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Who Makes 8ga Shotguns?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Gunnerpalace, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace New Member

    Saw the slugs on Remington"s website but who makes them? and If you can include a link.
  2. Bullet Bob

    Bullet Bob New Member

    As far as I know (an admittedly limited distance), these are used in specialty devices that are used to break the sludge in metal-working kilns, in other words, industrial use only. I'm going from memory here, and may have the kiln type detail off kilter, but I believe the basic idea is correct.
  3. gunman42782

    gunman42782 New Member

    You are correct, Bullet Bob. I have an old industrial Winchester 8 ga slug, and I was told that is what they are used for.
  4. scout26

    scout26 New Member

    I believe that Remington still does, but as Bullet Bob stated above they are for "Industrial Use Only".
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2008
  5. Oldnamvet

    Oldnamvet New Member

    They use them in rotary kiln incinerators to blast up the slag dam that will build near the exit. Otherwise they would have to shut down, cool down, and go in to manually break it up. Sometimes operators "accidently" shoot off the temperature probes as well making a shutdown for maintenance necessary sooner than expected.
  6. VARifleman

    VARifleman New Member

  7. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    If you look closly at the brass on the industrial slug you will see a belt that prevents them from being chambered in sporting guns that can't handle the pressure.
  8. PeteRR

    PeteRR New Member

    Here's a lime kiln in Delta, Utah that I was doing work on.

    They would get a build-up of crushed lime on the inner surface and used the previously mentioned "cannon" to shoot off the crust. When they were shooting they made us shut our equipment off and move back.
  9. SDC

    SDC New Member

    If you want to go the next step up, Russia is making and using a pair of odd 23mm (about 6 gauge) pump-action shotguns, called the KS-23 and KS-23M ("Special Carbine - 23mm"). These things can be loaded with a variety of rounds, including AP shells and tear-gas, but are said to have a VICIOUS recoil. The 8-gauge industrial guns are usually mounted either on hanging chains or on a pedestal than can be swing in and out of a window.

  10. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace New Member

    OK, I thought they made one scope and scale like an 870. Thanks,
  11. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace New Member

    Found more info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KS-23 or

    4 GAUGE! Here's The Round


  12. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy New Member

    What does the gun(cannon) that fires the 4Ga cartridge look like?

    Pictures any one?
  13. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Active Member

    23mm is 6ga as stated in the article quoted by SDC, not 4ga.

    The muzzle would accomodate a 1115gr ball of pure lead. 7,000 (grains in a pound) divided by 1115gr = 6.3

    So between 6ga and 7ga

    A 4ga would have a 27mm (26.7mm) bore.
  14. SDC

    SDC New Member

    "What does the gun(cannon) that fires the 4Ga cartridge look like?"

    From Tula's web-site ( http://www.tulatoz.ru/en/toz123.html );


    Pretty conventional-looking, only scaled up to Godzilla-size.

    I also found a picture of someone holding the full-stock version of the KS-23, at militaryphotos.net; this is big enough as it is, but the TOZ-123 would be about 50% bigger (though it looks like the receivers are made along the same pattern)

  15. macFarlaine

    macFarlaine New Member

    Holland&Holland of London will make you a 8 bore.I enquired a few years ago more out of curiosity than actually wanting to purchase one.The price then was in the region of £70,000+vat.Try having a look on the BASC website (in the UK)they have a few large bore shotguns in their collection,including the double barrelled punt gun.
    Large bore guns are still used in the UK,mainly for geese,including the 4 and 8.
  16. paintballdude902

    paintballdude902 New Member

    haha i would love to have a puntgun too bad i wouldnt be able to hunt with it
  17. jad0110

    jad0110 New Member

    Supposedly, this is a 2 gauge shotgun. Have no idea what it is:


    I think this big boy would dislocate my shoulder!
  18. jameslovesjammie

    jameslovesjammie New Member

  19. Glenn Kelley

    Glenn Kelley New Member

    There is a Brit custom builder that makes 2 gauge.I saw an article on him a couple of years ago in Guns and Ammo.The gun was either 34 or 43 lb.They used it for sky busting geese.I believe most of his guns were 8 and 10 gauge.

  20. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace New Member

    Now That's what I want!

    (In case you have not figured it out I like loud and obnoxious things)
    (That's why I love the 4th)

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