher round.

The video has it correct: "seventy caliber"

A 12 gauge is 0.729" inches in diameter, so it would be fair to call it a "73 cal"