World's biggest shotgun?


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GaryL
March 6, 2007, 10:19 PM
I wouldn't know, but this thing is impressive.

http://www.break.com/index/biggest_shotgun_in_the_world.html

BTW, this site probably won't get past the work filters, but their video section is pretty much PG13.

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DoubleTapDrew
March 6, 2007, 10:25 PM
He didn't even fire it from the shoulder, what a wuss! :p
That's pretty cool. Way back in an issue of guns and ammo they did an article on 4,6, and 8 gauge shotguns. The cover photo was the author in mid air during full recoil with a very painful expression on his face :uhoh:

GaryL
March 6, 2007, 10:51 PM
He didn't even fire it from the shoulder, what a wuss!
I'd be a wuss too. One shot with that and I don't think I'd be pulling the trigger on anything else until the bones were well healed. :what:

rustymaggot
March 6, 2007, 10:55 PM
id like to know exactly what that was, or even what cartridge it was. does anyone know for sure? any more video of it floating around?

RNB65
March 6, 2007, 11:03 PM
It's a punt gun. There are two of them on display at the office of the Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries here in Richmond. It's basically a small, smoothbore cannon used in past times to kill ducks and geese by the dozen. Typically fired from a fixed mount on the front of a flat bottom skiff (or punt).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_gun

Shear_stress
March 6, 2007, 11:08 PM
You can still hunt with these suckers in England, apparently:

http://www.puntgunner.co.uk/aboutsport.htm

XLMiguel
March 6, 2007, 11:47 PM
RNB65 got it. Punt guns were used by commercial hunters on the Chesapeake (& elsewhere). You really wouldn't want to fire it from the shoulder, as a.) they're pretty heavy, you'd need a rest or a buddy; and b.), it will knock you on your butt (they were capable of capsizing a small boat if fired way off keel axis). The Chesapeake was the largest source of protein on Earth. Even today, migratory fowl can darkern the skies for hours in season . . .

Sorry to ramble, I'm and old Bay sailor high & dry in NM (it ain't bad, just miss the crabcakes sometimes)

DoubleTapDrew
March 7, 2007, 12:55 AM
Well apparently these have a "sporting purpose" so I'm going to have to mount a metalstorm to my harley (to compliment the super-secret 12 gauge rounds in the handlebars) haha :neener:

ArfinGreebly
March 7, 2007, 01:46 AM
I'm sorry . . . I missed that.

Is that an .88 magnum?

only1asterisk
March 7, 2007, 01:48 AM
That isn't even close to the world's largest shotgun!

David

dfaugh
March 7, 2007, 09:23 AM
Local gunshop used to display one in their front window...I'd guess, from the size, a 2 or 4 gauge. I never looked at it closely, as I thought it was a "fake" made for advertising purposes. It was approx. the size shown in the video, although IIRC, the barrels were some what shorter.

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