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The lost art of "Cut Shells"

Discussion in 'Ammunition' started by DHonovich, May 24, 2011.

  1. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    The lost art of "Cut Shells"

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  2. DHonovich

    DHonovich Founder Staff Member Administrator Sponsor "Philanthropist"

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    Lost Arts Part 2- Improvised Shotgun Slugs

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  3. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Thats some pretty sweet stuff, and interesting to know too!

    Good find Dan!
  4. sumoj275

    sumoj275 .270 WIN

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    Very interesting. I have never heard of that before. Thanks for showing.
  5. Ripsnortr

    Ripsnortr 20g

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    On the cut shell, the shell is typically designed to eject after the shot so aren't you forcing something down the barrel larger than what was intended?
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I've wondered the same thing. I'm guessing the plastic has enough give to allow it to pass.
  7. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I accidently bought some steel shot loads, and I'm going to try this with them.
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  8. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Is your barrel overbored?
  9. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    No, I keep it pretty busy.
  10. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    No, std cylinder bore. Do you think it might plug?
  11. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Ole Barry, I liked the lost arts videos. He passed away 3 years ago.
  12. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    So is this going to work with steel shot loads?

    Am I going to line my barrel with melted plastic?

    I don't think it stays in there long enough to melt, right?
  13. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I'm a bit concerned with steel shot cut shells. Actually I am more than a bit concerned.
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  14. Tom396

    Tom396 .30-06

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    I like shooting wax slugs, but I am not gonna try those cut shells. I can see them significantly increasing the pressure inside the barrel due to the tight fit. To each his own. Take care. Tom Worthington
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  15. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    with the right amount of pressure and/or temperature, it could happen....
  16. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Maybe I'll just dump the steel shot in a bag & re-load with lead.
    They do not allow steel bullets at the range here, and maybe steel shot is verbotten as well. I never thought to ask.
  17. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I've watched several of those, and been amused at the demolition tactics.

    So far I have not actually seen them blow out a barrel yet, but there are lots more videos...:rolleyes:
  18. Ghmann

    Ghmann .270 WIN

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    Watched a few episodes of Hillbilly Preppers and suddenly realized, hey, that's Barry from the Cut Shells video.

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