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Posted: 5/5/2003 9:10:43 PM EDT
I built a steel barrel for my flare launcher (the plastic one was scorched). Now I'm wondering if I could shoot these Aguila mini shells out of it. My biggest question: Is the recoil going to break my wrist? Any opinions? I have both shot shells and slugs. I'm not too proud to admit I'm scared. BTW: The new barrel is 4140 steel thicker than my 870's.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 9:16:14 PM EDT
The only thing you can legally fire out of a flare gun is a flare. Firing any type of Anti-Personel (ANYTHING OTHER THAN A FLARE) round is illegal out of a flare gun.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 10:58:03 PM EDT
He meant if it is possible, not if it's commie legal. I think it should work... Just hold on...
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 11:20:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 11:23:35 PM EDT
I'd stick to the rule of "it's nobody's business unless you make it their business".
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:54:30 AM EDT
I've fired a .410 from a derringer and want to know if its going to be much worse than that. I'm contimplating keeping a few rounds on the boat for just in case. I've been told these rounds have very little recoil from a shotgun, but... this flare gun doesn't have much mass. It is all steel though.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:42:26 AM EDT
Just get someone to hold your beer before you touch it off. I very much doubt the flare gun is built to take the pressures of a real shell.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:38:44 AM EDT
[b]From Aguila's web site ;[/b]
All Types of [red]MINISHELLS[/red] are loaded to SAAMI specs according to 12ga shotshells of regular size, namely 2-3/4" or 3" in length. This means that regular shells and [red]MINISHELLS[/red] generate the same pressure in the chamber of 12ga shotguns. [red]MINISHELLS[/red] should NEVER be used in signal/flare guns or any other firearm other than 12ga caliber SAAMI approved shotguns. Failure to comply with this may result in injury or death to the user or others.
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Link Posted: 5/6/2003 4:43:09 AM EDT
I have shot a couple of the mini shells out of a 1300 12ga and the recoil was lighter that a reduced recoil police training round but not much less. Make sure you film it [grenade]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:12:00 AM EDT
If I were to take pictures I sure as hell wouldn't share them with any of you! I've seen too many photoshopped pics on this site. You guys are a bunch of cold hearted bastages.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:19:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 1:26:59 AM EDT
Pressure in short shells are higher than 2 3/4 or 3" rounds.
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