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Heavy Four marked shell

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by stevep, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. stevep

    stevep Member

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    this is a low base W-W shotgun shell with the only marking being 'HEAVY FOUR'. is this just no.4 shot shell or is the marking telling me something else?
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  2. Jim Watson

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    New to me, but I would assume a heavy load, shot and powder, without the traditional identification of "high brass."
     
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  3. e rex

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    We used to use an 8 gauge industrial shotgun for boiler slag cleaning, the shells were marked like yours and were low brass.
     
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  4. Palladan44

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    Heavy Field Load size #4. Weird to see the short brass coupled with the word "Heavy"
     
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  5. RexFeral8

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    Interesting looking shell. Where did you get it?
     
  6. 12Bravo20

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    I still have a No. 8 00 buckshot industrial shell sitting on a shelf. It's a high brass roll crimp paper shell
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  7. Macchina

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    That 8 gauge shell is really cool. Any description on how it's used to clean boilers would be awesome!
     
  8. RexFeral8

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    That 8 Gauge looks like a brute! I remember reading somewhere that the slightly larger area near the rim was to keep folks from being able to chamber one of the industrial shells in their 8 Gauge shotgun. I guess the industrial shells were loaded really hot and it would have been a really bad situation if someone could have loaded one in their old Damascus barreled shotgun
     
  9. PWC

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    #4, Hevishot, not lead
     
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  10. George P

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    Winchester rented us the tripod mounted shotgun and we used buck and slugs to blast slag off the boiler tubing and walls. We previously used Remington 870s and wore them and the worker shoulders out too many times
     
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