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What is that, a Punt Gun?

That's not for Recoil Junkies, it's for Recoil Masochists.
 

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That thing is almost an artillery piece.
 

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I can't imagine there would be much of a bird left after hitting it with one of those cannons!
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.
 

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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.
For hunting down and decorative feathers. The rest of the birds were carrion.
 
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110 pound gun that held 3/4# black powder and 1.5# of number 6 shot according to Wiki




 
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Should have been named "Punt mounted flock guns". Usually could take out a whole flock with one shot...
 

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Should have been named "Punt mounted flock guns". Usually could take out a whole flock with one shot...
...or MOAS...Mother Of All Shotguns.
 
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I must be a masochist because i love recoil. Is there something wrong with me? Lol
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.
 

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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.
Yea i've actually seen them in person. Never fired one however.
 

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Attempting to shoot one by holding it upright and bracing it against your shoulder wouldn't be advisable.
Shoulder?? What shoulder?
 
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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!
 

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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!
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.

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