That’s a whole lotta hurt right there. I always wanted to experiment with handloading lead slugs for the 12 bore but never got a round tuit - too many other guns to take up my time. A couple guys in my circle tried it over the years but never seemed to make much headway.
They’re funny animals too. When last I looked into it, the most accurate and effective ones were dumbbell shaped and saboted and fired out of rifled 12 bore barrels. I think they had a funny roll crimp on them too.
But… a brass hull? I think a guy could get those from Mag Tech or one a those guys…. Dunno where you’d get dies from… or load data… Bah. Maybe in the next life I’ll have the time to tinker…
Any idea what something like that might be worth? $5k? $20k? I've read about those saboted (dumbells being old school pellet shaped) loads doing 2-3in groups out there at 100 yards.ReplyDelete
No idea. For a gun like that... depending on who makes it, who does the engraving - the high end is in the six figure range.Delete
And I was hearing the same thing about the accuracy of those dumbells. The aerodynamics and ballistics are truly baffling on these things. I am not sure how a conical would perform in a smooth bore...
BRI Sabot Slugs were like the first ones out back late 80's? Early 90's? They got featured in Jimmy Caan's movie "Alien Nation"... DeadDad of course ran right out and bought two boxes... pretty insane but they -did- have some crazy penetration... Sadly BRI (Ballistics Research Institute) got bought out, but a good writup on it can be found here: https://www.oldammo.com/january12.htmDelete
I shot ONE shot of 12-ga. Magnum slug about 15 years ago at a TX Blog shoot. The gun's owner was well north of 400-lbs and he was shooting the thing like Red Rider BB gun and invited me to try it. No wanting to look like a p*ssy and having shot 12-ga bird shit since I was a teen, I accepted his invitation... The millisecond that I pulled the trigger, I knew that I'd made a BIG mistake. I've had a shoulder that looks like spaghetti on an MRI since 1990 and that Magnum slug kicked like a crack-smoking mule with its nut hooked up to a golf cart battery pack. After I could see straight, I handed his gun back to him, thanked him and went back to shooting human rounds.ReplyDelete