Lewis Drake and Associates
12 bore nitro-paradox, 740gr solid, .735 dia. bullet, 2.5" red plastic
(is it legal to post a link? i need to read the updated rules...)
Can it be used in American 12ga shotguns? Smoothbore or rifled barrels?
Anyone ever tried these?
If you enjoyed reading about "12ga 740gr slug loaded ammo!!!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
October 14, 2010, 06:41 PM
I wouldn't want to shoot something that heavy - 1.69 ounces is gonna hurt
October 14, 2010, 07:39 PM
.735 diameter and no way to be squeezed down?:uhoh:
October 15, 2010, 10:49 AM
Those are for Pardox, "Jungle Guns", or "Explora" ball and shot guns. They had the last few inches of the barrel rifled with no choke. Once upon a time they were mildly popular for people traveling to India or Africa. They would pattern like an Cyl gun but I suspect with a bunch of flyers and have enough umph to take dangerous game if close enough. There were also 10ga. and 20ga. versions. I don't think they would work in a modern 12ga. with a bore of .729" but I could be wrong. Maybe in a fully rifled barrel?
A little research indicates they made them in 8 and 16 gauge also. One recently went for $9800 at Christie's (H&H). That doesn't seem like that much in the grand scheme of all things H&H.
I guess H&H is making the Paradox again, but I have to confess that only having 1840fpe form that 740 grain bullet isn't all that awe insipring when you consider the 1 3/8oz (only 1/4 oz less)Breneke from a 3" shell has over 3000fpe. I think I'll save my $10K for now...
October 15, 2010, 06:23 PM
Yes, H& is reintroducing the Paradox guns. Here's some more spec on the cartridge: