They weren't designed for taking one bird, but a whole flock of them. They were actually outlawed because they were killing too many Ducks and decreasing the population below acceptable levels.I can't imagine there would be much of a bird left after hitting it with one of those cannons!
For hunting down and decorative feathers. The rest of the birds were carrion.They weren't designed for taking one bird, but a whole flock of them. They were actually outlawed because they were killing too many Ducks and decreasing the population below acceptable levels.
No. I too find recoil exhilarating.I must be a masochist because i love recoil. Is there something wrong with me? Lol
Yea i've actually seen them in person. Never fired one however.No. I too find recoil exhilarating.
But a Punt Gun is on a whole different magnitude. They're basically shot-cannons, designed to be mounted to a boat and fired at flocks of waterfowl. Attempting to shoot one by holding it upright and bracing it against your shoulder wouldn't be advisable.
Thanks, I learned something. I was always under the impression that the gauge had some relation to the physical measurement of the ID of the bore, similar to 9mm and 45 Colt.My understanding has always been that the "gauge" of a shotgun refers to the number of round lead balls you can make for it with 1 pound of lead.
Therefore, a 2 gauge would shoot an 8 OUNCE ball of lead?
Holy smokes! That really is a small artillery piece!