I was watching a series on the military channel wherein they explained the single most important event in weapons advancement was the implementation
of riffling to weapons. Now here's where I need a creative mind.
Question: Would it be possible to mod a standard 12 ga. firing slugs?
Would it improve the weapons performance?
Why isn't the weapon already riffled?
A moss. 12 ga. is smooth bore yet my 50 cal bp is riffled, and all the while I thought the 50 cal was less reliable. This is because I have more
accuracy from my 12 ga, however I feel it could be better with riffling like the old black powder version slug firing ancestors that were the most
notable advancement in the genesis of fire arms.
A riffle is called such because it has grooves in the barrel which turn the projectile in a right hand spin which make it stable like a fooot ball,
instead of tumbling like buzz saw , but you know that dont you.
I forgot to increase range add a lead ball to each corner of your diaper to
give it weight and maybe even open it up to exspose contents for better exsposure to target.
I would go with Avian(bird)Flu, if it is a mutated strain it could be blood,air,contact transmitted....the culturees might be hard to grow.
However there are not yet cures to all current versions of this stuff, so dead is dead with it, no guessing involved.
No Man, I just think anyone here who likes weapons enough to take part in a forum catered to weapons discussion, would know if its possible and where
to get it done custom. As for gun smiths they say the side wall of the mossberg 12 ga is to thin for the proceedure.
So that leaves me with a problem, if local gun smiths dont know how the maybe there is a smithy who can fabricate a new barrel accounting for the thin
The slug is rifled to give it some spin but not much.
A slug gun is for close in work honestly, 20-30 yards tops, not really any need for a rifled barrel.
And No you cant rifle a shotgun barrel.
I used to deer hunt with a both a 20ga and 12 ga slug gun, hard stuff to do in the terrain i live in.
You have to get closer with a slug gun than with a bow.
There are many common examples out there of shotguns that can use a standard smoothbore and a rifled barrel.... (ONE F in RIFLE grrr)
And as to why you'd use a slug gun... In certain parts of some states you CANNOT legally hunt with a true rifle due to proximity of populations etc.
At which point you are relegated to rifled shotguns firing slugs. While not nearly as accurate at range as rifles 100 yard or more accurate fire is
Sorry everyone for not responding until now, was in hospital.
1 Thanks for spelling correction advice my bad
2 Thanks for the links and info, I love my Mossy and want to keep it but just mod it. I have made it balanced and lighter than factory issue I just
wanted to tweak its accuracy.
3 I will follow up with the ammo suggestion however I have a question if the slug is rifled what about blow by of gasses that are suppose to be behind
the projectile, because I'm using remanufactured ammo and the slugs are poured smooth by the smithy I get them from. its the same as the cheapo wad
cutter ammo I used in my 38 just simple and no effort made to make them practical. The reason I use them I get a 1000 round pickup at cost of 200
better quality ammo.....and before the cursing begins I know I'm having to clean more and they are not useful in field, but they are good for cheapo
CQC ammo and snake killing ammo and in case of using one ranch a cheap one shot one kill euthanasia ammo for critically wounded cattle.
CQC is not really what I want it for so that's not a problem, however I want longer range take down capability so can take down wounded live stock
without being in close have you ever seen a injured full size black Angus bull with a critical injury charge a pickup. I have and that pickup ended up
being euthanized as well that bull hit the front end so hard he cracked the block and water pump , radiator etc. The bull just stumbled a bit and
walked off. I still had to shoot it ,but I lost my favorite pickup in the process.
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