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?
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October 14, 2010, 05:41 PM
I wouldn't want to shoot something that heavy - 1.69 ounces is gonna hurt
October 14, 2010, 06:39 PM
.735 diameter and no way to be squeezed down?:uhoh:
October 15, 2010, 09:49 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, 05:23 PM
Yes, H& is reintroducing the Paradox guns. Here's some more spec on the cartridge: