2017-12-31 17:57:11 UTC
to slugs for deer hunting. I wondered if anyone else had ever heard of this.
Being short on funds, granddad would buy boxes of birdshot meant for trap shooting
when they were on sale. He would then score the plastic right above the brass, not
cutting through but weakening the shell casing a bit. When he shot at a deer, the
plastic would separate from the brass and fly out of the barrel as a unit. The birdshot
would remain encased in it, giving the impact of a slug when it hit.
Sounds sort of possible but I'd worry about the plastic case getting stuck
and blowing the barrel.
[MODERATOR: The idea of a "cut shell" has been around a long time, and
it can work as generally described. In effect, the load becomes a huge
frangible. (You can find videos on the web of people showing this off.)
And the practice is also fraught for the shooter, especially in firing
more than one round. The first might get off okay, but if it leaves a
case in the barrel, then that becomes the bore obstruction for the next
time you pull the trigger. Your Humble Moderator would recommend against
the practice. ]