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Snake Shot 44 cap and ball.

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by mrelijahgardner, May 16, 2006.

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  1. mrelijahgardner

    mrelijahgardner Member

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    I got into a disucssion witha friend about snake shot. Well, normally for snake I'd use a 12 ga shotgun or a .22 with snake shot. I was wondering if it would be possible to load a black powder pistol with shot to work as a crude anti snake weapon. The reason I'm asking is it is allot easier to carry a pistol than a big shotgun.
     
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  2. sjohns

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    pack some shot into a cigarette paper. That's what they did in the acw period.
     
  3. ribbonstone

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    Works fine...I jused use a flet wad on top of the powder, shot, and either a second felt wad or home-punched card wad. Works best with less powder (usually about 15-20gr.) and more shot.

    But there isn't a good way to get those wads to hold up to the recoil from previous rounds, so it's usually only used in one chamber.
     
  4. mrelijahgardner

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    With wads

    I'm going to experiment this weekend. If I were to use a thick layer of grease infront of the felt do you think that would hold it from comming loose when I fired.
     
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    You will probably kill the snake by suffocation when the grease hits it's face!
    I stopped using grease after the first time I went to the range, it is SO MESSY!
    Duncan
     
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    Rather than grease I've found that a tight ball of tin foil mashed into the chamber works just fine.
     
  7. Wwalstrom

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    Snake-Shot

    The packaging for Ox-Yoke wonder wads have the instructions for using shot in a revolver. I scanned the card to a pdf, I can email it to you if you'd like. The only problem is the range ... you're looking at a MAXIMUM of 15 feet. naturally, you'll have to experiment with charges, shot size, and patterning.
     
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    Powder, card wad, shot, round ball.

    Short range, not a lot of power. A ring of shot with a
    hole in the middle.
    Can be loaded with more then one chamber.
    Good for snakes.


    Tinker2
     
  10. mrelijahgardner

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    Thanks for the email WWalstrom.
     
  11. edggy

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    I live in S.Texas I guarantee you if you came across some of the
    rattlesnakes we have here. You would be running for a shotgun maybe two.
     
  12. mrelijahgardner

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    Shotgun

    I definitely agree about the shotgun. If I found a poisonous snake in the back yard I would use the 12 ga. I do a lot of hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding. It's not always practical to carry a 28 inch barrel gun. I'd like to use the .44 because it is my favorite gun.
     
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